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White House Clarifies and Expands Executive Branch Review of Foreign Participation in FCC Regulated Telecom Services

The President has issued an Executive Order making changes to the process by which Executive Branch national security, law enforcement, trade and other agencies review FCC applications filed by telecommunications service providers. Read More
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FCC Announces Final Procedures For C-Band Transition

The FCC has released final procedures to transition the 3700-4000 MHz portion of the C-band satellite downlink in the contiguous United States to use for 5G mobile services. Read More
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Lerman Senter Attorney Steve Coran to Speak at the CBRS PAL Auction Workshop

Lerman Senter's Steve Coran will speak at the CBRS PAL Auction Workshop on March 11, 2020. Steve will discuss how licensed mid-band spectrum can be a game-changer in rural America, and can be leveraged in the upcoming Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. Read More
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FY 2019 FCC Regulatory Fees Due September 24, 2019

Payment of FCC regulatory fees for FY 2019 (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019) is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Regulatory fee information for FY 2019 can be found here and here. The specific fee assessed for each br… Read More
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Jeff Carlisle Joins Lerman Senter

Jeff Carlisle has joined Lerman Senter as Counsel, bringing his 25 years of government, law firm and in-house counsel experience to the firm. Read More
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FCC Announces May 28, 2019 Deadline For C-Band Earth Station Licensees To Certify Accuracy Of License Parameters

The FCC has announced a May 28, 2019 deadline for all C-Band earth station licensees operating in the 3.7-4.2 GHz downlink band to certify the accuracy of their licensed parameters. Read More
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FCC Adopts New Rules for Wireless License Renewals and Discontinuance of Service and Seeks Comment on Additional Construction Obligations

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently issued a Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) affecting wireless licensees, including commercial service providers as well as operators of private wireless system… Read More
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Eighth Circuit Upholds FCC Pole Attachment Telecom Rate

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has upheld the FCC’s 2015 Order on Reconsideration that revised the FCC’s pole attachment telecom rate formula. In its decision, the Court denied an appeal filed by a coalition of electric utilities… Read More
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FCC Will Seek Comment on Wireless Facility Environmental and Historic Review

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that, among other things, seeks comment on revising its wireless tower siting rules and procedures. This draft NPRM is tentatively scheduled to be for… Read More
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FCC’s Proposed Changes to Pole Attachment Rules Raise Significant Issues for Utilities

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing a number of changes to its current pole attachment rules in order to “make it easier, faster, and less costly” for attachers to access and… Read More
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