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National EAS/WEA Test Scheduled for August 11, 2021; ETRS Form One Due July 6, 2021 for Broadcasters

The 2021 National Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Test will take place on August 11, 2021. Broadcasters need to file ETRS Form One by July 6, 2021. Read More
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NTIA Launches Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has officially launched the $285 million Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) Pilot Program. Read More
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NTIA Announces $980 Million Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program and September 1 Application Deadline

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has released its Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, and set September 1, 2021 as the deadline to apply for grants. Read More
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FCC Launches $7.171 Billion Emergency Connectivity Fund Program

The FCC has launched the $7.171 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund Program to provide funding for schools and libraries for the purchase of connected devices and broadband connections for off-campus/outside of library use. Read More
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FCC Seeks Comments on Proposed FY 2021 Regulatory Fees

The FCC is seeking comments on its proposed regulatory fees for Fiscal Year 2021. Comments are due June 3, 2021, and reply comments are due June 18, 2021. Read More
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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to Launch May 12, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission has announced May 12, 2021 as the start date for providers participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to begin enrolling eligible households. Read More
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Street Light Infrastructure Webinars Available; Feature Lerman Senter's Brett Heather Freedson

Lerman Senter attorney Brett Heather Freedson participated in a four-part webinar series on street light infrastructure issues. Read More
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Lerman Senter Attorneys Featured as Panelists, Moderators for WISPAmerica

Lerman Senter attorneys are featured as panelists and moderators at WISPAmerica, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (“WISPA”) annual event, where they will discuss prevalent issues in the fixed wireless internet service industry. Read More
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Supreme Court Ruling Narrows TCPA ATDS Definition; But TCPA Remains A Litigation Risk

The Supreme Court has issued an important ruling regarding the definition of an “automatic telephone dialing system” (“ATDS”) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). Read More
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Experts Weigh In - Lerman Senter's David Keir and Jeff Carlisle on "C-Band Paybacks"

Lerman Senter attorneys David Keir and Jeff Carlisle authored a "Dear Expert" column in the January/February 2021 edition of The Financial Manager magazine on how the C-band auction that is now underway will trigger reimbursements to antenna owners. Read More
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