LS Briefs

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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Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the Summer Olympic Games

The Summer Olympic Games will begin on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo. Broadcast radio and television stations should be careful not to use materials that might infringe on Olympic trademarks and copyrights. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

FCC Seeks Input on CALM Act Rules

The FCC is seeking comments from consumers and the video industry on whether the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM Act) rules have been effective in preventing loud television commercials. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

Modified DTS Rules Take Effect This Month

The FCC’s modified technical rules for Distributed Transmission Systems (DTS) will take effect in late May. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

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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New Sponsorship Identification Requirements for Foreign Government-Provided Programming

The FCC has adopted new rules that will require broadcast radio and television stations to disclose when foreign governmental entities have paid a station, directly or indirectly, to broadcast programming under a lease time agreement. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

Noncommercial FM New Station Application Window to Open in November

Applicants may file for noncommercial educational (NCE) FM new station construction permits during a one-week window that will open on November 2, 2021. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

FCC Announces Opening of Robocall Mitigation Database and June 30, 2021 Deadline for Certifications

The Federal Communications Commission has announced the opening of the Robocall Mitigation Database and set June 30, 2021 as the deadline for submission of required certifications through an online portal. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

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