FCC's Foreign Sponsorship Identification Rules to Take Effect

The FCC has denied a request to stay the effectiveness of the FCC’s new foreign sponsorship identification rules, clearing the way for the rules to take effect even as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and other groups challenge the rules in court. Read More

President Biden Signs $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021

President Biden has signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law, authorizing $1.2 trillion of funding for infrastructure programs that include broadband, transportation, and the utility grid. Read More

Rural Utilities Service Announces Opening of New ReConnect Program Window

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, has announced the opening of an FY 2022 application window from November 24, 2021 through February 22, 2022 for the next round of the ReConnect Program. Read More

FTC Warns Businesses About Using Fake Reviews and Misleading Endorsements

The Federal Trade Commission has sent letters to hundreds of companies putting them on notice about the steep penalties they could face if they use endorsements, including fake online reviews, to deceive consumers. Read More

Lerman Senter Again Recognized As One Of The Best Law Firms In America

Lerman Senter has again been recognized by U.S. News - Best Lawyers as one of the best law firms in America. Read More

FCC Registered Numbers Database Expected to Open November 1, 2021

The FCC has announced that the Reassigned Numbers Database should be available to paid subscribers beginning November 1, 2021. Read More

FCC Fines Broadcaster $9,000 for Late Uploads of Issues/Programs Reports

The FCC recently fined a television station $9,000 for public file violations – specifically, for failing to upload issues/programs lists by the quarterly deadlines. This should serve as a reminder to broadcasters to keep their public files updated. Read More

Quarterly Television Reports Due October 10, 2021: Issues Programs Lists and Class A Eligibility Certifications

By October 10, 2021, full power and Class A television stations must file certain FCC reports for the third quarter of 2021. Read More

Quarterly Radio Issues Programs Lists Due October 10, 2021

The quarterly listing of issues-responsive programming broadcast between July 1 and September 30, 2021 must be uploaded to radio station online public inspection files by October 10, 2021. Read More

FCC Broadcast Ownership Reports Due Between October 1 and December 1, 2021

On October 1, 2021, the FCC will open the filing window for broadcasters to file their 2021 biennial ownership reports. The deadline to file the reports is December 1, 2021. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque euismod eleifend ligula sit amet facilisis. Nulla vestibulum neque eu volutpat auctor. Praesent elementum erat malesuada turpis congue… Read More