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FCC Amends Rules Requiring Disclosure of Blocked Caller ID Information for Threatening Calls

In response to the dramatic increase in the number of threatening calls in recent years, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has adopted a new exemption to its rules that generally restrict disclosure of Calling Party Number (“CPN”) (or Caller ID information) on interstate calls subject to a privacy indicator (*67).  Previously, disclosure of blocked Caller […]

FCC ADOPTS 3.5 GHZ NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

As you may be aware, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) recently established the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”) in the 3.5 GHz Band (3550 MHz – 3700 MHz).  The new CBRS will be governed under a three-tiered sharing model with incumbents granted priority access, followed by Priority Access License (“PALs”) holders and […]

Join Us Thursday, Nov. 9th For a Webinar on New 3.5 GHz Proposals

Join Us Thursday, Nov. 9th For a Webinar on New  3.5 GHz Proposals Join Herman & Whiteaker and Core Telecom Systems on Thursday, November 9th at 2:00 EST to hear from Dee Herman, Principal, and Clare Liedquist, Associate Attorney with Herman & Whiteaker, as they share potential opportunities and the latest developments with the Citizens […]

Mobility Fund II 4G LTE Coverage Data Due January 4, 2018 Contact Information Due October 23, 2017

Mobility Fund II 4G LTE Coverage Data Due January 4, 2018 Contact Information Due October 23, 2017 In connection with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) challenge process for determining areas eligible for Mobility Fund II (“MFII”) support, mobile carriers that previously reported LTE coverage on the FCC Form 477 must respond to a one-time data […]

FCC Extends Deadline for 911 Reliability Certification to October 30, 2017

FCC Extends Deadline for 911 Reliability Certification to October 30, 2017 The Federal Communications Commission has extended the deadline until October 30, this year for submitting the annual 911 reliability certification in response to damages sustained by Covered 911 Service Providers from the recent hurricanes.  If you have any questions about the certification requirements, or require […]

FY 2017 Regulatory Fees Due Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Payment of all FY 2017 annual regulatory fees is due Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by 11:59 PM (ET). Payments must be made electronically by the payment due date, or a twenty-five percent (25%) late-payment penalty will be imposed. The FCC may also impose penalties for any data omissions, erroneous or incomplete data submissions, or payment deficiencies. […]

Reminder Regarding October 16 Deadline for Annual 911 Reliability Certification

Reminder Regarding October 16 Deadline for Annual 911 Reliability Certification Carriers Urged to Re-assess Criteria for Determining Covered 911 Service Provider Covered 911 Service Providers must file an Annual 911 Reliability Certification with the FCC by October 16, 2017.  In light of apparent confusion in the industry, we recommend that carriers revisit whether or not they […]

Outage Reporting Requirements Reminder

We wish everyone a happy and safe end of the summer, but given that we are in the midst of hurricane season, we are sending this brief reminder on the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC” or the “Commission”) requirements for network outages.  Pursuant to Part 4 of the Commission’s Rules, communications providers, including, but not limited […]

Resumption of Filing of MVPD Incentive Auction Reimbursement Form (FCC Form 2100 – Schedule 399) Forms Now Due: August 25, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has re-opened its Licensing Management System in order for Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (“MVPDs”) to file reimbursement cost estimates for costs incurred from their carrying signals of stations relocating to new channels as part of the Incentive Auction repacking process.  MVPDs that have not yet submitted their Form 399 can […]

New Requirement for Online Registration of a Designated Agent under the DMCA

New Requirement for Online Registration of a Designated Agent under the DMCA First Step for Safe Harbor Relief Against Monetary or Injunctive Relief from Copyright Owners   The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) provides safe harbors from copyright infringement liability for certain services provided by online service providers, specifically: (1)  system caching (intermediate or temporary […]