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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 […]

H&W to Participate in Webinar Discussing New FAA Tower Rules

Join us Friday, July 14th at 11:30am EDT, as Core Telecom Systems, in collaboration with Herman & Whiteaker and Maribeth Collins, Legislative Affairs, Competitve Carriers Association, discuss the latest developments on the new FAA regulations. On July 15, 2016, Congress passed the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 that will require marking and […]

CPNI Rules Reinstated for Voice and VoIP Providers

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) recently provided guidance that the Customer Proprietary Network Information (“CPNI”) rules that implemented Section 222 of the Communications Act for voice and Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) providers, which were in effect prior to the 2016 Broadband Privacy Order, have become effective again following the resolution of disapproval […]

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 […]

Speed Data Information Marked Confidential in Form 477 Filings Will Be Made Public

Speed Data Information Marked Confidential in Form 477 Filings Will Be Made Public;  Carriers Must File a Statement of Justification by April 26, 2017 To Request Continued Confidentiality   In the recent Mobility Fund Phase II Order and Further Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) determined that any census block not fully covered by […]