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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 […]

Incumbent 3650 MHZ Band Licensees Must File Supplemental Information To Create Grandfathered Protection Zones

Incumbent 3650 MHZ Band Licensees Must File Supplemental Information To Create Grandfathered Protection Zones    On April 7, 2017, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) issued a Public Notice announcing the start of a four (4) month window for incumbent 3650-3700 MHz licensees to file the required supplemental information to define their Grandfathered Wireless Protection Zones.  […]

FCC Order on Transition From TTY to Real-Time Text Technology Provides Better Option for IP-Based Wireless Communications

FCC Order on Transition From TTY to Real-Time Text Technology  Provides Better Option for IP-Based Wireless Communications In December 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) adopted an Order and rules that allow IP-based wireless voice providers and manufacturers to utilize real-time text (“RTT”) technology in lieu of text telephony (“TTY”) technology (“TTY […]

Broadband Privacy Rules Nullified; Previous Privacy Rules Remain in Effect

Broadband Privacy Rules Nullified; Previous Privacy Rules Remain in Effect On April 3, 2017, President Trump signed a Joint Resolution of congressional disapproval of the broadband privacy rules adopted late last year by the FCC in its Broadband Privacy Order (“Order”).  As a result, the broadband privacy rules were nullified and no longer have any […]

Herman & Whiteaker Welcomes Clare Liedquist As Associate Attorney

New Hire Strengthens Regulatory and Site Acquisition Expertise FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bethesda, MD, November 21, 2016—Herman & Whiteaker, LLC (H&W) is pleased to announce that Clare Liedquist has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Clare brings to H&W significant experience in telecommunication site acquisition and regulation issues. On the site acquisition side, she was […]