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FCC Establishes Pleading Cycle in T-Mobile/Sprint Proceeding

Petitions to Deny must be filed by August 27, 2018 As many of you may know, T-Mobile and Sprint filed applications seeking Commission consent to transfer control of licenses, authorizations and spectrum leases to each other as part of their plan to merge. Yesterday, the FCC released a Public Notice establishing the pleading cycle for this […]

Webinar Special: Join Us For the Latest Developments on 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz CBRS

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:30 EDT This Webinar is presented by Core Telecom Systems and Herman & Whiteaker, LLC. Please join us on Tuesday, July 10th at 11:30 EDT to hear from Clare Liedquist, Associate Attorney with Herman & Whiteaker, LLC, as she discusses the latest developments with the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”) […]

Transparency Requirements in the Restoring Internet Freedom Order Become Effective June 11, 2018

ISPs Must Disclose Information About Service On June 11, 2018, the Restoring Internet Freedom Order (“Order”)[1] becomes effective. This Order reinstates the information service classification for broadband Internet access service and the private mobile service classification for mobile broadband Internet access service.[2] The Order also reinstates the transparency rule adopted in the 2010 Open Internet Order, with minor adjustments. Small providers […]

New DC Agent Address for Service of Process for Herman & Whiteaker, LLC

Our D.C. Agent address has changed.  If Herman & Whiteaker is your D.C. Agent, please update your information to reflect our new D.C. agent address.  Please note we have not moved, and our phone number, fax number and email address have notchanged.  This is only for D.C. Agent Service of Process: Herman & Whiteaker, LLC 5126 Palisade Lane, NW Washington, […]

FCC Proposes New Rules for Licensing EBS “White Space,” WT Docket No. 18-120

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) has approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM“) for additional licensing in the 2.5 GHz band. The NPRMseeks comments on increasing the rights of existing Educational Broadband Service (“EBS”) licensees and providing opportunities for educational entities, rural Tribal Nations and commercial entities to access the unused portions of the […]

FCC Seeks Comment on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auctions 101 (28GHz) and 102 (24GHz)

Auction No. 101 Scheduled to Begin November 14, 2018, AU Docket No. 18-85   The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has released a Public Notice seeking comment on competitive bidding procedures for the auction of Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service (“UMFUS”) licenses in the 24 GHz and 28 GHz bands. A UMFUS licensee may provide […]

FCC Streamlines Deployment of Small Cells, Clarifies Payment of Tribal Fees, in “Infrastructure Order”

By amending and clarifying the review processes under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (“NHPA”) and the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”), the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) continues its efforts to remove barriers to wireless infrastructure investment.  In a Second Report and Order (“Order”) released on March 30, 2018, the Commission […]

FCC Seeks Comment on Stripping USF Support to Carriers Purchasing Some Foreign Equipment

On April 17, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”) adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in which it proposed a rule that no universal service support may be used to purchase or obtain any equipment or services produced or provided by any company posing a national security threat to the integrity of communications networks […]

CAFII Auction 903 Short-forms Due March 30, 2018

Connect America Fund Phase II Auction Scheduled Start:  July 24, 2018   CAFII Short-Form Application Filing Window Opens:  March 19, 2018 Deadline for Filing:  March 30, 2018   The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) will conduct a multiple round, reverse auction, Auction 903 (“Auction”) to provide up to $198 million annually for 10 years […]

Annual CPNI Compliance Certifications Due March 1, 2018

CPNI Rules Reinstated Last Year for Voice and VoIP Providers   Telecommunications carriers, including Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) providers, must file annual Customer Proprietary Network Information (“CPNI”) compliance certifications by March 1, 2018 (for data pertaining to the previous calendar year).  Carriers must include a statement explaining how their operating procedures are in compliance […]