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FCC Grants States Extra Time to Implement Lifeline Rules

Illustrated rainbow sun made out of a circular design radiating outOn December 1, 2016, the day before new eligibility and port freeze rules imposed by the 2016 Lifeline Modernization Order on Lifeline-supported broadband services were to take effect, the FCC granted in part the petitions of eight states seeking waivers to delay implementation of a portion of the new Lifeline eligibility rules that remove state-specific programs from the list of federal Lifeline-qualifying programs.... Read More

Wireless Legal Seminar for the West

CTIAOct5-714x529Friday, November 18, 2016 8:30 a.m – 5:15 p.m. PST Davis Wright Tremaine 1201 Third Avenue Suite 2200 Seattle, WA 98101 The wireless world continues to explode as smartphones and 4G become ubiquitous – and devices, apps and other usage climb at exponential rates. This seminar, sponsored by CTIA—the leading organization in the U.S. for the wireless industry—and co-sponsored by Federal Communications Bar Association, addresses the full range of legal and regulatory issues for all participants in the wireless ecosystem: Privacy, Robocalls, and Ongoing Related Jurisdictional Issues Spectrum, Spectrum and More Spectrum: Auctions, Wi-Fi and Related Updates The FCC in the Courts: Never Before Has the FCC Experienced So Much Litigation.... Read More