Today’s San Francisco Chronicle features an interesting story about the tension between LPTV broadcasters and TV translator operators verus an FCC push to clear some TV channels for a new national WiFi-type of service. On one side are the NAB, LPTV braocasters, and TV translators. On the other side are an odd alliance of Microsoft . . . → Read More: LPTV/Translators/NAB v. FCC/Microsoft/Google
The first lawsuit against the FCC challenging the constitutionality of Section 6409(a) has been filed in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Montgomery County is suing the FCC.
Let the litigation begin. You can right click on the link below to download the entire compliant, but you can pretty much stop reading after the second . . . → Read More: 6409(a): Montgomery County v. FCC
As expected, the new FCC rules for wireless siting appeared in today’s Federal Register. I have attached them here as a PDF.
According to the Federal Register, not all of the rules may become effective on the dates published in the notice. Some of the rules are still pending Office of . . . → Read More: New FCC Wireless Rules Appear in Federal Register
Tomorrow’s Federal Register will contain the long-awaited FCC Rules for Acceleration of Deployment of Broadband (the 6409(a) and Shot Clock rules, of most interest). Below is a link to the pre-publication PDF of what should be published tomorrow. Consider this linked document to be UNOFFICIAL.
Today, January 5 the FCC issued an “Erratum” to its Report and Order, FCC 14-153 (the wireless siting order released on October 21, 2014).
The Erratum spans six (6) pages.
Here is the document, in PDF format:
Tripp and I are in the process of reviewing the changes, and we’ll be issuing a revision . . . → Read More: FCC Issues Erratum to its Wireless Siting Order
Last night I presented at the City of Calabasas, California’s Communications and Technology Commission on the new FCC rules implementing Section 6409(a) of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. I also talked about a bunch of other stuff the FCC added in to the mix. If you’re in to such . . . → Read More: Kramer on the New FCC 6409(a) Rules: City of Calabasas Video
Today, October 17, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) voted to adopt new federal rules that significantly undermine local police powers to regulate wireless infrastructure. The rules will become effective 90 days after the Commission publishes the Report and Order (“Order”) in the Federal Register.
Although as of this writing the Commission has not yet . . . → Read More: First Thoughts on Today’s FCC 6409(a) Report and Order
In 2012, at the behest of the wireless industry (and specifically the PCIA), Congress passed and the President signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. Buried within the hundreds of thousands of words in the Act are 149 word comprising Section 6409(a) dealing with wireless site collocations.
Here are those 149 words:
. . . → Read More: FCC Adopts Rules to Define 6409(a) and Modify the Shot Clock
As you’ve likely seen in the general media, MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. and MARRIOTT HOTEL SERVICES, INC. (jointly, “Marriott”) and the FCC have entered into a Consent Decree in connection with Marriott’s intentionally blocking of Wi-Fi access points brought in to the conference center portion of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee . . . → Read More: A Deeper Look at the FCC’s Marriott WI-FI Consent Order
(Updated 5:29 p.m. PDT to include the prepared remarks of the Chairman.)
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler presented the keynote speech on October 1, 2014 at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA.ORG) Annual Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The running time of the lecture is just under 30 minutes, and this is a . . . → Read More: FCC Chair Tom Wheeler’s Keynote At NATOA National