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FCC Adopts Rules to Define 6409(a) and Modify the Shot Clock

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

FCC

A Deeper Look at the FCC’s Marriott WI-FI Consent Order

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

6409

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler’s Keynote At NATOA National

(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

Clearwire

It’s Official: FCC Approves the Marriages of Softbank+(Sprint+Clearwire)

To nobody’s surprise, the FCC has approved the Softbank+(Sprint+Clearwire) deals. Here’s the press release just sent by Sprint…or should I say, SoftSprint: Federal Communications Commission Approves SoftBank’s Investment in Sprint and Sprint’s Acquisition of Clearwire

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., BELLEVUE, Wash. & TOKYO (BUSINESS WIRE), July 05, 2013 – The Federal Communications Commission announced today that . . . → Read More: It’s Official: FCC Approves the Marriages of Softbank+(Sprint+Clearwire)

Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

Kramer’s FCC Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Presentation 7/1/13

FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

On June 5, 2000, following nearly two years of work, the FCC released its national guidance, “A Local Government Official’s Guide to Transmitting Antenna RF Emission Safety: Rules, Procedures, and Practical Guidance” (the “Local Official’s Guide”).

The Local Official’s Guide was developed at the behest of the FCC’s Local and . . . → Read More: Kramer’s FCC Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Presentation 7/1/13

Clearwire

FCC Approves SoftSprintClear deals…Apparently

According to a Bloomberg report today citing unnamed sources, two of the three sitting FCC Commissioners have approved the big TwoFer: Clearwire’s takeover by Sprint, and Sprint’s sale of itself to Softbank.

The decision, if in fact it has been made, has not yet been posted to the FCC’s web site.

Presuming the truth of . . . → Read More: FCC Approves SoftSprintClear deals…Apparently

6409

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds FCC Shot Clock

Just released this morning is the U.S. Supreme Court decision that, on a 6-3 vote, upholds the FCC Shot Clock.

The decision is linked below.

“SCALIA, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which THOMAS, GINSBURG, SOTOMAYOR, and KAGAN, JJ., joined. BREYER, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. . . . → Read More: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds FCC Shot Clock

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Assembly Bill 162 in a Cocoon for 2013. Now what?

AB 162 will try to re-emerge in January 2014. Let’s take the time now to continue to educate our electeds.

Now that Assembly Bill 162 has been removed from California’s legislative agenda for 2013, it’s vital that we remember that the Bill is not dead; it is merely awaiting a rebirth in some form . . . → Read More: Assembly Bill 162 in a Cocoon for 2013. Now what?

FCC

FCC Formally Revisits RF Emissions Standards

The FCC has released its “FIRST REPORT AND ORDER FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE MAKING AND NOTICE OF INQUIRY in a proceeding that will reshape the Commission’s RF emissions safety standards. The current standards were adopted after the 1996 Telecom Act. The Commission revisits its rules now largely prompted by the GAO.

I suspect the . . . → Read More: FCC Formally Revisits RF Emissions Standards

FCC

FCC OKs T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger: Free Lease Analysis for Landlords

The FCC voted to approve T-Mobile’s application to acquire MetroPCS.

The next step–and perhaps the last real hurdle before the merger can be completed–is an affirmative vote of MetroPCS shareholders during a scheduled April 12 shareholders meeting.

For MetroPCS site landlords, this is a major step towards the shuttering of some 10,000 MetroPCS sites. See . . . → Read More: FCC OKs T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger: Free Lease Analysis for Landlords

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