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47 U.S.C. § 555a(a) Bars Fees Award Against City in California

From the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 5 regarding litigation by Charter Cable (Marcus Cable Associates) v. the City of Glendale, California:

As explained [in the decision], pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 2033.420 (section 2033.420), under certain circumstances, a party to a civil action that denies a pretrial request for . . . → Read More: 47 U.S.C. § 555a(a) Bars Fees Award Against City in California

HostedNumbers is Our Remote Telephone Number Provider

This is a bit off of my usual topics, but I think this is something that is likely to be of interest to many of you.

HostedNumbers is the telephone service provider we use to secure local telephone numbers in various area codes where we want a virtual local presence. This allows callers in those . . . → Read More: HostedNumbers is Our Remote Telephone Number Provider

6409(a): Montgomery County v. FCC

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

Massive Metal in Meriden

This massive site is in Meriden, Connecticut. Verizon is the anchor at this site. Eeek!

T-Mobile v. Roswell Decided: Both Got It Wrong

(Updated 1/21/15: see bottom)

This is a flash report on the Supreme Court decision announced today in T-Mobile v. Roswell penned by Justice Sotomayor. A detailed analysis will follow. For now, here is the Syllabus (not part of the decision) followed by a link to the 28-page decision. The big takeaway: A City need not . . . → Read More: T-Mobile v. Roswell Decided: Both Got It Wrong

New FCC Wireless Rules Appear in Federal Register

As expected, the new FCC rules for wireless siting appeared in today’s Federal Register. I have attached them here as a PDF.

 

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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

Jonathan Kramer Elected a Senior Member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers

I’m very pleased to report that I just received notice that I have been elected to Senior Member status in the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE).

I’m also an elected Senior Member of the Society of Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE, U.S. Society) and an elected Fellow of the Society of Telecommunication Engineers (SCTE, U.K. Society).

 

. . . → Read More: Jonathan Kramer Elected a Senior Member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers

New FCC Rules To Appear in Federal Register 1/8/15

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.

Jonathan

 

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FCC Issues Erratum to its Wireless Siting Order

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:

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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

Looking for my Car? Ask Steve Allen.

If you are looking for my car, just find this license plate:

I selected this style of license plate to honor my old friend, Steve Allen. Besides, it’s a good cause to support via my annual tag fees.