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28 December 2010
Advisory: FCC Adopts Network Neutrality Rules
On December 23, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission released a Report and Order adopting "network neutrality" or "open Internet" rules applicable to broadband Internet access service providers.
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27 December 2010
Privacy Update: FTC and Commerce Reports Propose Revised Privacy Guidelines
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Commerce released long-expected reports on privacy in December. Both reports propose new, significant frameworks for privacy protection, the FTC emphasizing consumer data and Commerce emphasizing commercial data concerns.
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16 December 2010
GCI Mobility Fund Comments
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9 December 2010
W&G Represents Tyco Electronics Ltd. to Obtain Timely Clearance from the CFIUS for the Acquisition of ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
Wiltshire & Grannis LLP successfully represented Tyco Electronics Ltd., and its subsidiary Tyco Electronics Minnesota, Inc., before the inter-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States with respect to their acquisition of ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
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15 October 2010
Advisory: CableCARD Order
The Federal Communications Commission yesterday unanimously voted to issue an Order concerning its CableCARD rules (the “CableCARD Order”). This Order is part of the Commission’s ongoing effort to implement Section 304 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which was intended to promote competition in the market for video programming navigation devices (such as cable set-top boxes).
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14 October 2010
Advisory: FCC Proposes Rule on Wireless “Bill Shock”
The FCC has proposed new rules requiring mobile carriers to provide usage alerts and other information assisting consumers in avoiding unexpected charges on their wireless bills (“bill shock”). An April-May 2010 FCC survey indicated that one in six mobile users have experienced an unexpected increase in their monthly mobile bill and that many were not alerted to the increased charges by their carrier before the charges were incurred.
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08 October 2010
U.S. News Ranks Wiltshire & Grannis Among 2010 Best Law Firms
U.S. News Media Group, in conjunction with Best Lawyers®, has ranked Wiltshire & Grannis LLP as one of the nation’s Best Law Firms in their inaugural 2010 “Best Law Firms” rankings. The first-tier rankings are published in the October issue of U.S. News & World Report and online at www.usnews.com/bestlawfirms.
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30 September 2010
Advisory: Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
The House of Representatives passed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act on September 28, 2010, clearing the way for President Obama’s signature.
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23 September 2010
Victory at FCC on “White Spaces” for Wiltshire & Grannis Technology Clients
The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously today to finalize rules enabling unlicensed wireless broadband devices to operate in unused portions of the television broadcast bands (the "white spaces"), creating opportunities for innovative wireless broadband applications that are not possible using existing Wi-Fi spectrum.
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20 August 2010
Wiltshire & Grannis Featured in Corporate Counsel Magazine
Corporate Counsel magazine has featured Wiltshire & Grannis in its August 2010 article "The Big Advantage of Going Small."
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14 July 2010
Advisory: Fox Television Stations, Inc., et al. v. FCC (2d Cir. July 13, 2010)
In a significant victory for broadcast networks, media corporations and the news and entertainment industries, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit yesterday struck down, as a violation of the First Amendment, the indecency policy of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
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13 June 2010
Wiltshire & Grannis Telecom Practice Receives Top-Tier Ranking in Chambers USA 2010
Chambers and Partners, publishers of the popular Chambers guides to the world’s leading lawyers, have again named Wiltshire & Grannis LLP as one of the top five Telecom, Broadcast, and Satellite Regulatory firms in the just-published 2010 edition.
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12 May 2010
W&G Partner Kent Bressie Teaches Master Class at SubOptic 2010, the Premier Undersea Telecommunications Conference, in Yokohama, Japan
Wiltshire & Grannis LLP partner Kent Bressie has just completed teaching a master class, "Eight Myths About Undersea Cables, and Strategies for Dispelling Them to Achieve More Reasonable and Rational Regulation" at SubOptic 2010—the premier forum for the undersea telecommunications industry—in Yokohama, Japan.
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06 May 2010
W&G Wins Regulator’s Unanimous Consent for Client CFC to Acquire Principal Telecom and Cable TV Providers in U.S. Virgin Islands
W&G successfully represented National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation in obtaining unanimous approval from the Public Services Commission of the U.S. Virgin Islands for CFC’s acquisition from Stan Springel, as Chapter 11 trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Innovative Communication Corporation, of the Virgin Islands Telephone Corporation and Innovative Cable TV.
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12 April 2010
W&G Assists OPT in Obtaining Unprecedented FCC Waiver, Paving Way for High-Speed Internet Connectivity in French Polynesia
WG assisted client Office des Postes et télécommunications de Polynésie française (“OPT”)—the incumbent carrier in French Polynesia—in obtaining an unprecedented waiver of the structural separation requirement for international common carriers imposed by the FCC.
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12 April 2010
W&G Partner Kent Bressie to Teach Master Class at SubOptic 2010, the Premier Undersea Telecommunications Conference, on May 11, 2010, in Yokohama, Japan
Mr. Bressie’s master class seeks to provide undersea cable operators, suppliers, and service providers with the tools for combating ignorance about undersea cables and thereby improving government policies and regulations, reducing infrastructure costs, and expediting deployment and repair timeframes.
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08 January 2010
Wiltshire & Grannis Names Three New Partners
Wiltshire & Grannis LLP announced today that S. Roberts Carter, Steven A. Fredley, and Amy E. Richardson have been elected partners, effective January 1, 2010. Ms. Richardson and Messrs. Carter and Fredley previously were associates at W&G.
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