W&G Regulatory Advisory: FCC Issues Order Extending TRS Fund Obligations to Non-Interconnected VoIP Providers

November 1, 2011

On October 7, 2011, the FCC issued an order extending obligations to contribute to the Telecommunications Relay Service ("TRS") Fund to non-interconnected VoIP providers.  Previously, telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP…

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Advisory: FTC Proposes Revisions to COPPA Rule, Imposes New Requirements on Website Operators/Services and Children’s Privacy

October 31, 2011

In September 2011, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") released for public comment a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking detailing its proposed amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act-implementing rule ("COPPA…

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Regulatory Advisory: FCC Issues Two Orders on the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010

October 24, 2011

On October 7, 2011, the FCC issued two orders interpreting various provisions of the Twentieth-Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act ("CVAA").  The CVAA expands communications and video access for individuals…

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W&G Successfully Represents Level 3 Communications, Inc., to Obtain U.S. National Security and FCC Regulatory Approvals for Its Acquisition of Global Crossing Limited

October 5, 2011

WASHINGTON D.C. Wiltshire & Grannis LLP (“W&G”) successfully represented longstanding client Level 3 Communications, Inc. (“Level 3”), to obtain U.S. national security clearances and Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) consents in…

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Regulatory Advisory: FCC Proposes $20 Million in Penalties for Deceptive Marketing of Prepaid Calling Cards

September 30, 2011

Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission issued Notices of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture ("NALs") totaling $20 million against four companies for allegedly using deceptive marketing practices to sell prepaid…

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Advisory: Program Carriage Order and NPRM Published in Federal Register

September 29, 2011

On September 29, 2011, the Federal Register published a Second Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the FCC's "Program Carriage" rules.  Federal Register publication means that the…

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