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Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. IX Issue 5: FCC Tower Rule Published
Posted on 15 Feb 2012 by Keller and Heckman LLP

FCC's Tower Rule Published in Federal Register Last week, the FCC's Final Rule implementing a notification process for new towers was published in the Federal Register . The Final Rule will become effective when the FCC publishes an additional... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. IX Issue 9
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Spectrum Legislation Provides for Shared Access to 700 MHz Band The Payroll Tax Cut passed by Congress and signed by President Obama last week ( Vol. IX Issue 8 ) includes spectrum provisions permitting the use of the 700 MHz public safety spectrum... Read More

Partner Jack Richards Discusses Narrowbanding Deadlines in this Week's K&H Telecom Minute Video
Posted on 7 Jan 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Keller and Heckman LLP Partner Jack Richards explains the FCC's upcoming narrowbanding transition deadlines in this video. If you have questions about the video or would like to suggest a topic for a future K&H Telecom Minute , please let us know... Read More

Keller and Heckman Whistleblower Alert: Internal Safety Complaints Are Protected Activity under Surface Transportation Assistance Act
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

The Administrative Review Board (ARB), under the substantial evidence standard, has upheld the ruling of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) that Domino's Pizza violated the whistleblower provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act when... Read More

Free Download: Keller & HeckmanTelecom Business Alert - Vol. VIII Issue 37
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

No Action on D-Block Despite September 11 th Anniversary The 10 th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has passed without legislation providing spectrum and funding for a national broadband public-safety network. Last week, the... Read More

Jan. 31: Notification Deadline under TSCA Polymer Exemption
Posted on 18 Jan 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

An important deadline approaches for companies that manufacture or import polymers under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) polymer exemption. [1] A one-time notification required under the polymer exemption must be postmarked by January 31 of this... Read More

Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 10: Antenna Tower Lights, Broadband Map, Pole Attachments
Posted on 9 Mar 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Budget Stopgap Keeps FCC Open, But Shutdown Could Mean Serious Delays While the narrowbanding initiative has already slowed application processing times at the FCC , another challenge looms on the horizon. The federal budget remains a topic of serious... Read More

Advertising and Food and Drug Law Report: Consent Orders Provoke Debate Over FTC and FDA Substantiation Standards
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

The advertising community is paying considerable attention to four recent Federal Trade Commission consent orders relating to health claims. For some of those claims, the orders impose a novel requirement under which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read More

Private Advertising Litigation (PAL) Recent Developments v. 34
Posted on 25 Jan 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

The American Bar Association's Private Advertising Litigation Committee (PAL) has published a summary of recent advertising law decisions and filings. Associate Hesham Sharawy contributed to the "PAL Recent Litigation Developments" report... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert - Vol. IX Issue 4: Pole Attachment Order Challenged
Posted on 15 Feb 2012 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Coalition of Concerned Utilities Challenges Pole Attachment Order in Court While its Petition for Reconsideration of the FCC's make-ready rulings remains pending at the Commission, last week the Coalition of Concerned Utilities (Consumers Energy,... Read More

Employer Compliance Guidance for Whistleblower Provisions Under New Food Safety Modernization Act
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

As previously reported by Keller and Heckman LLP, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law on January 4, 2011. While most of the provisions regarding stricter food safety standards will not be effective until 2012, FSMA... Read More

Keller and Heckman Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 5
Posted on 3 Feb 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

FCC Order and Rulemaking on Public Safety May Present Spectrum Options for CIIs On January 26, 2011, the FCC released a Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning public safety operations in the 700 MHz band, but non-public... Read More

Keller and Heckman Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 7: FCC Enforcement, 700 MHz D-Block, Pole Attachment, FCC Licensing
Posted on 17 Feb 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Cricket Enforcement Action Suggests Zero-Tolerance Policies at FCC Honesty may be the best policy, but recently it has done transgressors no favors at the FCC's Enforcement Bureau. Cricket Communications found that out the hard way when the FCC... Read More

Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 1
Posted on 7 Jan 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Telecom Predictions for 2011 Per our annual tradition, the attorneys of Keller and Heckman offer the following predictions for what is sure to be a busy 2011 in the world of telecommunications. To see how we fared on our 2010 predictions, click... Read More

Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 4
Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

DOE General Counsel: Any Vacated Federal Spectrum Will Likely Not Be Made Available to Utilities At an Federal Communications Bar Association meeting last week, Department of Energy General Counsel Scott Harris summarily dismissed the possibility... Read More