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Keller & Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 33
Posted on 17 Aug 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

FCC Moves to Expand Wireless Microwave Backhaul in Rural Areas On August 9 th , the Commission adopted a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("Order") making up to 650 MHz of spectrum in the 7 GHz (6875-7125 MHz) and... Read More

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

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 34: Google Purchases Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion
Posted on 24 Aug 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Google Purchases Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion Last Monday, Google agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for approximately $12.5 billion. The acquisition includes Motorola Mobility's portfolio of more than 17,000 patents and 7... Read More

Free Download: Keller & Heckman Telecom Business Alert - Vol. VIII Issue 42
Posted on 10 Nov 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Committee Looking at Spectrum Policies to Reduce Federal Deficit In a letter sent to President Obama earlier this month, four members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction requested a review of federal spectrum that could be reallocated... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. IX Issue 1, Telecom Predictions for 2012
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Telecom Predictions for 2012 Although predicting the future is always a tricky business, the attorneys of Keller and Heckman LLP offer the following predictions for 2012 in the world of telecommunications. To see how we fared on our 2011 predictions... 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

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 51, 2011 in Review
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by Keller and Heckman LLP

YEAR IN REVIEW During 2011, Congress dabbled with spectrum allocations while the FCC dealt with LightSquared, narrowbanding, mergers and other issues. Before turning our attention to the Presidential election and narrowbanding deadline that await in... Read More

Free Download: Keller And Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 44
Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

FCC Reforms USF and Intercarrier Compensation Last week, the FCC adopted a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking refocusing the Universal Service Fund ("USF") on broadband and adopting a series of widely supported reforms... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Volume IX Issue 3
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Keller and Heckman LLP

KH Video Minute: FCC's New Tower Rules Late last year, the FCC adopted new rules governing Antenna Structure Registrations ("ASR"). The new rules substantially change the ASR process and may add significant delays. Under the new rules... 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

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. IX Issue 2
Posted on 24 Jan 2012 by Keller and Heckman LLP

LightSquared Files Petition Seeking FCC Ruling on GPS Interference Protection The debate regarding interference from LightSquared's proposed terrestrial system continues. On December 14 th , the Federal Government's National Coordination Office... Read More

Keller & Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 32
Posted on 16 Aug 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

LightSquared and GPS Industry Continue Fight at FCC Of interest to those relying on GPS services, last week LightSquared filed comments at the FCC characterizing the GPS industry's opposition to its proposed operations as "vitriolic"... Read More

Fulbright Briefing: Telephone Consumer Protection Act Claims May be Brought in Federal Court, Supreme Court Rules
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

The Supreme Court recently confirmed that private rights of action for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") may be brought in either federal or state courts. On January 18, 2012, a unanimous Court decided Mims v. Arrow... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. IX Issue 8
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 by Keller and Heckman LLP

700 MHz D Block to Public Safety, Network Buildout to be Funded by Incentive Auctions Last week, the House and Senate agreed to a bill extending the payroll tax cut. The bill also will allocate the 700 MHz D Block to public safety entities and provide... Read More