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John M. Garvey, Esq. on Logix Communications, L.P. v. Public Utility Commission of Texas et al., 521 F.3d 361, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 5638, 44 Comm. Reg. (P & F) 890 (5th Cir. 2008)

The Fifth Circuit’s decision in Logix Communications, L.P. v. Public Utility Commission of Texas et al. , 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 5638, will likely make it more difficult for competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) to gain access to certain unbundled network elements (UNEs) in key urban areas...

Partner Tom Magee Summarizes Recent Ex Parte Presentation at the FCC in the Pole Attachment Proceeding in this Week's K&H Telecom Minute Video

In the second of a series of brief videos discussing a telecommunications issue of interest to clients and friends of Keller and Heckman LLP, Partner Tom Magee summarizes a recent ex parte presentation at the FCC in the Pole Attachment proceeding. Tom moderated the two and a half hour presentation by...

Keller & Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 33

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 13 GHz (12,700-13,100 MHz) bands available for fixed...

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 34: Google Purchases Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

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 7,500 pending patent applications as well as its hardware...

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert - Vol. VIII Issue 35: FCC Investigates Service Disruptions After East Coast Quake

FCC Investigates Service Disruptions Following East Coast Quake Commercial wireless service was disrupted, as commercial networks proved unreliable in the aftermath of last Tuesday's 5.8-magnitude earthquake near Washington, D.C. Spinning the story as best they could, wireless carriers reported...

TCPA Does Not Deprive Federal Courts Of Jurisdiction, Supreme Court Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991's (TCPA) "permissive grant of jurisdiction to state courts" does not deprive federal district courts of federal question jurisdiction over private TCPA lawsuits, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jan. 18 ( Marcus D. Mims...

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 51, 2011 in Review

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 2012, we take a quick look back at the highs and...

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. IX Issue 1, Telecom Predictions for 2012

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, click here . "I'm hoping this will...