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The U.S. Supreme Court's impending decision on how much deference courts should give to the Federal Communications Commission on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act is poised to change the way plaintiffs and defendants frame key issues that have fueled an explosion of litigation under the statute, attorneys say.
From FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr’s perspective, the agency has an obligation to make sure its suite of regulations stimulates economic growth and encourages service providers to expand their networks.
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comments on a recent study examining the proposed $59 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint that was submitted by the two companies as they continue to seek approval of the deal.
The Federal Communications Commission opened a comment period Tuesday seeking feedback on a proposal to update rules governing direct broadcasting service systems like DirecTV, instituting a “first come, first served” system for applications to use the limited spectrum space after bidding was banned in 2005.
Attorneys who bring clients to the Federal Communications Commission for meetings with agency staffers should clarify their desired policy outcomes within the first few minutes of a session and elucidate any legal barriers to their requests, FCC Wireless Bureau leaders said Wednesday.