Attys See FCC Shutdown As Chance To Research Policy

By Kelcee Griffis (January 3, 2019, 7:00 PM EST) -- The expanding federal government shutdown that closed most of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday has thrown a wrench into regulatory deadlines and placed important proceedings like merger reviews on hold, but telecom sector attorneys are trying to put the agency's downtime to good use anyway.

Practitioners told Law360 that the ongoing delays and uncertainty related to the partial government shutdown — which entered its 13th day Thursday — will complicate some plans and could upset the agency chairman's 2019 initiatives if it goes too long. But in the meantime, it also offers telecom lawyers an opportunity to dive deep into...

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