Telecommunications companies, advocates and trade groups have continued to push their agenda at the Federal Communications Commission over the last month, with the universal service fund, post-broadcast incentive auction transition and video relay service reform topping the list of concerns for the most vocal lobbyists.
The new Federal Communications Commission chairman provided a one-word answer — “no” — in a letter to Senate Democrats released Monday responding to a query on whether he agreed with President Donald Trump's statements that the media is “the enemy of the American people.”
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has shot down wireless network company Rivada Mercury LLC’s bid protest in a multibillion-dollar project aimed at building a nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety, according to a sealed opinion filed Friday.
The Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica SA and one of its affiliates turned to Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP for a debt offering that raised $3.5 billion for its general corporate purposes, according to the firm and securities filings.
The Federal Communications Commission said it will prioritize high speeds, low latency and low costs in its coming selection of internet providers that will receive up to $1.98 billion in federal funding to support broadband development in unserved and high-cost areas across America, according to a Tuesday final rule.
A coalition of Lifeline providers has urged the Federal Communications Commission to undo its decision to strip nine providers of newly granted federal eligibility to provide the subsidized broadband service to underserved communities.
Telecommunications giant Verizon Communications Inc. has sold $11 billion in bonds to refinance debt and help the company fund its $4.5 billion purchase of Yahoo, according to a regulatory filing Thursday, the latest in a wave of large deals by investment-grade companies.
AT&T pushed the Federal Communications Commission on Friday to make permanent a temporary waiver that allows Jewish community centers to get increased access to blocked phone numbers when facing bomb threats.
Blank check company Capitol Acquisition Corp. III will combine with private equity-backed Cision Inc. in a deal that will make the cloud-based media communications software provider a publicly traded company worth roughly $2.4 billion, according to a statement on Monday.
NBCUniversal has blasted an appeal in the Second Circuit in which famed figure skater Oksana Baiul is attempting to salvage a suit over royalty payments from the 1994 NBC television special “Nutcracker on Ice,” saying her claims have been dramatically inconsistent.
The U.K.’s Vodafone Group PLC will join its business in India with Aditya Birla Group’s Idea in a $23.2 billion merger of equals that stands to create the country’s largest telecommunications operator, according to a statement on Monday.
The consumers behind a proposed class action alleging Facebook’s text message reminders about friends’ birthdays violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act urged a California judge not to certify for appeal his previous rejection of the social media giant’s dismissal request, calling it nothing but a stall tactic.
An Alabama appeals court on Friday declined to revisit its earlier decision denying the state’s attempt to avoid paying refunds to AT&T customers as part of a settlement in a class action accusing the telecom giant of collecting illegal taxes on internet service, keeping the government on the hook.
A Nebraska federal judge on Thursday granted final approval to a $1 million agreement and to a separate deal without a monetary cap that would settle claims by a class of consumers that three mobile messaging companies “crammed” their mobile phones by charging them for content services without authorization.
A slew of industry organizations on Thursday lodged a last rebuttal to challengers in their effort to overturn privacy rules for internet service providers adopted by the Federal Communications Commission late in the Obama administration, complaining of “meritless” opposition on rules that are inconsistent with the Federal Trade Commission's tried and true approach.
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday granted Honda a 20-month waiver of accessibility rules for rear entertainment systems in several vehicles after the company said it hadn’t been aware the requirements applied, ruling the period will give the company time to comply.
Samsung has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit decision that it must pay $120 million for infringing Apple’s smartphone patents, saying the ruling created "new and incorrect” law that makes invalidating patents too hard and winning injunctions too easy.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai committed on Thursday to continue a task force focusing on broadband-enabled health care solutions as part of his push to bridging the digital divide, sparking praise from FCC Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.
A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge on Thursday criticized a federal attorney for a lack of candor over the status of the underlying deal in Level 3 Communications LLC’s successful protest of a $98.7 million Pentagon fiber optic circuit contract, recommending he be punished by his supervisor.
A split National Labor Relations Board has ruled that an IT staffing provider and other entities must respond to subpoenas from the board’s general counsel seeking information about whether they are joint employers, over an objection from the board’s acting chair.
Most legal and business leaders know that internal culture — including tone, operating style, standard of behavior and shared values that guide employee decisions — can make or break a firm. An internal audit can assess a firm's culture and identify potential issues within the organization, says Justin Gwin of Kaufman Rossin PA.
One of the hottest terms in tech right now is “internet of things.” And fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory licensing provides access to that connectivity. The FRAND system is based on mutual trust and shared commercial interests among the world’s most innovative companies. Where it gets complicated is that there is no consensus on what FRAND should mean and whether it can be defined in more detail, says Charles Babcock of Jackson Walker LLP.
For decades, law firms have taken on considerable expense to acquire or rent opulent office space, often with the intention of signaling seriousness and reliability to their clients. But more recently, solo practitioners and established firms alike have started breaking tradition, says Philippe Houdard, co-founder of Pipeline Workspaces.
While the Federal Trade Commission’s recent report on cross-device tracking does not introduce any materially new suggestions for compliance beyond existing industry self-regulatory efforts, it draws attention to the importance of compliance with those efforts and the potential risks of enforcement for failing to clearly and accurately describe cross-device tracking practices, say Julie O’Neill and Adam Fleisher of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
If today’s law firms are willing to rethink their perceptions of millennials, they may see greater success in attracting and retaining new talent by giving the younger generation the kind of retirement planning benefits they want and need, says Nathan Fisher of Fisher Investments.
The cases challenging President Donald Trump’s executive orders fit within the established legal framework that limits, but does not preclude, judicial review of such orders, says Steven Gordon of Holland & Knight LLP.
Even if Qualcomm settles with the Federal Trade Commission or the FTC votes to withdraw the complaint based on the views of new commissioners, Qualcomm still faces the prospect of massive liability to consumers claiming injury. The antitrust and securities class actions that have been filed starkly illustrate the risk that government enforcement action creates for companies, say attorneys with Vinson & Elkins LLP.
A sobering series of decisions from New York federal courts has made clear that the valued benefits of confidentiality attendant to arbitration will almost assuredly be rendered ineffectual if and when recognition and enforcement is sought in New York, says Jonathan Tompkins of Shearman & Sterling LLP.
Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway's TV appearances provide some examples of what lawyers should and shouldn't do when speaking to the media, says Michelle Samuels, a vice president of public relations at Jaffe.
A New York appellate court’s recent decision in Gordon v. Verizon presents a number of important suggestions on the future direction of merger objection lawsuits, and raises the question of whether New York will become an attractive forum for such cases, says Kevin LaCroix of RT ProExec.