Date: Dec 31, 2004
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Issue #51 January 5, 2004 (PDF)First-Ever Forfeiture For Violation Of RF Radiation Limits Comment Date Extended For Unlicensed Devices InquiryOwnership Status of Stock When Pledged as Security
Issue #52 January 12, 2004 (PDF)Increased Commission Activity on 220 MHz LicensesFCC Imposes $5 Million Forfeiture For Junk FaxesFCC Open Agenda MeetingTechnological Advisory Council Meeting
Issue #53 January 19, 2004 (PDF)FCC Auction 53: Multichannel Video Distribution and Data Service Petition for Reconsideration of 2.1 GHz OrdersU.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Municipal Authority CaseU.S. Supreme Court Limits Telecommunications Antitrust Suits
Issue #54 January 26, 2004 (PDF)FCC Examines "Interference Temperature"FCC Proceeding Addresses Satellite Earth Stations on Board Vessels Additional Unlicensed Devices in 5 GHz BandFCC to Commence VoIP Proceeding
Issue #55 February 2, 2004 (PDF)800 MHz Press ConferenceSpectrum Leasing to Begin February 2, 2004 FCC's Telemarketer Caller ID Rules Take EffectPole Attachment "Bill of Rights"
Issue #56 February 9, 2004 (PDF)Congressional Hearings on Voice Over IPFCC Open Agenda Meeting FCC Takes Steps to Implement National Environmental Policy Act Action PlanKeller and Heckman LLP at IWCE 2004
Issue #57 February 16, 2004 (PDF)Special VoIP Edition FCC Begins to Set Voice Over Internet Protocol Policies
Issue #58 February 23, 2004 (PDF)FCC Proposes Rule Changes to Facilitate Access to Broadband Over Power LinesTenth Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Do-Not-Call RegistryFCC Implements Final Phase of Private Land Mobile Radio Spectrum Audit New Requirements For Quiet Zone Applications
Issue #59 March 1, 2004 (PDF)Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service Provides Recommendations to FCCConsumer Advisory Committee MeetingKeller and Heckman LLP at Industry Events
Issue #60 March 8, 2004 (PDF)D.C. Circuit Court Issues Decision on FCC's Triennial Review Order
Issue #61 March 15, 2004 (PDF)Lack of Narrowband Voice Equipment Leads to 220 MHz Extension RequestsDeployment of Advanced Services FCC and FTC Take Measures to Control Spam and Abusive Telemarketing PracticesUpdate on 800 MHZ Proceeding
Issue #62 March 22, 2004 (PDF)Comment Deadlines Set in Broadband Over Power Lines ProceedingCancellation of Private Land Mobile Radio Licenses
Issue #63 March 29, 2004 (PDF)U.S. Supreme Court Concludes That States Can Block Municipal Telecom Services FCC Releases VoIP Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Issue #64 April 5, 2004 (PDF)Ninth Circuit Upholds Cable Modem Decision Comment Dates Set in Proceeding Relating to CAN SPAM Act and Mobile Phones FCC Issues Monetary Forfeitures for Unauthorized Private Land Mobile Radio Operation
Issue #65 April 12, 2004 (PDF)Keller and Heckman LLP Works with NRECA on Pole Attachment ToolkitFCC Open Meeting: More Spectrum For Unlicensed Wireless800 MHz UpdateComment Dates Set For Notice of Inquiry on Broadband
Issue #66 April 19, 2004 (PDF)FCC Rulemaking Proceeding Focuses on Wireless Broadband Court of Appeals Stays Decision in Brand X Internet ServicesFCC Decision on AT&T VoIP Petition Expected ShortlyFCC Extends 460-470 MHz Band High Power Licensing Freeze
Issue #67 April 19, 2004 (PDF)FCC Declares AT&T's VoIP Service a Telecommunications Service Subject to Access ChargesA Window For CLECs to Renegotiate Interconnection Agreements FCC and NextWave Reach Agreement Regarding PCS LicensesKeller and Heckman LLP at Industry Events
Issue #68 May 3, 2004 (PDF)CTIA Urges FCC to Adopt Compromise Proposal For 800 MHz NTIA Files Report with FCC on Broadband Over Power LinesNRECA Pole Attachment Toolkit Now AvailablePresentations by Keller and Heckman LLP Attorneys Now Available
Issue #69 May 10, 2004 (PDF)FCC Launches Related Wireless Broadband Initiatives Comments On BPL NPRM Confirm Disparate Views800 MHz Not on FCC's Next Agenda Keller and Heckman LLP at United Telecom Council's Annual Conference
Issue #70 May 17, 2004 (PDF)Wireless Broadband Proposed For Unused TV Spectrum2004 Biennial Regulatory ReviewLatest Trends in Telephone Service Released
Issue #71 May 24, 2004 (PDF)800 MHz: Pressure Builds As Decision NearsNationwide Wireless Local Number Portability Begins TodayIntercarrier CompensationSarbanes-Oxley Raises Important Issues for IT Managers
Issue #72 June 1, 2004 (PDF)Forecasts For FCC ActionFCC Revises Rules For RFID Systems
Issue #73 June 7, 2004 (PDF)Electric Utility EasementsKeller and Heckman LLP Utility Telecom BriefingFCC Chairman Discusses Wireless Broadband IssuesExperiencing Interference at 800 MHz?
Issue #74 June 14, 2004 (PDF)Department of Justice Will Not Appeal DC Circuit's USTA II DecisionUSTA II Underscores Importance of Facilities-Based Local CompetitionFCC Further Extends 460-470 MHz Band High Power Licensing FreezeKeller and Heckman LLP at Industry Events
Issue #75 June 21, 2004 (PDF)FCC Moving to Adopt New Local Telephone Competition RulesFTC Questions Effectiveness of a National "Do Not Email" RegistryDebate Over Special Access Metrics and Standards Heats UpWe Would Like to Hear From You
Issue #76 June 29, 2004 (PDF)Our Best Guess on 800 MHzKeller and Heckman LLP to Conduct 800 MHz Web Seminar
Issue #77 July 6, 2004 (PDF)FCC to Rule on 800 MHz Public Safety InterferenceFCC to Move Forward with New Local Competition RulesFCC Clarifies Scope of Authority Over Use of Unlicensed Broadband SystemsFCC Amends Schedules of Application and Regulatory Fees
Issue #78 July 12, 2004 (PDF)FCC Adopts Plan To Resolve 800 MHz InterferenceKeller and Heckman LLP to Conduct 800 MHz Web Conference- Sign Up Today!FCC Adopts Several Items Pertaining to Rural Areas
Issue #79 July 19, 2004 (PDF)FCC Seeks Comment on Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Designation ProcessFCC Adopts All-or-Nothing Rule For Interconnection AgreementsAgreement Reached Regarding 460-470 MHz Band High Power Licensing FreezeNew Application Fees Effective August 10, 2004
Issue #80 July 26, 2004 (PDF)Junk Fax Bills Pass House and Senate CommitteeSenate Committee Passes Voice Over Internet Protocol BillFCC Makes PLMR Spectrum Audit Information AvailableKeller and Heckman LLP to Conduct 800 MHz Web Conference- Sign Up Today!
Issue #81 August 2, 2004 (PDF)Keller and Heckman LLP Client Wins Retransmission Consent FightFCC Adopts Rules Restructuring the ITFS and MDS Bands at 2500-2690 MHzFCC to Hold Open Agenda Meeting This WeekBPL Briefing In Your Office?
Issue #82 August 10, 2004 (PDF)FCC Proposes to Require Broadband Providers to Comply with CALEAWorker Safety on Communications TowersKeller and Heckman LLP Client Wins Satellite Extension BattleFCC Releases Text of 800 MHz Decision
Issue #83 August 16, 2004 (PDF)FCC Releases Text of 800 MHz Band Decision: Keller and Heckman LLP to Conduct Web Conference
Issue #84 August 23, 2004 (PDF)FCC and FTC Take Actions to Implement CAN SPAMKeller and Heckman LLP Secures Cancellation of ForfeitureKeller and Heckman LLP to Conduct 800 MHz Web Conference
Issue #85 August 30, 2004 (PDF)FCC Releases UNE OrderFCC To Appeal 9th Circuit's Brand X DecisionFCC License Audits Broadband Over Power Line
Issue #86 September 7, 2004 (PDF)FCC Releases Secondary Markets OrderFCC to Hold Open Meeting on September 9thKeller and Heckman LLP Obtains Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Status For ClientKeller and Heckman LLP to Conduct 800 MHz Web Conference
Issue #87 September 7, 2004 (PDF)FCC Allocates Spectrum For Advanced Wireless ServicesFCC Revises Rules Pertaining to Unlicensed Radiofrequency DevicesGAO Report Focuses on First Responder Interoperable CommunicationsLast Chance to Sign Up For 800 MHz Web Conference!
Issue #88 September 20, 2004 (PDF)FCC to Hold RFID WorkshopFreeze on Applications For 900 MHz LicensesFCC Streamlines Review Process For TowersDeadlines Set For Comments in UNE Rulemaking Proceeding
Issue #89 September 27, 2004 (PDF)2.1 GHz Relocation RulesTen Principles for Negotiating Services AgreementsBPL: Pole Attachment, Antitrust and Access IssuesKeller and Heckman LLP Web Conferences
Issue #90 October 4, 2004 (PDF)U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Do-Not-Call ListFCC Extends Effective Date of Rule Governing Unsolicited FaxesFCC Adopts Annual Report on Competition in the Wireless IndustryUpcoming FCC Events
Issue #91 October 4, 2004 (PDF)FCC to Consider Much Anticipated BPL OrderKeller and Heckman LLP to Conduct BPL Web ConferenceFCC Takes Action to Accommodate Advanced Wireless Services Unaffiliated Wireless Carriers Want Conditions Imposed on Cingular/AT&T Wireless Merger
Issue #92 October 18, 2004 (PDF)FCC Adopts BPL OrderKeller and Heckman LLP to Conduct BPL Web ConferenceFCC Confirms RBOC Fiber-to-the-Curb Facilities Not Subject to Unbundling ObligationsFCC Takes Action to Accommodate Advanced Wireless Services
Issue #93 October 25, 2004 (PDF)FCC Expected to Release BPL Order This WeekFCC to Address VoIP in Near Future800 MHz Order Generates ResponseTransactional Tip: Adding Contract Exhibits Without a Formal Amendment
Issue #94 November 1, 2004 (PDF)FCC Releases BPL OrderDate Set For Keller and Heckman LLP BPL Web ConferenceFCC Implements "Red Light Rule"Automatic Identification System Carriage Requirements
Issue #95 November 8, 2004 (PDF)800 MHz UpdateComment Dates Set in Advanced Wireless Services ProceedingFCC Encourages Participation in Telecommunications Service Priority ProgramSign Up Today For Keller and Heckman LLP's BPL Web Conference
Issue #96 November 15, 2004 (PDF)FCC Preempts State Regulation of VoIP ServicesTwo Telecommunications Matters in Lame Duck SessionFCC Enhances Public Safety Access to Broadband Technology Sign Up Today For Keller and Heckman LLP's BPL Web Conference
Issue #97 November 22, 2004 (PDF)Wi-Fi Technology: Who Controls Unlicensed Spectrum?FCC Seeks Comments in Automatic Identification Systems ProceedingCongress Bans Internet Access Tax; Adelstein Re-nominated as FCC Commissioner Sign Up Today For Keller and Heckman LLP's BPL Web Conference
Issue #98 December 6, 2004 (PDF)800 MHz UpdateU.S. Supreme Court to Review 9th Circuit Cable Modem DecisionWiMAX: The Next Big Step in Wireless Broadband?Pennsylvania Law Limits Municipalities From Building Out Wireless Networks
Issue #99 December 13, 2004 (PDF)Congress Passes Key Legislation Affecting Universal Service FundFCC Open Meeting This WeekFCC Issues Forfeitures For Violations of RF Exposure LimitsTransactional Tip: Archival Copy of Confidential Information
Issue #100 December 20, 2004 (PDF)FCC Deals with Ships, Planes, Wideband and LECs at Open MeetingFCC Waives Rules Pertaining to License Assignment and Transfer of Control Applications
Issue #101 December 27, 2004 (PDF)FCC Releases Narrowbanding OrderFCC Seeks Comment on State E911 Implementation for Multi-Line Telephone SystemsFTC and FCC Take Actions to Implement the CAN SPAM Act