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    Glenn S. Richards

    Glenn S. Richards

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    August 2013
    FCC Commences E-Rate Program Overhaul
    Authors: Christine A. Reilly, Glenn S. Richards
    The August 20, 2013 Federal Register (“FedReg”) included a notice officially establishing the comment and reply cycle associated with the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC” or “Commission”) recently released Modernizing the E-Rate Program for Schools and Libraries Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”).1 According to the FedReg notice, comments are due September 16, 2013 and reply comments are due October 16, 2013. This is the Commission’s latest effort to modernize and streamline the E-Rate program.
    Telecom Monitor
    Authors: Glenn S. Richards, Christine A. Reilly
    The Commission's Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 Initiates a Two-Year Deadline for Providers of Advanced Communications Services and Manufacturers of Equipment Used in Advanced Communications Services to Comply with Disabilities Access Requirements.
    July 2010
    FCC Seeks Industry and Tribal Input on New Programs to Fund Rural and Tribal Health Care Broadband Services
    Authors: Gerry Hinkley, Glenn S. Richards, Lauren Lynch Flick
    Under pending proposals, many more health care organizations would be eligible for funds from a total allotment of $400 million per year. Comments are due 30 days from Federal Register publication.

    FCC Shifts Net Neutrality Debate into High Gear
    Authors: John K. Hane, Glenn S. Richards
    Last week the FCC launched a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to adopt six “open Internet” rules that would bind all broadband access providers, including those providing mobile and satellite broadband services. If adopted, the rules could have pervasive and lasting effects in many industry sectors, including broadband, voice and video service providers, infrastructure, device, chipset and other component vendors, content publishers and distributors, software publishers, and application service providers.
    February 2009
    President Obama Signs American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Providing $7.2 Billion for Broadband Initiatives
    Authors: Glenn S. Richards, Craig J. Saperstein

    Economic stimulus bill establishes two targeted programs to increase broadband penetration throughout the country.

    On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the "Act"), which had been passed by Congress on February 13. This legislation, commonly referred to as the economic stimulus bill, authorizes $7.2 billion in funding to accelerate the penetration of broadband technologies throughout the country. The authorization of specific funding for these purposes represents a significant business opportunity for the communications industry.

    January 2009
    Telecommunications Update
    Authors: Glenn S. Richards
    Upcoming Deadlines:
    • FCC Form 499-Q is Due by February 1, 2009
    • Customer Proprietary Network Information Certification is Due by March 1, 2009
    December 2008
    FCC Universal Service Fund Proceeding Expected to Impact Telecom Charges for End Users; New Reply Comment Date Established
    Author: Glenn S. Richards
    On December 2, 2008, the FCC extended the reply comment date in its sweeping Universal Service Fund (“USF”) Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the “FNPRM”) until December 22, 2008. USF is an almost $7 billion program overseen by the FCC that promotes the availability of affordable telecommunications services throughout the United States. Funds are made available to schools and libraries, low-income residential consumers and telephone companies operating in high cost areas.
    May 2007
    FCC Imposes Additional Requirements Intended to Protect Customer Proprietary Network Information
    Source: Privacy and Data Security Law Journal
    Author: Glenn S. Richards

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