FCC Open Meeting Recap: February
Kelley Drye Full Spectrum
by Kelley Drye Communications Practice
2d ago
On this episode of Full Spectrum, partner Chip Yorkgitis, special counsel Mike Dover, and senior associate Jenny Wainwright provide an overview of four items adopted by the FCC at its most recent open meeting on February 15, 2024. First, Mike discusses a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking aimed at expanding accessibility of the emergency alert system (EAS) by facilitating dissemination of alerts in languages other than English (0:01:30). Second, Chip summarizes a Report and Order adopting rule changes that permit operations by Wireless Multichannel Audio Systems (WMAS), a new wireless microphone te ..read more
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FCC Open Meeting Recap: November Part 1
Kelley Drye Full Spectrum
by Kelley Drye Communications Practice
3M ago
In this episode of Full Spectrum, partner Tom Cohen discusses the recently held FCC Open Meeting, including a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to establish a framework to facilitate equal access to broadband internet access service by preventing digital discrimination of access ..read more
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FCC Open Meeting Recap: October
Kelley Drye Full Spectrum
by Kelley Drye Communications Practice
3M ago
On this episode of Full Spectrum partners Tom Cohen and Chip Yorkgitis discuss the Notice of Proposed Rule Making adopted by the Commission at its October 19 Open Meeting in its newly-commenced Open Internet (or Net Neutrality) proceeding proposing to reclassify broadband Internet access service (“BIAS”) from a lightly regulated information service to a telecommunications service regulated under Title II of the Communications Act (01:19). The Commission’s Notice proposes to adopt Open Internet rules that are very similar to those previously imposed in 2015 and largely rescinded in 2017. Additi ..read more
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FCC Open Meeting Recap: September
Kelley Drye Full Spectrum
by Kelley Drye Communications Practice
5M ago
On today’s episode of Full Spectrum, the Kelley Drye Communications teams will discuss a number of developments from the September FCC Open Meeting. First, Tom Cohen will briefly discuss the impact of a full Commission on the heels of an election cycle. Chip Yorkgitis (3:20) will follow up to discuss two Report and Orders related to satellite and space launches. Hank Kelly (21:02) will discuss the changes the Commission made to address direct access to numbers by interconnected VoIP providers. Finally, Mike Dover (31:18) will discuss the Notice of Proposed Rule Making establishing a 5G fund fo ..read more
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FCC Open Meeting Recap: August
Kelley Drye Full Spectrum
by Kelley Drye Communications Practice
7M ago
On today’s episode of Full Spectrum, the Kelley Drye Communications team will be discussing several of the matters raised at the FCC’s August 3, 2023, Open Meeting. First (1:04), partner Chip Yorkgitis covers a Notice of Inquiry that initiates a mostly technical inquiry into how to measure non-Federal spectrum usage as a prelude to future spectrum management decisions. Second (10:19), special counsel Mike Dover covers a Sixth Report and Order which implements the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) high-cost area benefit ..read more
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FCC Open Meeting Recap: June
Kelley Drye Full Spectrum
by Kelley Drye Communications Practice
9M ago
On today’s episode of Full Spectrum, the Kelley Drye Communications team will be discussing several of the matters raised at the FCC’s May 18, 2023 Open Meeting. First, (1:00) partner Chip Yorkgitis will cover a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would explore how spectrum in the 42 GHz band might be made available through one of several spectrum access models which have the potential to provide solutions in this evolving space. Second, (15:12) special counsel Michael Dover will cover a Report and Order, NPRM, and Order concerning accessibility for video conferencing services and providing gui ..read more
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FCC Open Meeting Recap: May
Kelley Drye Full Spectrum
by Kelley Drye Communications Practice
10M ago
On today’s episode of Full Spectrum, the Kelley Drye Communications team will be discussing several of the matters raised at the FCC’s May 18, 2023 Open Meeting. First (01:00), Partner Chip Yorkgitis discusses the Commission’s Report and Order expanding unlicensed uses in the 60 GHz band (57-71 GHz). Chip also (08:34) summarizes the Commission’s Report and Order declining to adopt rules to enable terrestrial mobile service in the 12.2-12.7 GHz Band and a related Further NPRM which will consider liberalizing licensed terrestrial fixed service rules in the band, and introducing unlicensed applic ..read more
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FCC Open Meeting Recap: April Part 2
Kelley Drye Full Spectrum
by Kelley Drye Communications Practice
10M ago
On today’s episode of Full Spectrum, we continue our coverage of the Federal Communications Commission’s April Open Meeting. Specifically, Partner Chip Yorkgitis will provide an overview of the FCC’s adoption of a Policy Statement addressing spectrum management principles that will guide the Commission in future spectrum proceedings (01:50). He will also summarize a Report and Order and Further Notice of proposed Rulemaking regarding the sharing of spectrum by non-geostationary satellite constellations (12:07). On the prior episode, we discussed two items adopted by the FCC at the Open Meeting ..read more
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FCC Open Meeting Recap: April 2023 Part 1
Kelley Drye Full Spectrum
by Kelley Drye Communications Practice
10M ago
Full Spectrum’s FCC Open Meeting Recaps feature a first take and analysis following the FCC’s monthly Open Meetings, with an emphasis on the agenda items directly impacting our clients. On today’s episode of Full Spectrum, Senior Associate Winafred Brantl discusses the Commission's proposed significant changes to the International Section 214 regime (1:11.515). Responding to growing concerns regarding undisclosed foreign ownership of international Section 214 carriers, the FCC will conduct a one-time data collection from all international Section 214 authorization holders and has proposed a re ..read more
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FCC Open Meeting Recap: March 2023 Part 1
Kelley Drye Full Spectrum
by Kelley Drye Communications Practice
1y ago
On today’s episode of the Full Spectrum podcast, attorneys from Kelley Drye’s Communications practice highlight items from the FCC’s March 16th Open Meeting. First, partner Hank Kelly discusses (0:00:58) the FCC’s adoption of a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that addresses a gap in the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication regime, expands robocall mitigation requirements for all providers, adopts more robust enforcement tools, and seeks comment on additional steps to further enhance the effectiveness of the STIR/SHAKEN framework. Hank Kelly also addresses (0:09:33) t ..read more
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