Good afternoon from Washington, DC! Below you will find this week’s Wireless Wrap-Up, your update on the wireless telecommunications regulatory landscape, important wireless decisions, and more! Here is your wrap-up:
MAY OPEN MEETING
- On 4/27, the FCC released the Tentative Agenda for the May Open Meeting, scheduled for May 18, 2023 at 10:30 AM. The Commission is tentatively scheduled to consider four items, including an item on the 12 GHz band and an item adopting additional robocalling requirements. For more information and to view a copy of the Tentative Agenda, see our post here.
INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AUTHORIZATIONS
- On 4/25, the FCC released an Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking imposing a one-time reporting requirement for international section 214 holders and seeking comment on additional changes to the Commission’s international section 214 regulatory scheme. The item was adopted at the April Open Meeting. For more information and to view a copy of the item, see our post here.
- On 4/24, the FCC released an Order adopting a Consent Decree that resolved an investigation into whether Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (“Shentel”) failed to deliver 911 calls during a 911 outage in April 2022 in four West Virginia counties. Shentel agreed to implement a compliance plan and pay a $227,200 civil forfeiture. For more information and to view a copy of the Order and Consent Decree, see our post here.
- On 4/20, the FCC released an Enforcement Advisory reminding certain FCC licensees and authorization holders that they must seek and receive FCC approval prior to completing assignments or transfers of control. The FCC also reminded entities of the foreign ownership limits and the importance of ensuring an entity’s ownership structure is reported correctly. For more information and to view a copy of the Advisory, see our post here.
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