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Avalara to Cease Providing FCC Form 499 and 477 Reporting >

December 11, 2017

We have recently been advised by several clients that Avalara will cease providing and will no longer offer FCC Form 499 and 477 compliance reporting services as of January 1, 2018.

If your company currently relies upon Avalara for FCC Compliance Reporting services and would like to discuss transitioning to The Commpliance Group, please...Continue Reading »

Comment Period Opens for FCC’s 3.5 GHz Rule Overhaul: Don’t Let Them Take Away YOUR Spectrum! >

November 28, 2017

Today’s Federal Register publication of a summary of the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”), proposing substantial changes to the existing rules governing the 3550-3700 MHz (“3.5 GHz”) spectrum band kicks off the public comment period in this proceeding.  Because the FCC’s suggested rule changes...Continue Reading »

FCC Continues RF Equipment Crackdown: Fines Lighting Company $25,000 for Marketing Ballasts without FCC Logo >

November 26, 2017

A lighting supply company is the latest target of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) crackdown on marketing non-compliant radiofrequency (RF) equipment.  On November 21, 2017 the FCC released a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL), proposing a penalty of $25,000 on a company that marketed fluorescent lighting ballasts...Continue Reading »

IOT and Other RF Device Suppliers Take Note: The FCC’s New Authorization and Importation Rules are Now Effective >

November 2, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new rules for radiofrequency (RF) equipment authorization rules are, as of today, officially in effect.  As underscored in a previous article, the new rules modify:
  • Self-approval authorization techniques for non-transmitting RF devices.
  • RF Equipment Importation Rules.
  • Electronic labeling of RF...
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FCC Proceeding Includes 3.5 GHz Rule Overhaul That Could Devastate Smaller Carriers and Rural Areas That Need Broadband >

October 22, 2017

 As discussed in a previous article, in June 2017 T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) filed a petition for rulemaking with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) proposing changes to the rules governing the 3550-3700 MHz (“3.5 GHz”) spectrum band that would substantially raise the barrier to entry for businesses seeking to utilize the 3.5...Continue Reading »

FREE WEBINAR: Prepaid Wireless & SIM Card Taxation and Regulatory Fees >

October 12, 2017

From Compliance Challenge to Competitive Threat:  Everything Your Business Needs to Know about Prepaid Wireless & SIM Card Taxes and Regulatory Fees
 
State & Local taxation of prepaid wireless services is complicated business, even for experienced service providers.  Not only is wireless taxation complex and challenging, now more than ever...Continue Reading »

FREE WEBINAR: Everything You Need to Know About Prepaid Wireless & SIM Card Taxes and Regulatory Fees >

September 28, 2017

From Compliance Challenge to Competitive Threat:  Everything Your Business Needs to Know about Prepaid Wireless & SIM Card Taxes and Regulatory Fees
 
State & Local taxation of prepaid wireless services is complicated business, even for experienced service providers.  Not only is wireless taxation complex and challenging, now more than ever...Continue Reading »

FREE WEBINAR: Everything You Need to Know About Prepaid Wireless & SIM Card Taxes and Regulatory Fees >

September 28, 2017

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From Compliance Challenge to Competitive Threat:  Everything Your Business Needs to Know about Prepaid Wireless & SIM Card Taxes and Regulatory Fees

 
State & Local taxation of prepaid wireless services is complicated...Continue Reading »

FCC Monitoring RF Equipment Sellers’ Websites; Recently Found Company in Violation and Threatens Severe Sanctions >

September 28, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has again made it clear that it will not tolerate companies that manufacture, market, or distribute radiofrequency (“RF”) equipment that is not compliant with its rules.  The FCC recently released a Citation and Order against an RF equipment dealer that advertised non-compliant audio/visual...Continue Reading »

House Passes Self-Driving Car Bill, IoT Component Manufacturers Expect Booming Business >

September 15, 2017

Congress has prioritized self-driving vehicle legislation. With broad support from heavy hitters from Silicon Valley and Detroit, a final bill could be ready for the President’s signature within a matter of months. The resulting law and the regulations promulgated as a result will surely impact the IoT industry in a big way.  IoT components...

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Will it be “Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!?” Or will it be “more of the same” swamp-infested Washington, D.C. policymaking? >

August 21, 2017

In September 2016, candidate Donald J. Trump, speaking at the Economic Club in New York, pledged to create 25 million new jobs over the next decade.  Mr. Trump declared himself to be a champion of the working class and small business interests, vowing a return to the heyday of American manufacturing and small town economic strength: “My...Continue Reading »

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