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CALL TO ACTION: Equalizing Opportunities for VoIP through Simplification and Harmonization of Rules >

June 23, 2017

CAUTION:  All information provided in this advisory and associated White Paper is "Informational Only" and should not be relied upon as legal advice.  The determination of whether a telecommunications business or any particular service offering may qualify for the private carriage and/or systems integrator exemption is intensely fact-specific...

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TIA Interview with CommLaw Attorney Ron Quirk: Helping Those Seeking Opportunities in IoT >

June 16, 2017

TIA Interview with CommLaw Attorney Ron Quirk: Helping Those Seeking Opportunities in IoT


On this Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Member Spotlight, Ron Quirk, Head of the  Internet of Things & Connected Devices Practice Group at Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC describes how his practice can help those seeking opportunities in the IoT...Continue Reading »

FCC Seeks Comment on Speeding Deployment Of Broadband Services to Multi-Unit Premises >

June 5, 2017

Concerned that its current policies on contractual and non-contractual arrangements between service providers and owners/managers of commercial multiple tenant environments (“MTEs”  such as apartment buildings, condominiums, shopping malls, etc.) might be hindering deployment of broadband deployment to those multi-unit premises, the Federal...Continue Reading »

Comment Deadlines Extended for Critical FCC Rulemaking on Speeding Deployment of Wireless Broadband Infrastructure >

May 31, 2017

The FCC has issued an Order extending the comment deadlines in the critical FCC rulemaking wherein the Commission proposes the removal of regulatory roadblocks in order to streamline the deployment of wireless infrastructure for 5G services.  The new deadline for submitting comments will be June 15, 2017.  Reply comments will be due no by July...Continue Reading »

Seeking Interest from Potential Transaction Partners >

May 31, 2017

Our firm has been engaged to locate a buyer (or other business transaction) of a North Carolina-based e-mail branding software company.  The seller is Research Triangle Software, Inc., owner of LetterMark and LetterMark Lite, among other valuable assets.  

Research Triangle Software currently carries an ~$2.5mm Net Operating Loss on its...

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FCC Sanctions RF Equipment Supplier and Threatens to Disqualify Future Violators from Marketing Their Devices in the U.S. >

May 23, 2017

Today the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued an Order and Consent Decree, imposing a steep fine and other sanctions on a manufacturer/distributor of LED light fixtures who failed to comply with the FCC’s radiofrequency (“RF”) equipment authorization rules before marketing a line of light fixtures.  The devices reportedly caused...Continue Reading »

Comment Deadline Set for Critical FCC Rulemaking on Speeding Deployment of Wireless Broadband Infrastructure >

May 9, 2017

The clock is ticking for wireless broadband stakeholders and municipalities that want to have their voices heard in the critical FCC rulemaking wherein the Commission proposes the removal of regulatory roadblocks in order to streamline the deployment of wireless infrastructure for 5G services.  With the scheduled publication of the Notice of...Continue Reading »

Can Private Carriage Help Your Company Minimize Regulatory Burdens and Fees? >

April 24, 2017

Is your telecommunications company unwittingly exposing itself to regulatory oversight, compliance obligations, and an assortment of compliance costs by ignoring the "Private Carrier" exemption from certain Federal Communications Commission (and State Public Utility Commission) regulations?


As explained in our firm's White Paper, the FCC (and...Continue Reading »

FCC Tees Up Critical Proposals to Speed Deployment of Wireless Broadband Infrastructure: Federal vs. Local Authority at Issue >

April 24, 2017

CommLaw Group Attorney Ron Quirk was quoted in a recent Law360 article: “FCC's Infrastructure Votes Pave Way for Bold 5G Push.”  In its just released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry, the FCC has teed up critical proposals to remove regulatory roadblocks and streamline the deployment of wireless infrastructure for 5G...Continue Reading »

Taxes & Fees - How Can We Help You? >

April 19, 2017

What a relief!  Tax day is officially behind us.  But is it really?

Unfortunately, when you are a business operating in the Communications Services sector, taxes and regulatory fees never cease; and neither do the Departments of Revenue, USAC and other audit & enforcement agencies responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance. 

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Invitation: Get Your Privacy & Data Security Questions Answered >

March 23, 2017

Have Questions?  We Have Answers!  We welcome communications and Internet of Things businesses to submit your privacy and data security questions to be answered at our upcoming free, live webinar

 
Privacy and data security have met a regulatory crossroads. The FCC recently stayed its new data security rule and Congress has threatened to...Continue Reading »

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