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New On-Demand Webinar Available: "Overview of FCC Privacy Rules: A practical step-by-step guide to compliance" >

February 21, 2017

The FCC’s recent adoption of new Privacy Rules has completely transformed the FCC’s privacy regulations for how Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecommunications providers, and interconnected VoIP providers use and share customer data. These sweeping changes have caused many communications companies to question how to implement these new...Continue Reading »

CommLaw Group Attorney Quoted in Law360 Article on New FCC Expediting Access to Local Rights-of Way for 5G Providers >

February 13, 2017

CommLaw Group Attorney Ron Quirk was quoted in a recent Law360 article:  "New FCC Looks Poised to Overrule Local Barriers to 5G".  This article discusses the importance of small cell and distributed antenna system (“DAS”) densification to the deployment of wireless broadband, and the GOP-led FCC’s willingness to preempt municipalities’ barriers...Continue Reading »

Join The Commpliance Group and for a Free Webinar - Ensuring Optimal Communications Tax Compliance >

February 13, 2017

Let's face it, managing multi-jurisdictional taxes is time-consuming and confusing. That's why has teamed up with industry leading tax engines and partners to help automate complicated tax...
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Legal Limbo - Doing IoT Business in the Gray >

February 10, 2017

IoT attorneys Ron Quirk and Alex Schneider are featured in a new podcast presented by IoT-Inc:  Legal Limbo - Doing IoT Business in the Gray.  This podcast is a lively discussion about the current state of Internet of Things (“IoT”) regulation, and where IoT laws are headed in the not-too-distant future.
Because IoT products didn’t exist when...Continue Reading »

CommLaw Group Attorney Quoted in IT Business Edge Cybersecurity Article >

February 7, 2017

CommLaw Group IoT Attorney Ron Quirk was quoted in today's IT Business Edge article, Internet of Things Security a Serious Problem But Help is on the Way.
“The FCC points to a reality that is difficult to deal with:  The sheer number of IoT endpoints and the need that they be as inexpensive as possible makes it unlikely that vendors will...Continue Reading »

FCC Rescinds Cybersecurity White Paper: Related Rulemaking Proceeding Still in Effect >

February 6, 2017

In an Order issued today, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) rescinded its "Cybersecurity Risk Reduction" whitepaper ("Whitepaper), issued on January 18, 2017.  The FCC did not, however, discontinue its cybersecurity rulemaking, which remains in effect.

As detailed in a previous article on 5G security issues, the FCC has commenced a...Continue Reading »

MOBILE NOW Act Clears Committee: More 5G Spectrum & Infrastructure Streamlining On Tap >

February 1, 2017

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee recently approved the MOBILE NOW Act (S. 19 (the “Act”)), which will, among other things, release at least 255 MHz of federal and non-federal spectrum for commercial use, and streamline the application and permitting process for building broadband infrastructure on federal lands. ...Continue Reading »

CommLaw Group Attorney Publishes Cybersecurity Article in IoT Journal >

January 30, 2017

CommLaw Group IoT Attorney Ron Quirk, today published an article in IoT JournalFCC to IoT Device Vendors:  Implement Cybersecurity Now or We May Force You To.  The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") has just announced that it should require "cyber accountability" of IoT equipment suppliers.  Cyber accountability - a combination of...Continue Reading »

Comment Dates Set for Critical FCC Notice of Inquiry on 5G CyberSecurity >

January 25, 2017

On December 16, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (“PSHSB”) issued a Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”), seeking comment on critical issues concerning cybersecurity protections for fifth generation (“5G”) networks, services, and devices.   PSHSB is soliciting comments from all concerned...Continue Reading »

FCC to IoT Device Vendors: Implement Cybersecurity Now or We May Force You To >

January 25, 2017

In its recently released Cybersecurity Risk Reduction White Paper, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) expressed serious concerns about the “burgeoning and insecure IoT market [that] exacerbates cybersecurity investment shortfalls [because] the private sector may not have sufficient incentives to invest in cybersecurity beyond their...Continue Reading »

Federal Government is Crafting IoT Cybersecurity and Privacy Policies that Could Add Significantly to Your Business Costs >

January 23, 2017

The U.S. government is moving quickly on developing cybersecurity and privacy polices for the Internet of Things (“IoT”) industry that will, among other things, directly affect how IoT equipment will be required to be manufactured and marketed in the U.S.  Noting that “start-ups building IoT technologies and interfaces for the first time may...Continue Reading »

CommLaw Group Attorney Publishes Article in RCR Wireless on New Advances for Wireless 5G Services >

January 16, 2017

CommLaw Group IoT Attorney Ron Quirk, has published a new article, A Giant Leap for 5G, in RCR Wireless News.  This piece reports on the recent rapid progress toward commercial use of the 3.5 GHz spectrum band, due to: (a) public availability of the Wireless Innovation Forum’s (“WIN”) signaling protocol; and (b) a demonstration by Federated...Continue Reading »

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