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FCC Sets Comment Deadlines on Broadband Access to MTEs Inquiry >

June 26, 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 Communications Commission (“FCC”) has...Continue Reading »

T-Mobile to FCC: “Let’s License the Entire 3.5 GHz Band!” >

June 25, 2017

In a last-minute attempt to eviscerate the core purpose of the rules governing the 3550-3700 MHz spectrum band (“3.5 GHz” band), T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) recently filed a Petition for Rulemaking (“Petition”), proposing that the FCC license the entire spectrum band and grant other favors to large wireless carriers.  If adopted, T-Mobile’s proposal would virtually eliminate...Continue Reading »

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 and the consequences of reaching an...

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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 Industry.  Equipment authorization,...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 Communications Commission (“FCC”) has...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 17, 2017.

As discussed in our...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 books.  The NOL may be valuable to an...

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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 interference to radio transmissions,...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 Proposed Rulemaking and 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 the majority of State Public...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 services.  There are a number of...Continue Reading »

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