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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. 

There are estimated to be over 300 types of...Continue Reading »

Are Your Company’s Consumer Electronics Products Exempt from FCC Marketing Regulations? >

March 17, 2017

Consumer electronics are integral parts of the Internet of Things (“IoT”).  Manufacturers are designing and marketing consumer electronic devices that can perform functions that were unheard of only a year or so ago. The exponential growth of IoT is, in part, the result of manufacturers adding wireless modules into all manner of products, which subjects those products to federal...Continue Reading »

Data Privacy/Security Webinar: Setting Your Compliance Priorities in an Era of Promised Deregulation >

March 14, 2017

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Join The CommLaw Group for a Free, Live Webinar on the Key Privacy and Data Security Challenges Facing your Business in 2017


Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. Eastern
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Questions?  We have answers!  Submit your questions via the registration page and we’ll select questions to...

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Cyber Insecurity: Surviving the IoT Cyberattack Pandemic >

March 13, 2017

The Internet of Things (“IoT”) is turning into a security nightmare.   More than 1 billion malware detections and incidents, affecting more than 100 million IoT devices, occurred during the June-November 2016 time period alone.   And, without IoT suppliers implementing the proper safeguards, the situation is only going to get worse.

IoT Attorney Ron Quirk of The CommLaw Group,...Continue Reading »

FREE WEBINAR - Best Practices for "Audit Proofing" Your Tax and Fee Compliance Practices >

March 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 calculation and advise providers about tax...
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What to Expect from Trump's FCC under Chairman Ajit Pai - Part 3 >

March 10, 2017

Part 3 of a 3-part Series

Authored by Allison D. Rule, Partner, and Alex I. Schneider, Associate, Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group

This three-part series builds on the predictions made by Jonathan Marashlian in his December 9, 2016 article titled 9 Areas of Communications Law Policy Destined for Material Changes under Trump's FCC. Specifically, in this series, we...

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Join The CommLaw Group and The Commpliance Group at Telestrategies Communications Tax Conference in Miami! >

March 9, 2017

You are cordially invited to join The CommLaw Group and The Commpliance Group at the 2017 Telestrategies Communications Tax Conference being held in Miami from May 15th– 17th.  Managing Partner, Jonathan  Marashlian, will moderate a panel discussion with two members of President Trump's FCC transition "landing team" to discuss the new administration's agenda and approach to...Continue Reading »

Nate Hardy Earns Prestigious Honor as 2017 "Top Lawyer" by Cablefax >

March 6, 2017

Nate Hardy, head of the Communications Media Law practice at Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, has been named a “Top Lawyer” by Cablefax, a news organization that delivers comprehensive coverage of business developments affecting the cable, broadband and digital markets.

Cablefax’s inaugural Top Lawyers Awards honor “the incredible legal minds addressing cable and broadband’s...Continue Reading »

Time to Audit Proof Your 2017 FCC Form 499-A Filing >

March 1, 2017

The 30-day countdown to the FCC's 2017 Form 499-A filing deadline begins now!

Consider the following:
  • Each year telecommunications companies all across the United States (and beyond) must file their FCC Form 499-A with the Universal Service Administrative Company ("USAC") 
  • Each year USAC audits hundreds of Form 499 Filers, either formally or informally.  In recent years,...
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NTIA Grants IoT Stakeholders Additional Time to Comment on Policies that Could Make or Break Their Businesses >

February 28, 2017

In response to numerous requests for additional time, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) has extended the deadline for Internet of Things (“IoT”) stakeholders to submit comments that will be instrumental in shaping crucial U.S. policies on IoT.   This proceeding will critically impact virtually all businesses in the IoT industry, including:...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 to construction of the necessary...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 calculation and advise providers about tax...
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