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Ex-FTC Officials Expect Active Rulemaking Group

Expect the FTC's new rulemaking group to actively work to fill gaps left in its authority by a recent Supreme Court decision (see 2104270086), former officials said in interviews. Some anticipate more administrative litigation over consumer protection cases.Subscribe to Read >>

Digital Ad Tax Measures Could Be Coming to More States

Connecticut and Massachusetts are among states weighing digital ad taxes, after Maryland enacted one and despite industry lawsuits against that state. A proposed 5% Massachusetts tax on businesses making at least $25 million annually in digital ad revenue there is…Subscribe to Read >>

DC Circuit Judges Skeptical on Access Stimulation Appeal

Whether the FCC 2019 access stimulation order erases reciprocal compensation for long-distance and high-volume calls was at issue during oral argument Tuesday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Great Lakes case 19-1233 (see 1911200061). Judges…Subscribe to Read >>

No FCC Quick Decision Seen on Dedicated Drone Spectrum

The FCC is unlikely to decide soon on the 5030-5091 MHz, the main band targeted for drones, Wiley’s Anna Gomez told an Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International virtual conference Tuesday. The FCC hasn't provided clarity on whether flexible use…Subscribe to Read >>

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Biden Tasks Harris With Leading Push for $100B for Broadband

President Joe Biden during his ongoing speech to Congress Wednesday night said he's putting Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of leading the push to include $100 billion for broadband in an infrastructure spending package. He said she's capable of…Read More >>

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