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O'Rielly Reconfirmation Likely Delayed to at Least September

A Senate block on FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly is likely to delay reconfirmation until at least after Congress’ upcoming August recess and potentially until after the November election, lawmakers and lobbyists said in interviews last week. Armed Services Committee…Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Democrats, Tribal Groups Say 2.5 GHz Extension Too Short

Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks, Public Knowledge and tribal groups slammed the FCC’s 30-day delay of the application window for tribes to apply for 2.5 GHz spectrum, after staff acted Friday (see 2007310027). With COVID-19 a problem…Subscribe to Read >>

Most Communications Law Firms 'Resigned' to Telework for Now

While the FCC eyes sticking with telework at least through next June (see 2007240053), many law firms with communications practices tell us they're taking a wait-and-see stance with the pandemic, with no time frame for returning to their…Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

NARUC Diversity Leaders Ask Tough Questions Amid National Reckoning

Utility regulators must address diversity and social justice, said leaders of a NARUC diversity initiative in interviews this week. Amid a national reckoning after the May 25 death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, NARUC President Brandon…Read More >>

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