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Petitioner Hopes DC Circuit Case Spurs FCC to Clarify Intrastate Rate Role

Telecom experts asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. District to clarify state utility commissioners have jurisdiction of intrastate telecom cost allocation (see 1907220051) got their day in court Friday. One judge had questions for both…Subscribe to Read >>

AT&T Retrans Court Loss Could Affect Good-Faith Appeal

A court dismissed AT&T's breach of contract and a trade secrets violation complaint against a negotiator handling retransmission consent talks for a group of Sinclair sidecar stations. That prompted speculation by industry lawyers we spoke with Friday on whether…Subscribe to Read >>

Washington State House Members Don't Yet Embrace Senate Privacy Bill

Washington state's Senate overstated House support for its privacy bill, said Democratic and Republican heads of the committee overseeing the issue in the House. The chambers are edging toward agreement, said House Innovation and Technology and Economic Development Committee…Subscribe to Read >>

House Panel Hears Stories of Alleged Abuse by Tech-Platform 'Giants'

Amazon, Apple and Google took bipartisan heat Friday in a Boulder, Colorado, field hearing on online platforms and market power, by the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee. The hearing followed a discussion at CES about whether the government should break…Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

State 911 Fee Report Shows Less Diversion, More Work to Do

Five states diverted nearly $198 million, or 7.6 percent of all 911 fee revenue, for unrelated purposes in 2018, the FCC reported. That dropped about $87 million from 2017. FCC members said Thursday that any reshuffling is inappropriate.Read More >>

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