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FCC Opens Up Special Displacement Window for LPTV Stations

By | February 13th, 2018|Legal News|

Last week the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force and the Media Bureau announced the opening of a 60-day filing window for those LPTV stations who are being displaced as a result of the post-incentive auction repacking process. The “Special Displacement Window” applies to certain LPTV stations, TV translators, and analog-to-digital replacement translators. The window will...… Continue Reading

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FCC Extends Comment Deadline on National TV Ownership Cap

By | February 13th, 2018|Legal News|

On Feb. 12, the Commission announced that it would extend the comment deadline for a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding potential changes to the national television ownership cap. Comments are now due by March 19 and reply comments will be due by April 18. The NPRM was adopted on Dec. 14 beginning the FCC’s “comprehensive...… Continue Reading

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DataConnex Gets Hit with $18.7M Fine for Violation of the Rural Health Care Program

By | February 12th, 2018|Legal News|

As it has for many months now, the FCC at its January Open Meeting continued its review of the Rural Health Care Program (RHCP). This time, it issued a proposed $18.7M fine against health care telecommunication service provider DataConnex. A reseller of telecommunications services, DataConnex is alleged to have taken in millions of dollars from...… Continue Reading

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FCC Annual CPNI Certifications Are Back After One Year Off – Due March 1

By | February 8th, 2018|Legal News|

It’s that time of year again! (Well, again after a one-year hiatus, that is.) Time for our annual reminder that the annual customer proprietary network information (CPNI) certifications are due by March 1 for most (but not necessarily all) telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers. CPNI includes a variety of sensitive customer data such as,...… Continue Reading

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Upcoming FCC Deadlines February 2018 – March 2018

By | February 6th, 2018|Legal News|

Do you know what FCC filing deadlines are in the coming months? We do. Time to mark up calendars so you’re not late on these important deadlines. Call FHH if you have trouble meeting this deadlines or need assistance. February 9 –  Revising Requirements for “Twilight Towers” –  Comments are due with regard to the Public...… Continue Reading

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Comment Period Now Open on National Ownership Cap

By | January 30th, 2018|Legal News|

Last Friday, the FCC published the December Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the national ownership cap in the Federal Register. As we wrote about back in December, the NPRM addresses the current prohibition on any entity owning or controlling television stations that reach more than 39 percent of US television households. The NPRM requests comment...… Continue Reading

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New Media Ownership Rules Take Effect Feb. 7

By | January 23rd, 2018|Legal News|

The FCC’s final Order on Reconsideration in its media ownership proceeding was published in the Federal Register on Jan. 8. This latest step in the long-running saga of the FCC’s attempts to reform its media ownership rules relaxes many media ownership rules. Absent Court intervention or Commission reconsideration, those changes will take effect on Feb....… Continue Reading

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NOW AVAILABLE: 2018 Political Broadcast Webinar

By | January 22nd, 2018|Legal News|

On the eve of the 2018 mid-term elections, broadcasters will soon have to navigate the FCC’s rules on political broadcasting. To assist with this, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth’s Dan Kirkpatrick, Frank Montero, and Scott Johnson, were joined by the FCC’s Bobby Baker and Gary Schonman to present, in collaboration with the Colorado Broadcasters Association, a webinar on...… Continue Reading

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Eigth in a Row! FHH Again Tops List of Transactions Ranking

By | January 19th, 2018|Legal News|

CommLawBlog is happy to say that Fletcher Heald & Hildreth has, once again, served as lead legal advisor on more transactions than any other law firm, according to S&P Global’s Media and Entertainment and New Media category. This is the EIGHTH (yup! You read that right!) year in a row that we have received this...… Continue Reading

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