FCC Action

FCC and FEMA Urge All Emergency Alert System Participants, including MVPDs, to Take Immediate Steps to Secure EAS Equipment

August 9, 2022

FCC urges all EAS Participants to secure their EAS equipment against risks impacting devices that are publicly accessible from the Internet.  All EAS Participants must ensure that their EAS equipment’s monitoring andtransmitting functions are available whenever the stations and systems are operating.

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Industry Veteran Scott Abbott Joins Cinnamon Mueller

July 19, 2022

We are pleased to announce Scott Abbott joined our firm. Welcome aboard, Scott! Inaugural Broadband Data Collection Filing Due September 1, 2022. Broadband providers must file broadband and voice availability and subscribership data as of June 30, 2022 in both the BDC system and the Form 477 filing interface. FCC Form 477 Due September 1,…

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Inaugural Broadband Data Collection Filing Window Now Open

July 6, 2022

Inaugural Broadband Data Collection Filing Window Now Open. Facilities-based broadband service providers may now file data reflecting where the providers make mass-market Internet access service available as of June 30, 2022. FCC Form 477 Due September 1, 2022. Form must report information about broadband connections and localtelephone service as of June 30, 2022. Copyright Forms…

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FCC Begins Electronic Filing System Upgrades

April 5, 2022

FCC released PN announcing that ECFS had undergone a system upgrade by transitioning ECFS to a cloud-based platform and added reCAPTCHA functionality to thesystem. FCC Affirms Forfeiture Order Against Broadcasters (Sinclair spin-offs) for 2019 Good Faith Violations.

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FCC Acts to Prohibit Certain Types of Arrangements Between MDUs and MVPDs

February 22, 2022

FCC’s Feb. 15, 2022 Report and Order prohibits exclusive marketing agreements, revenue sharing agreements, and sale-and-leaseback arrangements between MDUs and MVPDs. 

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FCC issued Enforcement Advisory reminding telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers to file their annual CPNI reports.

February 8, 2022

CPNI Officer’s Certificate Due March 1, 2022

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