Federal Communications Commission

FCC Fines Securus $1.7M, Resolving Investigation Over Submitting Misleading Information To Agency

The Federal Communications Commission announced it has reached a $1.7 million consent decree with Securus Technologies resolving an investigation into whether Securus provided inaccurate and misleading information to the FCC regarding the company’

FCC Unanimously Approves Emergency Assistance To Restore Connectivity In Hurricane-Affected Schools And Libraries

The Federal Communications Commission has unanimously approved emergency assistance to restore connectivity in schools and libraries affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria through the agency’s E-rate program.

FCC Chairman Pai Names Ashley Boizelle As Deputy General Counsel

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has named Ashley Boizelle as deputy general counsel, with responsibility for administrative law issues. 

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Announces New Staff

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the appointment of Umair Javed as Legal Advisor, with primary responsibility for wireless and international issues. 

Federal Communications Commission FY 2018 Budget Estimates to Congress

The Federal Communications Commission’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. The FCC requests $322,035,000 in budget authority from regulatory fee offsetting collections.

FCC Chairman Announces Monteith Will Serve As Wireline Bureau Chief

Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai announced that the agency has chosen Kris Anne Monteith to serve as chief of its Wireline Competition Bureau, continuing the work she has been doing as acting chief.

Chairman Pai Announces Plans for Nationwide Blue Alerts

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced a proposal to add an alert option to the nation’s Emergency Alert System (EAS) to help protect our nation’s law enforcement officers.

FCC Launches Review of Media Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission issued a Public Notice that begins a review of its rules applicable to media entities, including broadcasters, cable operators, and satellite television providers.

FCC Halts Rural Phone Rate Hike

The Federal Communications Commission stopped a federally mandated rate increase for certain rural phone customers, pending review of an FCC policy known as the “rate floor.” The FCC froze the current minimum rate for local voice services at $18 p