Robert J. Schill has joined Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC as Of Counsel. Mr. Schill was previously Vice President of Law and Public Policy for a telecommunications-focused government affairs firm and before that he served in the office of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. His experience includes representing clients before the Congress and federal agencies on wireline, wireless, geospatial, homeland security and related technology issues.
Modified programmer compliance certifications, complaint procedures, to take effect September 22, 2016 For nearly two decades the FCC has been working to insure that television programming is appropriately accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing through closed captioning technology. In 2014 it finally got around to developing quality control standards which it applied not … Continue Reading
Congress increasingly focused on dictating spectrum use. If you have your eye on some spectrum for a particular use, you’d likely go to the FCC and participate in a rulemaking proceeding, or perhaps initiate one, proposing that the rules be revised to specify that your preferred spectrum could be used for your preferred use. Maybe … Continue Reading
Bureau reiterates view that using “deauthentication frames” to bounce hotspot users constitutes prohibited “interference”. Conference goers, rejoice! It looks like the FCC really is serious about preventing hotels and other conference venues from blocking access to the venues’ Wi-Fi networks through personal “hotspot” network devices. The Commission’s Enforcement Bureau had staked out its position on … Continue Reading
In a Rorschach-like Notice of Apparent Liability, the FCC has proposed to extract a whopping $25,000 (ouch!) forfeiture from Google for impeding an investigation into the Wi-Spy controversy.… Continue Reading