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Moss & Barnett regularly prepares a newsletter - Municipal Communications Law Update - to provide our clients current information about events in Congress, the FCC and recent court decisions that may impact the client’s role in regulating communications services. Below you will find past newsletters and the topics covered in each newsletter.
If you would like to begin receiving the Municipal Communications Law Update via e-mail, fax, or U.S. Mail, please forward your contact information to Terri Hammer at HammerT@moss-barnett.com.July 2008
Topics: Court upholds FCC's local franchising order.
PEG Fees: Capital or Operational?
AT&T's U-verse TV is a cable service.
Who is winning video subscribers in 2008?
Next battleground: pole attachment fees.
Topics: FCC Issues 2nd Order Further Limiting Municipal Franchising
Minneapolis Broadband Wireless System Up and Running.
Tenants Living in Apartments May No Longer Be Locked Into a Single Choice For Cable Service.
FCC seeks information regarding pole rental rates for broadband attachments.
Topics: FCC's creates a "Regulatory Minefield" for Local Governments
Are Franchise Fees an Illegal Tax? They may be in Iowa
Is IPTV a Cable Service?March 2007
Topics: Time Frame for Franchise Negotiations
Regulation of Mixed-Use Networks
Preemption of Local Laws Versus State Laws
Level Playing Field Requirements
Further FCC RulemakingNovember 2006
Topics: Moss & Barnett drafts Minneapolis WiFi Contract
Impact of Mid-Term Election on Pending Legislation
FCC Notice of Inquiry Regarding Competition in the Market
for the Delivery of Video ProgrammingJuly 2006
Topics: Federal Legislation Update
Pole Attachment Agreements
800 MHz Rebanding
Franchise Fee Payment Review
Right-of-Way ManagementMarch 2005
Topics: Debates Regarding Cable Indecency Continue
System Consolidations Back in Vogue in 2005
FCC Report on Competition and Cable Industry Prices
Franchise Fee Audits
In BriefSeptember 2004
Topics: Cable Modem Litigation Continues
Charter to Reimburse Customers for Converter and Wiring Fees
Adelphia’s Systems Closer to Sale
FCC Considering A La Carte Cable Television
Liquidated Damages Upheld for Breach of Franchise
Broadband Access is Increasing
IP Enabled Services to Dominate NATOA’S Annual ConferenceFebruary 2004
Topics: FCC Issues Tenth Report on Competition
Telephone over the Internet (VoIP) Can it be Regulated?
Are Cable Operators Paying all the Franchise Fees They Owe Cities?
Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Landmark Transfer CaseOctober 2003
Topics: Cable Modem Service Not a “Cable Service”
Cities Receive Clarification Regarding Conduct of Formal Renewal ProcessJuly 2003
Topics: Fifth Circuit Upholds FCC Franchise Fee Decision
Regulation of Cable Modems
Tier by-through Prohibition
Cable Industry Continues Efforts to Obtain Effective Competition Findings
FCC Report on Cable Industry Prices
Do Not Call List
Cable Stocks Rebound in First Half of 2003
Municipal Ownership to be Decided by U.S. Supreme Court
New Right-of-Way DecisionFebruary 2003
Topics: Bankruptcy in the Cable Television Industry
FCC Issues Ninth Report On Competition
Transfer Approval May Be Won Or Lost During Renewal
Still no Decision from FCC in Cable Modem ProceedingSeptember 2002
Topic: FCC Issues Competitive Franchising Decision
Eighth Circuit Overturns FCC Decision – Municipalities Can Provide Telecommunications Services
MSOs Seek to Reduce Capital Expenditures
FCC Extends Prohibition on Exclusive Contracts to 2007
Cable Modem Dispute Continues on Two FrontsMarch 2002
Topics: FCC Ruling May Reduce Cable Franchise Fees to MunicipalitiesFebruary 2002
Topics: Transfers Of Control/Ownership To Dominate 2002November 2001