Recently, FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced the largest fine ever assessed in the FCC’s history — a $225M fine against two Texas-based robocallers.  The fine was part of a broader kick off of a new anti-robocall agenda announced on March 17, 2021.  The fine was assessed to John C. Spiller and Jakob A. Mears, who used business names including Rising Eagle and JSquared Telecom, and were found to have transmitted approximately…

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Television and Radio Broadcaster Eligibility for the Paycheck Protection Program As initially structured, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) excluded many local television and radio stations from loan eligibility due to their respective parent and sibling companies exceeding the aggregate 500-employee eligibility cap. Changes included in the new stimulus legislation treat broadcast stations much the same…

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Provided by Riley Pope & Laney, LLC – April 16, 2021 Attached for your review is the April 16th edition of Under the Dome, along with new bill introductions of interest which will be tracked this session.  Please let us know of any specific bills you would like to receive updates on as they move…

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Contact tracing is a public health technique used to identify individuals who have had close contact with someone known to have the virus. Because of the urgent need to notify those that may have been exposed and prevent larger outbreaks, tracers will often use a variety of methods to contact the individual, including calls and…

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