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FCC Announces Record Robocall Fine, Related Actions Detailed

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…

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FREE MONTHLY ENGINEERING WEBINARS

Join us on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:00 AM (Eastern Time) for a FREE engineering webinar. APRIL WEBINAR: Broadcast RF Thermal Imaging Webinar Our guest speaker for the April Engineering Webinar will be Paul Shulins, president of Shulins Solutions a radio and television consulting firm based in…

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Latest COVID-19 Relief and Government Funding Package Includes Key Communications Provisions

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…

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MEMORANDUM TO MEMBERS

On December 10, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) released a Report and Order that is intended to encourage further deployment of the ATSC 3.0 Next Generation Television Standard (ATSC 3.0), and particularly to facilitate the expansion of new andinnovative ancillary and supplementary “Broadcast Internet” services by…

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Upcoming FCC Broadcast and Telecom Deadlines for April-June, 2021

Upcoming FCC Broadcast and Telecom Deadlines for April – JuneBy FHH Law on Mar 31, 2021 08:00 pmBroadcast Deadlines: April 1, 2021 Radio License Renewal Applications Due – Applications for renewal of license for radio stations located in Texas must be filed in Licensing and Management System (LMS). These applications…

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