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What's New in 5G - March 2021

March 2, 2021 | Blog | By Russell Fox, T. Scott Thompson, Angela Kung, Daniel P. Reing, Christen B'anca Glenn

The next-generation of wireless technologies – known as 5G – is here.  Not only is it expected to offer network speeds that are up to 100 times faster than 4G LTE and reduce latency to nearly zero, it will allow networks to handle 100 times the number of connected devices, revolutionizing business and consumer connectivity and enabling the “Internet of Things.”  Leading policymakers – federal regulators and legislators – are making it a top priority to ensure that the wireless industry has the tools it needs to maintain U.S. leadership in commercial 5G deployments.  This blog provides monthly updates on FCC actions and Congressional efforts to win the race to 5G.
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TCPA Regulatory Update — Industry Shows Support for FCC Hospital Robocall Blocking Recommendations

February 18, 2021 | Article | By Russell Fox, Elana R. Safner, Jonathan P. Garvin

TCPA Regulatory Update — Industry Shows Support for FCC Hospital Robocall Blocking Recommendations
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TCPA Regulatory Update — Compliance Dates Established for Reassigned Numbers Database Reporting Requirements

February 18, 2021 | Article | By Russell Fox, Elana R. Safner, Jonathan P. Garvin

TCPA Regulatory Update — Compliance Dates Established for Reassigned Numbers Database Reporting Requirements
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Monthly TCPA Digest — February 2021

February 17, 2021 | Article | By Russell Fox, Joshua Briones, Elana R. Safner, Jonathan P. Garvin, Matthew Novian

The February TCPA Digest discusses industry input on facilitating adoption of best practices for combatting illegal robocalls in hospitals, a compliance date for voice service providers regarding the Reassigned Numbers Database, and efforts by attorneys general to reverse a ruling that TCPA violations occurring between 2015 and July 2020 are unenforceable because the TCPA law was then unconstitutional.
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TCPA Litigation Update — The TCPA’s Constitutionality After Barr v. AAPC

February 17, 2021 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Matthew Novian

Whether the Sixth Circuit will agree with the attorneys general is unknown and largely dependent on the panel. Nevertheless, that decision will have no bearing on the cases currently being decided in the Eleventh Circuit. We will closely monitor any developments from the Sixth Circuit and other district courts as this line of cases continues to make headway across the nation.
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What's New in 5G - February 2021

February 2, 2021 | Blog | By Russell Fox, T. Scott Thompson, Angela Kung, Daniel P. Reing, Christen B'anca Glenn

The next-generation of wireless technologies – known as 5G – is here.  Not only is it expected to offer network speeds that are up to 100 times faster than 4G LTE and reduce latency to nearly zero, it will allow networks to handle 100 times the number of connected devices, revolutionizing business and consumer connectivity and enabling the “Internet of Things.”  Leading policymakers – federal regulators and legislators – are making it a top priority to ensure that the wireless industry has the tools it needs to maintain U.S. leadership in commercial 5G deployments.  This blog provides monthly updates on FCC actions and Congressional efforts to win the race to 5G.
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Ending 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) raced to implement several of the Congressionally imposed TRACED Act (“Act”) deadlines to combat illegal robocalls.
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TCPA Litigation Update — The Newest TCPA Circuit Split – And It Started With Creasy

January 25, 2021 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Nicole Ozeran

It would be a colossal understatement to say “a lot” has happened since we last reported on Creasy. Indeed, in the matter of a few months, the courts have given birth to the newest circuit split.
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Monthly TCPA Digest — January 2021

January 25, 2021 | Article | By Russell Fox, Joshua Briones, Elana R. Safner, Jonathan P. Garvin, Nicole Ozeran

Our January TCPA Digest covers the FCC’s implementation of several steps to combat illegal robocalls and comply with TRACED Act deadlines as well as a circuit split that has developed since Creasy, in which the court ruled it lacked authority to enforce the TCPA.
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Action Items on Technology and Communication Policies in front of the Senate Commerce Committee

January 14, 2021 | Blog | By Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Christopher Harvie

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What's New in 5G - January 2021

January 6, 2021 | Blog | By Russell Fox, T. Scott Thompson, Angela Kung, Daniel P. Reing, Christen B'anca Glenn

The next-generation of wireless technologies – known as 5G – is here.  Not only is it expected to offer network speeds that are up to 100 times faster than 4G LTE and reduce latency to nearly zero, it will allow networks to handle 100 times the number of connected devices, revolutionizing business and consumer connectivity and enabling the “Internet of Things.”  Leading policymakers – federal regulators and legislators – are making it a top priority to ensure that the wireless industry has the tools it needs to maintain U.S. leadership in commercial 5G deployments.  This blog provides monthly updates on FCC actions and Congressional efforts to win the race to 5G.
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Protecting Lawful Streaming Act Signed Into Law

January 5, 2021 | Blog | By Seth Davidson

One of the provisions included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act that President Trump signed into law on December 27, 2020 addresses the so-called “felony streaming” loophole in the Copyright Act and criminal code. 
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TCPA Litigation Update — Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on TCPA Autodialer Provision

December 16, 2020 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Matthew Novian

Read about the oral argument at the Supreme Court in Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid, et al., a case about the TCPA's definition of an automatic telephone dialing system.
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Read about the FCC’s Order requiring many federal and state government contractors to obtain prior consent to make calls to consumers and its proposal to establish a web portal to collect info about robocalls.
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Monthly TCPA Digest — December 2020

December 16, 2020 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Matthew Novian, Elana R. Safner

Mintz’s December TCPA Digest covers the oral argument in the Supreme Court’s Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid case about the TCPA’s definition of an ATDS and TCPA-related activity at the FCC, including its Order requiring many federal and state government contractors to obtain prior consent to make calls to consumers.
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What's New in 5G - December 2020

December 3, 2020 | Blog | By Russell Fox, T. Scott Thompson, Angela Kung, Daniel P. Reing, Christen B'anca Glenn

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Senate Passes IoT Cybersecurity Bill by Unanimous Consent

November 18, 2020 | Blog | By Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Christopher Harvie

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Monthly TCPA Digest — November 2020

November 13, 2020 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Matthew Novian, Elana R. Safner

This issue covers Johnson v. NPAS Sols., LLC, a class action in which the 11th Circuit invalidated the use of incentive awards for named plaintiffs, a decision that could discourage the filing of TCPA class actions nationwide. The newsletter also provides early implementers with tips on filing for voluntary STIR/SHAKEN implementation exemptions.
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TCPA Litigation Update — Eleventh Circuit Rejects Incentive Awards, District of New Jersey Court Refuses to Adopt Reasoning
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TCPA Regulatory Update — FCC Releases Public Notice on Filing for Voluntary STIR/SHAKEN Implementation Exemptions for Early Implementers & Reviews Comments on Section 8 of the TRACED Act
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