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Russell H. Fox

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With over 35 years in the wireless telecommunications industry, Russell is among the most experienced wireless communications attorneys in the country. Unique among his peers, Russell assists clients on federal legislative, regulatory, and transactional matters. He analyzes legislation on behalf of clients, participates in proceedings before the FCC and other federal agencies, negotiates spectrum agreements, and represents wireless providers in spectrum auctions. He is also frequently consulted on matters involving US spectrum use and policy.

Whether they are in the middle of a transaction with difficult regulatory issues, working with Congress on legislative drafting, or securing critical operational authority, clients value Russell’s accessibility and ability to find creative solutions. He works with major telecommunications providers, trade associations, equipment manufacturers, public safety organizations, and entrepreneurs proposing new products or services.

Before joining the firm, Russell was a partner and head of the telecommunications department in the Washington office of a major Chicago-based law firm, where he represented users and providers of telecommunications services and equipment. Previously, he was the executive director and president of the American SMR Network Association, Inc., where he established offices of a national trade association representing a segment of the wireless telecommunications industry.

Education

  • Duke University (JD)
  • University of Rochester (BA)

Recognition & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers in America: Communications Law (2019 – 2020)
  • Recommended by the Legal 500 United States for Telecom & Broadcast: Regulatory (2017 - 2020)

Involvement

  • Member, Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Fellow, Radio Club of America

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FCC Releases Guidance on COVID-19 Telehealth Program Application Process

April 9, 2020 | Blog | By Russell Fox, Angela Kung

In preparation for accepting applications for funding under the its COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which will make available $200 million in appropriated funds to support telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the FCC has released a Public Notice with guidance on how eligible health care providers can ready themselves to participate. The FCC will release a separate Public Notice shortly announcing the date it will begin accepting applications for funding. Applications will be accepted through an online portal, the web address and opening date for which will also be posted on the FCC’s Keep Americans Connected page.
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Read about the FCC’s order to adopt two telehealth programs offering $300 million to support health care providers, the COVID-19 Telehealth Program and the Connected Care Pilot Program.
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What's New in 5G - April 2020

April 1, 2020 | Blog | By Russell Fox, Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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Read about the FCC’s plans to provide $200M for health care providers and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and up to $100M to study telehealth services.
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COVID-19 Texts from Health Care Providers Legal Under TCPA, FCC Confirms

March 23, 2020 | | By Russell Fox, Elana R. Safner

This alert reviews a March 20 FCC declaratory ruling clarifying that COVID-19–related texts qualify as emergency exceptions under TCPA.
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Monthly TCPA Digest — March 2020

March 19, 2020 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Esteban Morales, Elana R. Safner

This month’s TCPA digest reviews the FCC’s order mandating STIR/SHAKEN implementation by June 30, 2021 and provides insight on TCPA cases including Barr, which could invalidate the TCPA’s ATDS provisions.
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This month’s digest reviews the FCC’s order mandating STIR/SHAKEN implementation by June 30, 2021 and provides insight on TCPA cases including Barr, which could invalidate the TCPA’s ATDS provisions.
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What's New in 5G - March 2020

March 9, 2020 | Blog | By Russell Fox, Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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Monthly TCPA Digest – February 2020

February 20, 2020 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Nicole Ozeran, Elana R. Safner

This newsletter covers recent TCPA appellate decisions by the 7th and 11th Circuit Courts and provides an update on the industry’s progress on call blocking.
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Five Steps to 5G: Prepping for the Next Generation

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2016

Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2016

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