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FCC Proposes Increased Service Obligations on Wireless Licensees Seeking Renewal

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has released a draft Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on renewal requirements and permanent discontinuance rules for a variety of wireless services.[1]  The Draft Further Notice proposes new rules—such as additional renewal term construction obligations to enhance rural build-out—that, if adopted, would have far-reaching implications

FCC Eases the Restrictions on Certain Foreign Investments in U.S. Wireless Carriers

The structuring of minority indirect foreign investments in U.S. wireless telecommunications carriers may become slightly easier for some companies, thanks to a decision released by the FCC late last week.  The decision, in IB Docket No. 11-133, dealt with the rather esoteric question of whether a foreign investment, held indirectly through a U.S.-organized entity that