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FCC Delays Auction of Priority Access Licenses at 3.5 GHz

Due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has pushed out the deadlines associated with its upcoming auction of Priority Access Licenses (“PALs”) in the 3550-3700 MHz (“3.5 GHz”) band, part of what the FCC calls the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”). As detailed […]

FCC Adopts New Rules on RF Safety

The FCC recently voted to change its rules on how to best protect the general public and trained workers from the health risks associated with radiofrequency (RF) emissions. The FCC decided not to change its long-standing RF exposure limits, finding that there was an insufficient scientific record to change the […]

California Consumer Privacy Act is a Game Changer for Large IT, Telecom, and Outsourcing Customers

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA” or “Act”) took effect.  It is a game changer for enterprise users of telecom, IT, and outsourcing services.  Although its protections are limited to California “consumers” (a statutory term that includes both a business’s customers and employees), most large […]

Voice is (NOT) Dead

For the last decade, the industry and press have declared the death of voice, or at least the traditional PSTN network.  Like the premature report of Mark Twain’s death, the reports are exaggerated, but not without merit.  Voice is dying, but it is not dead; in the telecom industry, change […]

Information Security Demands More than Privacy Laws Compliance

The California Consumer Privacy Act has made headlines in recent weeks (including in several LB3 podcasts “A Summary CCPA Procurement and Compliance Guide for Your IT and Telecoms Agreements” and “How the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Affects Your Service Provider Agreements“); this week because the California Attorney General […]