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Friday — January 27, 2017 — Issue No. 742

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Donald Trump names Republican Ajit Pai to head FCC

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In this Aug. 9, 2013, file photo, FCC commissioner Ajit Pai presents his dissent during a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hearing at the FCC in Washington. President Donald Trump has picked Pai, a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules, to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections. In a statement Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, Pai said he was grateful to the president for his new role as the next chairman of the FCC.

By Dave Boyer—The Washington Times—Tuesday, January 24, 2017

President Trump is naming Republican Ajit Pai, a foe of the Obama administration’s “net neutrality” rules, to become chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Mr. Pai, a Republican commissioner for the agency since 2012, confirmed the move in a statement Monday.

“I am deeply grateful to the president of the United States for designating me the 34th Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission,” Mr. Pai said. “I look forward to working with the new administration, my colleagues at the commission, members of Congress, and the American public to bring the benefits of the digital age to all Americans.”

He will replace Democratic Chairman Tom Wheeler, and Republicans will have a majority on the commission under Mr. Trump.

Mr. Pai has opposed Mr. Wheeler’s net neutrality rules, saying the policy would lead to “utility-style regulation,” new taxes and less consumer choice. He is likely to review the policy.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon Republican, and Communications and Technology subcommittee Chairwoman Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee Republican, said Mr. Pai “has served with great distinction as a Commissioner over the past four and a half years, and has demonstrated that he is highly qualified to lead the commission.”

Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, called the selection “a welcome sign of change that shows a long-overdue turnaround at the FCC is now ensured in our new administration.”

“I look forward to working with him on solutions that will encourage investment, promote consumer choice, foster innovation and bring fresh thinking that will encourage creative disruption across the FCC’s broad jurisdiction,” Mr. Issa said.

Ajit Varadaraj Pai

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Early life and education
The son of immigrants from India, Pai was born on January 10, 1973 in Buffalo, New York. He grew up in rural Parsons, Kansas. Both of his parents were doctors at the county hospital.

Pai attended Harvard University where he participated in the Harvard Speech & Parliamentary Debate Society. He earned a B.A. with honors in Social Studies from Harvard in 1994 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1997, where he was an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and won the Thomas J. Mulroy Prize.

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New BlackBerry smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU coming soon?

Posted: 26 Jan 2017, 20:50, by Cosmin V.

We're definitely going to see the Mercury next month at Mobile World Congress (MWC) since BlackBerry said so. However, that might not be the only BlackBerry-branded smartphone that will be announced in the coming weeks.

News about another BlackBerry smartphone that could be build by PT BB Merah Putih surfaced last week. The device goes by code named BBC100-1 and is likely to be aimed at emerging markets like Indonesia, India and the Philippines.

PT BB Merah Putih is a joint venture that has signed a licensing agreement with BlackBerry, which will allow it to source, distribute and promote BlackBerry-branded smartphones running Android operating system.

The said smartphone is suppose to pack a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. A 5.5-inch display that supports HD (720p) resolution will be included too.

On the back, the BBC100-1 will feature a decent 13-megapixel camera, while in the front there should be an 8-megapixel selfie camera. We've also learned the smartphone will be powered by a 3,000 mAh battery and will offer dual-SIM support.

Since it will not be built and launched by TCL, we doubt we're going to see this mid-range BlackBerry-branded smartphone at MWC, but we don't rule out the possibility.






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A Problem

The Motorola Nucleus II Paging Base Station is a great paging transmitter. The Nucleus I, however, had some problems.

One of the best features of this product was its modular construction. Most of the Nucleus' component parts were in plug-in modules that were field replaceable making maintenance much easier.

One issue was (and still is) that two of the modules had to always be kept together. They are called the “matched pair.”

Motorola used some tricks to keep people in the field from trying to match unmatched pairs, and force them to send SCM and Exciter modules back to the factory for calibrating them with precision laboratory equipment.

The serial numbers have to match in the Nucleus programing software or you can't transmit. Specifically the 4-level alignment ID parameter contained in the SCM has to match the Exciter ID parameter.

Even if someone could modify the programing software to “fudge” these parameters, that would not let them use unmatched modules effectively without recalibrating them to exact factory specifications.

So now that there is no longer a Motorola factory laboratory to send them to, what do we do?

I hope someone can help us resolve this serious problem for users of the Nucleus paging transmitter.

Please let me know if you can help. [click here]

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Google Chrome Makes Reloads Faster

January 27, 2017

Don’t you find it annoying when Chrome takes an additional second or two to reload a web page you had visited only recently? Google does, too — and it is making things smoother.

Google says refreshes on Chrome browser are now about 28 percent faster, adding that improvements should be visible on both mobile and desktop versions of its marquee browser.

Explaining how it managed to cut short the time it takes to reload a page, Google said it is changing the way its browser handles what is known as "validation."

Every time a user visits or revisits a page, Chrome requests hundreds of network requests for it. In the latest version of Chrome, likely v56, the browser only validates the main resource (things that it believes may have been changed and need to be validated).

"The existing reload behavior usually solves broken pages, but stale content is inefficiently addressed by a regular reload, especially on mobile," Google’s Takashi Toyoshima wrote in a blog post.

"This feature was originally designed in times when broken pages were quite common, so it was reasonable to address both use cases at once," he wrote, adding that it was no longer necessary for browsers to validate each and every element.

For people like you and yours truly, it means not only will the pages reload faster, it will also result in lower data consumption and energy.

Google has been hard at work with making Chrome faster and more secure in the recent weeks. The company announced this week that Chrome 56 will flag HTTP pages that collect credentials of banks and accounts as "not secure" in the address bar itself.


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Claim made for hydrogen 'wonder material'

By Jonathan Amos
BBC Science Correspondent
January 27, 2017


Smaller than the cross-section of a hair on your head: The tiny sample went from transparent, to black, to highly reflective as the pressure was increased. Becoming shiny and reflective is a sign the material has become a solid metal, the Harvard team claims

Scientists in the US say they have at last managed to turn hydrogen into a state where it behaves like a metal.

If that is true — and it is a controversial claim — it fulfills a more than 80-year quest to produce what many have said would be a wonder material.

Theory suggests metallic hydrogen could be used to make zero-resistance electrical wiring and super-powerful rocket fuel, among many applications.

Ranga Dias and Isaac Silvera are the Harvard researchers behind the work.

They report their experiments in this week’s Science Magazine.

“It's the first time solid metallic hydrogen has ever existed on Earth,” Prof Silvera told the BBC.
The pair say the quantity of metallic hydrogen created so far is tiny — an amount less than the cross section of a human hair. But in time, they believe, ways could be found to boost its production.


Ranga Dias stands in front of the experimental set-up

Their laboratory approach - as is common in this field of study - was to squeeze a cell containing a small sample of molecular hydrogen between two synthetic diamonds.

In the Science paper, Dias and Silvera say this diamond anvil cell (DAC) achieved pressures up to 495 gigapascals.

That is the equivalent of sitting under almost five million Earth atmospheres. The DAC was also chilled down to close to minus 270 Celsius.

The skepticism here is probably a good thing, in that it will drive many groups towards attempting to reproduce this experiment

Marcus Knudson, Sandia National Laboratories

The intention was to pack the atoms of hydrogen so close together that they formed a crystal lattice and started to share their electrons — behaviour that is exactly that of a metal.

Dias and Silvera report that this state became obvious to them when the material in the diamond anvil cell developed the kind of lustrous surface so ubiquitous of metals.

“As we turned the pressure up, it went to a transparent molecular solid. And then as the pressure kept going up, it went black, and we think it goes black because it becomes like a semi-conductor and it can absorb light,” Prof Silvera recalled on the BBC’s Science In Action programme.

“And then we turned the pressure up higher and it started shining. It was very exciting. It's got extremely high reflectance. The reflectance we measured is about 90%. It's about the reflectivity of an aluminium mirror.”


Artwork: In a metal, the atoms pack closely together in a lattice arrangement, which enables them to share their electrons. This is why metals make such good electrical conductors

It has to be said, however, that news of the Harvard experiment has already attracted a good degree of skepticism.

Other scientists working in the same and related fields have told the BBC that the team's paper is short on the kind of data needed to make a proper assessment of its achievements.

“Complete garbage," is how Eugene Gregoryanz from Edinburgh University described the research. "Like everybody else who works with hydrogen at high pressures, I am appalled by what is being published in Science.”

That there is so much skepticism is natural. If what is being claimed pans out, it would represent one of the major physics breakthroughs of recent decades.

Metallic hydrogen was first predicted more than 80 years ago, and there has been a race to create it ever since. That is because of the stunning properties that are promised.

It has been suggested for example that metallic hydrogen might be metastable; that is — once made under extreme conditions it would maintain its state even when brought back up to ambient pressures and temperatures.

And if, as some think, it is also a zero-resistance superconductor, that could lead to a revolution in the transmission and storage of electricity. For example, cables made from metallic hydrogen could feed energy across a country without the sort of electrical losses experienced in standard power grids.

The US space agency is also fascinated by the material. Already super-cold liquid hydrogen makes for a very powerful rocket propellant, but the dense metallic form of hydrogen promises to deliver really colossal levels of thrust that would enable huge payloads to be lifted off Earth.

But all this is in the realms of speculation for now. First, it must be shown that the Harvard work can be reproduced. If that's possible — and some are saying that is a very big “if” — then more sizable quantities of metallic hydrogen need to be created.


Metallic hydrogen would give a rocket prodigious capability

“I understand that others in the DAC community have been rather skeptical (arguing that the apparent reflectivity might be coming from contaminants in the sample, the aluminium oxide coating on the diamonds, etc.). However, if they really have achieved nearly 500 gigapascals in the DAC it is not unreasonable to have observed a transition to metallic hydrogen,” commented Marcus Knudson from Sandia National Laboratories.

“The skepticism here is probably a good thing, in that it will drive many groups towards attempting to reproduce this experiment. This publication will certainly incite the field. Again, if it holds up, this is an exciting result. I think in this case time will tell,” he told BBC News.

And Jeffrey McMahon from Washington State University concurred: "With respect to the tiny sample amount: Such experiments are performed in small diamond anvil cells. One challenge would be to make a larger quantity (at once); another, perhaps bigger challenge is to recover even the small sample (i.e., remove it from the extreme pressures that it is under in the diamond anvil cell).

“Whether the latter is possible is an important open question.”


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iOS 10.3 beta to let users share iCloud data
to advance Apple AI

January 27, 2017
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Released to developers a few days ago, iOS 10.3 is the third major update to the iOS 10 operating system. And looks like it packs a wallop. In a bid to personalize it’s offerings and incorporate machine learning into it’s apps and services, Apple has decided to process all iCloud data that is shared by the user with the company.

That’s right, the update includes an option for iOS users to share their iCloud data with the Cupertino-based company. Users can sync their calendar, email, notes, reminders, photos and contacts, to Safari bookmarks, providing Apple with a significantly wide array of data types to process and make it’s services (particularly the voice assistant Siri) more able.

However, as has been stated in a guideline under the tab ‘iCloud analytics and privacy,’ the company will process the data into machine learning capabilities only after following privacy prevention techniques, clearly not willing to compromise completely on it’s much acclaimed ‘privacy first’ approach when it comes to users’ data.

Users can withdraw their consent to share their iCloud data at any time.

The company has been making inroads into data mining based AI capabilities for some time now by form of a a technique called differential pricing in June last year at the WWDC.

Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi had explained.

The first Apple services to come up from the AI tools were iMessage, Spotlight and Notes. iMessage now predicts emojis and words and even notes slangs as per the trends. The Spotlight search, with it’s ability to rank search results did raise privacy concerns regarding search terms would require a lot of extra information, including location data to be transmitted back to Apple.

However, when it comes to data mining, Apple is only playing catch with fierce rivals Google and Facebook, which are known to collect user’s data for leveraging purposes to create a much more personalized and unified Google and Facebook ecosystem respectively. Facebook has built its $173 billion market valuation around profiling its users and showing them targeted adverts, making it crystal clear how important data mining is to social media companies.

It has refused to allow users to subscribe with money rather than personal data. But Apple has always been shy of implementing such policies. However, it seems to be about to bow to the pressure now.

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Almost every technology went from analog to digital except fire paging. So it’s time to think about digital paging! The Disaster-Proven Paging Solution (DiCal) from Swissphone offers improved coverage, higher reliability and flexibility beyond anything that traditional analog or digital paging systems can provide. 

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DiCal is the digital paging system developed and manufactured by Swissphone. It is designed to meet the specific needs of public safety organizations. Fire and EMS rely on these types of networks to improve incident response time. DiCal systems are designed and engineered to provide maximum indoor paging coverage across an entire county. In a disaster situation, when one or several connections in a simulcast solution are disrupted or interrupted, the radio network automatically switches to fall back operating mode. Full functionality is preserved at all times. This new system is the next level of what we know as “Simulcast Paging” here in the U.S.

Swissphone offers high-quality pagers, very robust and waterproof. Swissphone offers the best sensitivity in the industry, and battery autonomy of up to three months. First responder may choose between a smart s.QUAD pager, which is able to connect with a smartphone and the Hurricane DUO pager, the only digital pager who offers text-to-voice functionality.

Bluetooth technology makes it possible to connect the s.QUAD with a compatible smartphone, and ultimately with various s.ONE software solutions from Swissphone. Thanks to Bluetooth pairing, the s.QUAD combines the reliability of an independent paging system with the benefits of commercial cellular network. Dispatched team members can respond back to the call, directly from the pager. The alert message is sent to the pager via paging and cellular at the same time. This hybrid solution makes the alert faster and more secure. Paging ensures alerting even if the commercial network fails or is overloaded.

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Friday, January 27, 2017 Volume 5 | Issue 19

New Administration Plans on Spending $1.5 Trillion on Broadband Infrastructure

The Trump Administration is talking about spending up to about $1.5 trillion in broadband infrastructure, says USTelecom President/CEO Jonathan Spalter. Quoting incoming FCC Chairman Ajit Pai about the need to address the digital divide, Spalter challenged panelists at a broadband panel conducted by the association Thursday at the National Press Club, saying: “Translating the IoT into the infrastructure of things will take strong policy at all levels of government.”

Former FCC Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy, who’s now EVP of Frontier Communications, said “at a minimum” telcos should start “working within the Universal Service framework because time matters.” Municipalities believe they’ll get broadband right away because of government funding but it doesn’t happen quickly, she said.

“It takes a couple of years…if you start looking at things like tax credits, then Congress gets involved.” Working with an existing program to fund development saves time. On the flip side however she cautioned when working with a big government program, “there will be waste. You’re constantly avoiding the pressures of waste, fraud and abuse.”

Abernathy’s company has done public-private partnerships, which is faster than waiting for a major bill to get through Congress.

However everyone struggles with the economics involved in getting fiber or broadband to the last mile, especially in rural areas. In places where there is no competition “the economics are rotten. You cannot build and deploy at speeds people want for what the customer is willing to pay,” she said, adding “Your only source of revenue is the customer,” who is likely to be economically challenged in rural areas.

Smart City President/CEO Marty Rubin said that dynamic is why his company is now in more urban areas, because the deployment economics “just weren’t there in rural areas.”

“You’d have a rude awakening in terms of take rates for rural areas. They just wouldn’t pay” the same rates as customers in urban areas, he said. Smart cities also struggled with getting approvals for things like pole attachments with rural municipalities. It’s harder to get things done in rural markets versus urban ones, Rubin said.

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BloostonLaw Newsletter

Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update, and/or the BloostonLaw Private Users Update — newsletters from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP — are reproduced in this section with the firm’s permission.

BloostonLaw Telecom Update Vol. 20, No. 4 January 25, 2017

Initial E911 Location Accuracy Live Call Data Reports
Due Feb. 3

Pursuant to the FCC’s E911 rules, CMRS service providers that are subject to Phase II E911 requirements (i.e., those that have received valid PSAP requests for Phase II service) have an obligation to file their Initial E911 Location Accuracy Live Call Data Report by Friday, February 3, 2017. Requirements differ for nationwide and non-nationwide carriers, and not all non-nationwide carriers are necessarily required to file. Please see the full article below for more detail.

With the filing deadline coming next weekend, we urge clients with questions about the report to contact the firm without delay.

BloostonLaw Contacts: John Prendergast or Cary Mitchell.


Meet Your New FCC, Led by Chairman Ajit Pai

On January 23, President Trump officially appointed Commissioner Ajit Pai, one of the two current Republican members of the FCC, to take over for former Chairman Tom Wheeler, who stepped down last week. Many expected that Chairman Pai would, at minimum, be appointed interim Chairman, and full appointment is not much of a surprise. Chairman Pai will take the helm of a three-member FCC until President Trump names another Republican and another Democrat to bring the number back up to five.

Chairman Pai is known for being anti-regulation, often dissenting in FCC orders and famously expressing a desire to "fire up the weed wacker" and remove numerous regulations currently in place. He may be most well-known for his opposition to and criticism of the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules, which regulate, among other things, network management practices and consumer disclosures for broadband internet access service (BIAS).

In his FCC bio, he states that his regulatory philosophy is informed “by a few simple principles:”

  • Consumers benefit most from competition, not preemptive regulation. Free markets have delivered more value to American consumers than highly regulated ones.
  • No regulatory system should indulge arbitrage; regulators should be skeptical of pleas to regulate rivals, dispense favors, or otherwise afford special treatment.
  • Particularly given how rapidly the communications sector is changing, the FCC should do everything it can to ensure that its rules reflect the realities of the current marketplace and basic principles of economics.
  • As a creature of Congress, the FCC must respect the law as set forth by the legislature.
  • The FCC is at its best when it proceeds on the basis of consensus; good communications policy knows no partisan affiliation.

The day after his appointment, Chairman Pai announced the appointment of several new FCC bureau and office chiefs:

  • Michelle Carey is Acting Chief of the Media Bureau, following Bill Lake’s departure at the end of the month. For the past six years, Ms. Carey has been Deputy Chief of the Media Bureau, and thus can hit the ground running.
  • Michael Carowitz is Acting Chief of the Enforcement Bureau. For two decades prior, Mr. Carowitz held positions within the communications law field, and is a former Deputy Chief of the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau (2013–2017).
  • Lisa Fowlkes is Acting Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Since December 2016, Ms. Fowlkes has been serving as Acting Deputy Chief of the Enforcement Bureau, and prior to that she served as Acting Director of the Office of Communications Business Opportunities.
  • Nese Guendelsberger is Acting Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Ms. Guendelsberger previously worked in the International Bureau, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and the Wireline Competition Bureau in various capacities.
  • Kris Monteith is Acting Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau. She previously served as Deputy Chief in the Wireline Competition Bureau, and also has served as the Acting Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau; Chief of the Enforcement Bureau; Deputy Chief and Chief Data Officer of the Media Bureau; Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s Policy Division; and Deputy Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau’s Pricing Policy Division.
    • Tom Sullivan is Acting Chief of the International Bureau. Previously, Mr. Sullivan was an Associate Bureau Chief and the Chief of Staff for the International Bureau, and has served in a variety of positions within the International Bureau and the Office of Managing Director.
    • Wayne A. Leighton is Acting Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis. Mr. Leighton has served as a senior economist in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, advising on the 700 MHz Band, 3.5 GHz Band, Spectrum Frontiers and many other proceedings.
    • Timothy Strachan is Acting Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs. Mr. Strachan has been in the Office of Legislative Affairs since joining the Commission in 2008.

The remaining bureau and office chiefs will continue their current roles.

BloostonLaw Contacts: Ben Dickens, John Prendergast, and Sal Taillefer.

Initial E911 Location Accuracy Live Call Data Reports
Due Feb. 3

Pursuant to the FCC’s E911 rules, CMRS service providers that are subject to Phase II E911 requirements (i.e., those that have received valid PSAP requests for Phase II service) have an obligation to file their Initial E911 Location Accuracy Live Call Data Report by Friday, February 3, 2017. With the filing deadline coming next weekend, we urge clients with questions about the report to contact the firm without delay.

The FCC last week issued a Public Notice with guidance on the new report, which will be filed quarterly for nationwide CMRS service providers and bi-annually (every 6 months, i.e., in February and August) for non-nationwide carriers. CMRS providers that are subject to the reporting requirement must file their Live Call Data Reports via email with the Commission, the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), and the National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA). A copy of the FCC’s Public Notice (DA 17-82) is available by following the link provided HERE. A reporting template in Excel format is available at the FCC’s web site. CMRS providers may request confidential treatment of their live 911 call data reports following standard FCC confidentiality procedures pursuant to Rule Section 0.459.

Non-nationwide CMRS providers must file reports every 6 months for specific areas they serve as described below. The Test Cities are Atlanta, Chicago, Denver/Front Range, Manhattan Borough, Philadelphia, and San Francisco and their surrounding geographic areas. These areas correspond to the six geographic regions specified by the February 7, 2014 Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) Document, “Considerations in Selecting Indoor Test Regions,” for testing of indoor location technologies, and further described in the June 2016 ATIS Standard 0500031 on Test Bed and Monitoring Regions Definition and Methodology.

Non-nationwide providers must report the aggregate live 911 call data collected in one or more of the Test Cities or the largest county in their footprint, depending on the area served by the provider, and as set forth more specifically in the FCC’s Public Notice. Verizon LTE in Rural America (LRA) participants that have received Phase II E911 requests should coordinate their reporting efforts with their Verizon LRA Project Manager. These entities will presumably be considered independent non-nationwide service providers subject to the 6-month reporting schedule, despite providing service in conjunction with Verizon.

CMRS service providers that are not currently providing E911 Phase II service and who have not received valid PSAP requests are not under an obligation to deliver Phase II location data along with the 911 call, and as such would be exempt from having to compile location accuracy data and filing Live Call Data Reports.

Clients with questions about the new Live Call Data Report should contact the firm.

BloostonLaw Contacts: Cary Mitchell and John Prendergast.

FCC Authorizes $454 Million in Revised A-CAM Support Offers

On January 25, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau authorized 182 rate-of-return companies that elected 217 revised offers of Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) support. These revised offers were originally made in the December 20, 2016 Revised Order Offer. A list of carriers accepting revised offers can be found here.

In the original A-CAM election proceeding, 216 rate-of-return companies submitted letters electing to accept 274 separate offers of A-CAM support in 43 states, and the FCC determined that model-based support and transition payments would exceed the overall 10-year budget by more than $160 million annually. As we reported in the previous edition of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update, the FCC later found that strong demand among rate-of-return carriers for model-based support warranted allocating an additional $50 million annually from existing cash in the high-cost account to the A-CAM budget for the 10-year term. The FCC then made the revised offers authorized today, which are conditioned upon a requirement that carriers electing the revised offers agree to meet the terms of the original offer if additional high-cost support becomes available in 2017 to fund the original offers.

According to the Public Notice, the amount of legacy support, exclusive of CAF-ICC support, received in 2015 by all of the carriers accepting the offer of A-CAM support (both those authorized on Dec. 20, 2016 and those authorized today) was $328,837,694. The total amount of A-CAM support and transition payments that these authorized carriers will receive over the course of the 10-year term is $5,283,553,352, averaging $528,355,335 on an annualized basis. Therefore, the net increase in annualized support compared to legacy 2015 amounts is $199,517,641.

BloostonLaw Contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.

Forward Auction Meets Final Stage Rule, Moves Forward Toward Conclusion

On January 19, Round 2 of the FCC’s Forward Auction ended with sufficient bidding to meet the “Final Stage Rule”, signaling that the auction is on its way to a conclusion. The auction is down to Seven 5-megahertz x 5-megahertz paired channel license blocks available for bidding in each of the 416 Partial Economic Areas (or PEAs). As of Tuesday, January 24, total auction proceeds are up to $18.46 billion, and the auction now appears to be in the “home stretch.” With the Final Stage Rule met, the auction has now raised enough to cover the broadcaster relocation costs and related auction expenses, so it should no longer be necessary to stop the auction to hold additional reverse auctions among the broadcasters. The forward auction bidding will continue for all categories of licenses until the first round in which there is no excess demand in any category in any PEA.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the milestone meant the auction had “delivered on its ambitious promise.”

“Reaching the Final Stage Rule means the benefits of the auction are indisputable,” said Wheeler in a statement. “We will repurpose 70 MHz of high-value, completely clear low-band spectrum for mobile broadband on a nationwide basis. On top of that, 14 MHz of new unlicensed spectrum – the test bed for wireless innovation – will be available for consumer devices and new services.”

BloostonLaw Contact: John Prendergast.

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House Passes Nine Communications Bills

The U.S. House of Representatives is off to a quick start this 115th Congress, passing nine Energy and Commerce Committee bills dealing with communications topics on January 23. The bills are:

  • H.R. 290, Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2017, sponsored by Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), which would “make the FCC more efficient, transparent, and accountable through reforming the commission’s processes and ensuring the FCC regulates in an innovative and dynamic way.”
  • H.R. 423, Anti-Spoofing Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), which would “protect consumers against fraudulent actors and deceptive text messages by updating the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009, which prohibits entities from transmitting misleading or inaccurate caller ID information.”
  • H.R 460, Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. David Young (R-IA), which would require “intermediate providers” to register with the Federal Communications Commission and comply with the service quality standards set by the agency in order to improve call quality from long distance or wireless calls in rural areas throughout the country.
  • H.R. 511, Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act, sponsored by committee member Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), which would provide an exemption from energy use restrictions for equipment that needs to be on at all times, such as security or fire alarms.
  • H.R. 518, EPS Improvement Act of 2017, sponsored by committee member Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), which would exempt certain lighting and ceiling fan technology from an onerous Department of Energy regulation.
  • H.R. 555, Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017, sponsored by committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), which would instruct the FCC to adopt rules that “protect the rights of amateur radio operators to use radio equipment in deed-restricted communities.”
  • H.R. 582, Kari’s Law Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), which would require that any multi-line telephone system connects directly to 911 when dialed, even in instances where the phone requires the user to dial “9” to get an outside line.
  • H.R. 588, Securing Access to Networks in Disaster Act, sponsored by full committee Ranking Member Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), which would create requirements for mobile service providers during emergencies to ensure that consumers have access to networks during disasters, and requires the FCC and GAO to examine the resiliency of networks during these events. In addition, it amends the Stafford Act to ensure all categories of communications service providers may access disaster sites to restore service.
  • • H.R. 599, Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2017, sponsored by committee member and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), which would consolidate eight separate reports at the FCC into a single, comprehensive overview of the communications marketplace, reducing reporting burdens and encouraging the agency to analyze competition in the marketplace.

Several of the bills passed today, such as Kari’s Law and the Securing Access to Networks in Disaster Act, were introduced but never passed in the 114th Congress.

BloostonLaw Contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and John Prendergast.

FCC Announces Agenda for January 31 Open Meeting

On January 24, the FCC announced that it will consider the following item at its next Open Meeting, currently scheduled for Tuesday, January 31:

  • a Report and Order that would eliminate the requirement that commercial broadcast stations retain copies of letters and emails from the public in their public inspection file and the requirement that cable operators retain the location of the cable system’s principal headend in their public inspection file.

As usual, the Open Meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. EST, and will be webcast live at at that time.

BloostonLaw Contacts: Gerry Duffy.


Trump Nominee Ross Pledges To Free Up Government Spectrum

On January 18, President Trump’s nominee for commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, testified before the Senate Commerce Committee. During his testimony, Ross said he will do his “best” to convince agencies to free up spectrum. “We need more spectrum in the private sector, and I will try my best to help convince those government agencies that have spectrum and don’t really need it to permit it to be commercialized,” he told the committee. Later, he expounded, saying there would need to be a balance between national security and freeing up airwaves. He also said government airwaves could “help extend broadband to more rural communities and other segments that are underserved.”

Ross also indicated that broadband is an essential part of the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan: “Broadband is to a very large degree a path to the future and therefore it’s a very important component of economic policy altogether including the infrastructure component.” And indeed, Senate Democrats recently included $20 billion to expand broadband access in their recent $1 trillion infrastructure plan.


FEBRUARY 1: FCC FORM 499-Q, TELECOMMUNICATIONS REPORTING WORKSHEET. All telecommunications common carriers that expect to contribute more than $10,000 to federal Universal Service Fund (USF) support mechanisms must file this quarterly form. The FCC has modified this form in light of its decision to establish interim measures for USF contribution assessments. The form contains revenue information from the prior quarter plus projections for the next quarter. Form 499-Q relates only to USF contributions. It does not relate to the cost recovery mechanisms for the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Fund, the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA), and the shared costs of local number portability (LNP), which are covered in the annual Form 499-A that is due April 1.

BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Sal Taillefer.

FEBRUARY 1: FCC FORM 502, NUMBER UTILIZATION AND FORECAST REPORT. Any wireless or wireline carrier (including paging companies) that have received number blocks—including 100, 1,000, or 10,000 number blocks—from the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA), a Pooling Administrator, or from another carrier, must file Form 502 by February 1. Carriers porting numbers for the purpose of transferring an established customer’s service to another service provider must also report, but the carrier receiving numbers through porting does not. Resold services should also be treated like ported numbers, meaning the carrier transferring the resold service to another carrier is required to report those numbers but the carrier receiving such numbers should not report them. Reporting carriers are required to include their FCC Registration Number (FRN). Reporting carriers file utilization and forecast reports semiannually on or before February 1 for the preceding six-month reporting period ending December 31, and on or before August 1 for the preceding six-month reporting period ending June 30.

BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Sal Taillefer.

MARCH 1: COPYRIGHT STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT FORM FOR CABLE COMPANIES. This form, plus royalty payment for the second half of calendar year 2016, is due March 1. The form covers the period July 1 to December 31, 2016, and is due to be mailed directly to cable TV operators by the Library of Congress’ Copyright Office. If you do not receive the form, please contact Gerry Duffy.

BloostonLaw Contacts: Gerry Duffy.

MARCH 1: FCC FORM 477, LOCAL COMPETITION & BROADBAND REPORTING FORM. This annual form is due March 1 and September 1 annually. The FCC requires facilities-based wired, terrestrial fixed wireless, and satellite broadband service providers to report on FCC Form 477 the number of broadband subscribers they have in each census tract they serve. The Census Bureau changed the boundaries of some census tracts as part of the 2010 Census.

Specifically, three types of entities must file this form:

  1. Facilities-based Providers of Broadband Connections to End User Locations: Entities that are facilities-based providers of broadband connections — which are wired “lines” or wireless “channels” that enable the end user to receive information from and/or send information to the Internet at information transfer rates exceeding 200 kbps in at least one direction – must complete and file the applicable portions of this form for each state in which the entity provides one or more such connections to end user locations. For the purposes of Form 477, an entity is a “facilities-based” provider of broadband connections to end user locations if it owns the portion of the physical facility that terminates at the end user location, if it obtains unbundled network elements (UNEs), special access lines, or other leased facilities that terminate at the end user location and provisions/equips them as broadband, or if it provisions/equips a broadband wireless channel to the end user location over licensed or unlicensed spectrum. Such entities include incumbent and competitive local exchange carriers (LECs), cable system operators, fixed wireless service providers (including “wireless ISPs”), terrestrial and satellite mobile wireless service providers, BRS providers, electric utilities, municipalities, and other entities. (Such entities do not include equipment suppliers unless the equipment supplier uses the equipment to provision a broadband connection that it offers to the public for sale. Such entities also do not include providers of fixed wireless services (e.g., “Wi-Fi” and other wireless ethernet, or wireless local area network, applications) that only enable local distribution and sharing of a premises broadband facility.)
  2. Providers of Wired or Fixed Wireless Local Telephone Services: Incumbent and competitive LECs must complete and file the applicable portions of the form for each state in which they provide local exchange service to one or more end user customers (which may include “dial-up” ISPs).
  3. Providers of Mobile Telephony Services: Facilities-based providers of mobile telephony services must complete and file the applicable portions of this form for each state in which they serve one or more mobile telephony subscribers. A mobile telephony service is a real-time, two-way switched voice service that is interconnected with the public switched network using an in-network switching facility that enables the provider to reuse frequencies and accomplish seamless handoff of subscriber calls. A mobile telephony service provider is considered “facilities-based” if it serves a subscriber using spectrum for which the entity holds a license that it manages, or for which it has obtained the right to use via lease or other arrangement with a Band Manager.

BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.

MARCH 31: INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT CAPACITY REPORT. No later than March 31, 2017, all U.S. international carriers that owned or leased bare capacity on a submarine cable between the United States and any foreign point on December 31, 2016 and any person or entity that held a submarine cable landing license on December 31, 2016 must file a Circuit Capacity Report to provide information about the submarine cable capacity it holds. Additionally, cable landing licensees must file information on the Circuit Capacity Report about the amount of available and planned capacity on the submarine cable for which they have a license. Any U.S. International Carrier that owned or leased bare capacity on a terrestrial or satellite facility as of December 31, 2016 must file a Circuit Capacity Report showing its active common carrier circuits for the provision of service to an end-user or resale carrier, including active circuits used by itself or its affiliates. Any satellite licensee that is not a U.S. International Carrier and that owns circuits between the United States and any foreign point as of December 31, 2016 of the reporting period must file a Circuit Capacity Report showing its active circuits sold or leased to any customer, including itself or its affiliates, other than a carrier authorized by the FCC to provide U.S. international common carrier services.

Calendar At-A-Glance

Jan. 31 – FCC Form 555 (Annual Lifeline ETC Certification Form) is due.

Feb. 1 – FCC Form 499-Q (Quarterly Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet) is due.
Feb. 1 – FCC Form 502 (Number Utilization and Forecast Report) is due.
Feb. 3 – Initial Indoor E911 Location Accuracy Report is due.
Feb. 13 – Comments are due on A-CAM Funding FNPRM.
Feb. 13 – Comments are due on Eighth Annual Report to Congress on State Collection and Distribution of 911 and Enhanced 911 Fees and Charges.
Feb. 27 – Reply comments are due on A-CAM Funding FNPRM.

Mar. 1 – Copyright Statement of Account Form for cable companies is due.
Mar. 1 – FCC Form 477 (Local Competition & Broadband Reporting) is due.
Mar. 15 – Reply comments are due on Eighth Annual Report to Congress on State Collection and Distribution of 911 and Enhanced 911 Fees and Charges
Mar. 31 – FCC Form 525 (Delayed Phasedown CETC Line Counts) is due.
Mar. 31 – FCC Form 508 (ICLS Projected Annual Common Line Requirement) is due.
Mar. 31 – International Circuit Capacity Report is due.

This newsletter is not intended to provide legal advice. Those interested in more information should contact the firm. For additional information, please contact Hal Mordkofsky at 202-828-5520 or

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I have read your newsletter since about 2003 I believe, I was wondering did I miss anybody’s article in response to this articles??

Would be interested to know if anyone challenged this — I quickly glanced and saw misinformation immediately — like COSTLY. . .

Thanks and happy Thursday!!!

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Wow Steve, I haven’t read that one. Really bad. Full of misinformation and strongly biased. Typical of a lot of the BS going around these days.

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Was just a thought.

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25 Empowering Worry Quotes


  1. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”
    Leo F. Buscaglia
  2. “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.”
    Swedish Proverb
  3. “If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.”
    E. Joseph Cossman
  4. ”People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”
    George Bernard Shaw
  5. “Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.”
    Dale Carnegie
  6. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
    Elbert Hubbard
  7. “If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.”
    George F. Burns
  8. “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.”
    Winston Churchill
  9. “Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”
    Arthur Somers Roche
  10. “If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”
    Dean Smith
  11. “When one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come.”
    Joseph Joubert
  12. “That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.”
    Chinese Proverb
  13. “Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues.”
    Cullen Hightower
  14. “Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere”
    Erma Bombeck
  15. “There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.”
    Harold Stephen
  16. “People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching a cold.”
    John Jay Chapman
  17. “Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.”
    Nelson DeMille
  18. “The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.”
    Robert Frost
  19. “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”
    Henry Ward Beecher
  20. “We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”
    John Newton
  21. “If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.”
    Dale Carnegie
  22. “I never worry about action, but only about inaction.”
    Winston Churchill
  23. “Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.”
    Robert Eliot
  24. “A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work.”
    John Lubbock
  25. “Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.”
    Mary Hemingway
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