Midterm Elections Could Change Regulatory Landscape

Washington is a tense place to be right now, said one panelist during COMPTEL’s legislative update session on Monday. With the midterm elections just a few weeks away, everyone in telecom is on tenterhooks, waiting to see who will lead House and Senate committees that guide communications law. If the Democrats win in November, the […]

Soap Box

AS CHIEF COUNSEL AND LEGISLATIVE director for Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, in the mid-90s, I and my colleagues on the Hill worked tirelessly negotiating and drafting key provisions of the 1996 Telecommunications Act that would spur competition and innovation. Congress laid the groundwork for the FCC to implement pro-competitive and pro-consumer policies. Pioneering upstarts were […]

Regulatory News – Telecom Law 2001

Posted: 01/2001 Telecom Law 2001 Policymakers Stand on the Threshold of New Rules Rising By Kim Sunderland From a telecommunications policy standpoint, 2001 is expected to be tougher than last year for competitive carriers. Regulators, lawmakers, politicians, judges and pundits will be watching issues that stand to change local competition. Regardless of the policies that emerge, […]

Congress Takes on Slamming, Cramming, Spamming

Posted: 08/1998 Congress Takes on Slamming, Cramming, Spamming By Danny E. Adams Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP On June 23, the U.S. House of Representatives held hearings on a bill introduced in May by Republican Congressman Billy Tauzin of Louisiana (H.R. 3888) that was designed primarily to improve the protections afforded consumers against "slamming" […]

Court Of Appeals Rejects Bell "Bill of Attainder" Claim, FindsAct Constitutional

Posted: 07/1998 Court Of Appeals Rejects Bell "Bill of Attainder" Claim, Finds Act Constitutional By Danny E. Adams, Partner Kelly Drye & Warren LLP On May 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a petition for review filed by BellSouth Corp. challenging the constitutionality of Section 274 of the […]

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