The CommLaw Group to Present Webinar on the FCC’s Implementation of the National Broadband Plan


CommLaw Group attorneys, Jonathan S. Marashlian and Michael P. Donahue, will be presenting a webinar on the FCC’s implementation of the National Broadband Plan on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 2:00 PM EST until 3:30PM EST. In particular, we will discuss the proposed classification of the telecommunications component of broadband internet access as a “telecommunications service” subject to Title II regulations. We will also preview the FCC’s implementation agenda, which calls for over 60 rulemaking and other regulatory proceedings over the next year.

To access the webinar, participants must purchase access through Thompson Interactive. Follow this link for details:

This will be the first in a series of three webinars during the next several months. Through webinars, Client Advisories and consultation our firm is committed to educating our clients and helping them understand and even participate in the plethora of Federal Communications Commission regulatory proceedings related to the National Broadband Plan and associated reforms. We at the CommLaw Group anticipate seismic changes to the current regulatory landscape over the next 12 to 24 months as the FCC seeks to facilitate the transition to an “All IP” network environment by 2020.

Recently the FCC announced its “Broadband Action Agenda” for implementing recommendations in its long-awaited National Broadband Plan. Overall, the FCC is planning over 60 rulemakings, Notices of Inquiry and other proceedings in 2010 and beyond. Implicit in the FCC‘s agenda is the likely reclassification of broadband services as telecommunications. Other changes in policies and regulatory approaches include the Universal Service Fund (USF) transition, intercarrier compensation overhaul, and creation of opportunities for broadband access and adoption.

In this 90-minute webinar, telecom experts Jonathan Marashlian and Michael Donahue will detail how the FCC‘s aggressive agenda will alter the regulatory landscape for communications and Internet service providers for generations to come.

Program Highlights:

  • What effect will the FCC Broadband Action Agenda have?
  • What problems do the proposed regulations purport to solve?
  • What is the timeline for implementation — and what has to be done immediately, one year from now, and two to six years from now?
  • What approach is the FCC taking to the USF? What may be done to it?
  • What is the impact of the recent Comcast v. FCCcourt ruling?
  • What are the specific obstacles for implementation of the broadband plan, and what are the possible opportunities for municipalities and competitive service providers?

Attendees Who Will Benefit From This Webinar Include:

  • Competitive and incumbent communications service providers
  • Internet network operators and application service providers
  • CEOs, COOs, CFOs, general counsels
  • State and local government agencies
  • Telecommunications groups and associations

If you have any further questions or concerns about the information contained in the attached Advisory, please contact Jonathan Marashlian at: or 703-714-1313.

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