May 26, 2021

Sixth Circuit Delivers Mixed Results in Appeal of FCC’s Franchise Fee Order

On May 26, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion granting in part and denying in part the consolidated petitions for review of the Federal Communications Commission’s Franchise Fee Order. City of Eugene, Or. v. FCC, No. 19-4161 (6th Cir. May 26, 2021). The Franchise Fee Order ruled that most nonmonetary, cable-related obligations...
January 27, 2021

Client Alert: The Biden-Harris Administration: What Energy and Telecommunications Policies Will It Likely Pursue?

The inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris—coupled with the installation of a Democratic-majority Senate and House—means new directions for U.S. energy and telecommunication policy, and changes that are likely to impact our clients.  As the Biden-Harris Administration begins, we pause to offer a few thoughts on what we may expect over the next four years. ...
January 18, 2019

Spiegel Attorneys Defend Constitutionality of PEG Access Channels Before Supreme Court

Spiegel attorneys Jim Horwood, Tim Lay, Peter Hopkins, Jeff Bayne, and Amanda Drennen filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court defending the constitutionality of the thousands of public, educational, and government (“PEG”) access cable channels that serve communities across the United States.  The brief, submitted on behalf of the Alliance for Community Media, the Alliance for Communications...
November 28, 2018

Spiegel Attorneys Honored by NHMC

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) has selected Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP to receive its 2018 Impact Award for Outstanding Advocates.  The award “recognize[s] policymakers that are working to bridge the digital divide and enact policies that protect the interests of Latinos and other people of color.”  According to NHMC, Spiegel’s “pro bono representation in the Net Neutrality litigation...
August 20, 2018

Spiegel & McDiarmid Attorneys Represent the National Hispanic Media Coalition in Challenging the FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal

On August 20, 2018, a group of public interest organizations, internet companies, and competitive carriers dedicated to protecting an open internet filed their initial brief in the court challenge to the FCC’s repeal of its prior open internet rules.  The brief is available at the link below.  Spiegel & McDiarmid attorneys Jim Horwood, Tim Lay, Jeff Bayne, and Kat...