April 23, 2020
Partner John Heitmann and associate Brad Currier were mentioned in the Law360 article "FCC Order Means Lifeline Carriers Go Unpaid, DC Circ. Told". The article discusses the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) recent non-reimbursement order, that blocked internet service providers from seeking reimbursement for subsidized services they’re required to provide.
The National Lifeline Association asked the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday to toss the agency order, which upended a previous policy that made it much easier for carriers to be reimbursed for internet and phone services provided to customers whose status is in limbo.
By issuing the non-reimbursement order, the group says, the agency “turned its back on past guidance and practice under the Snapshot Rule” and is “wrong on both the law and the facts.”
John and Brad represent The National Lifeline Association.
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