Washington, D.C. partner Laura Phillips was quoted in a Law360 article titled, “Telecommunications Policy Recap For The First Half Of 2017.” The piece provides an overview of the most influential developments in telecommunications policy during the first six months of President Trump’s administration.
Addressing the FCC’s April vote to relax rate regulation for business data services, Laura said that “…for those that were looking for an order on business data services, there was an order on business data services. It just wasn’t the one that was expected. There’s a lot that came out of this election that has real consequences.”
The theme in the first half of this year has been “whiplash” as decisions are undone, Laura said, and the UHF discount reversal is important for merger activity. “When you have regulatory caps, it obviously will affect a merger or acquisition analysis if you’re close to the cap or exceed a cap. So that’s all important stuff,” she said.