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Drones and FCC Equipment Authorizations

June 18, 2018 by Lindsay M. Miller, Partner
On June 5, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission released an Enforcement Advisory confirming that audio/ video transmitter accessories used with drones must also comply with the Commission’s Equipment Authorization rules before being marketed to U.S. customers. According to the Advisory, the FCC “has observed a growing number of websites that advertise and sell noncompliant radio accessories, specifically audio/video transmitters (AV transmitters), intended for use with drones. Noncompliant AV transmitters are illegal, and they have the potential to interfere with public safety, aviation, and other operations by Federal agencies.”


The Doctor Will Skype with You Now

June 7, 2017 by Lindsay M. Miller, Partner
As expressed on Ice Miller’s Internet of Things (IoT) site, the proliferation of the Internet of Things creates unprecedented new uses for internet-enabled devices and heightens the demand for high-speed connectivity among residential and commercial users. One example of such uses is telemedicine and associated applications to monitor patients, personnel, and medical devices.


Drivers, Start Your Internet!

May 25, 2017 by Lindsay M. Miller, Partner
In 2016, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") unanimously voted to open high-band spectrum for 5th generation ("5G") wireless expansion. This action will significantly impact connected devices and the Internet of Things ("IoT"), including connected/ autonomous vehicles. While we are still several years from true 5G deployment, this week it "accelerated into reality" according to a blog from Ericcson.


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