Ronald Quirk

Ron is an IoT attorney with the law firm of Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, focusing his practice on serving the complex legal and regulatory requirements of various IoT industry players. Ron specializes in broadband infrastructure siting, spectrum allocation, RF equipment authorization & marketing, cybersecurity, advocacy before the FCC, FTC, and state PUCs, licensing, and regulatory best practices.

FCC Aggressively Cracking Down on RF Equipment Rule Violators

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) recently released an Order and Consent Decree, terminating an investigation into a manufacturer that marketed Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (“U-NII”)...

Strength in Numbers: Work Together to Save the Current CBRS Rules!

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recently released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to overhaul the current auction and licensing rules for the Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service...

FCC 3.5 GHz Rule Overhaul Could Devastate Smaller Carriers and Rural Areas That Need Broadband

As discussed in a previous article, in June 2017 T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) filed a petition for rulemaking with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”)...

DoT Announces “Voluntary” Self-Driving Vehicle Safety Guidelines; Industry Comments Will Likely Shape Upcoming Mandatory Regulations

Hot on the heels of the U.S. House of Representatives’ unanimous passage of the SELF-DRIVE Act, intended to speed development of self-driving vehicles (i.e.,...

House Passes Self-Driving Car Bill, IoT Component Manufacturers Expect Booming Business

In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that will speed the development of self-driving automobiles.  On...

E-Labeling IoT Devices: Cutting Corners Costs You, Triggers Market Exclusion

In furthering its efforts to modernize radiofrequency (RF) equipment regulations, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently codified rules that permit electronic labeling (e-labeling) of...