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Ronald Quirk

Ronald Quirk
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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.
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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”) devices in violation of the FCC’s equipment...
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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 (CBRS), has, understandably, caused quite a bit...
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FCC 3.5 GHz Rule Overhaul Could Devastate Smaller Carriers and Rural Areas That Need...

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”) proposing changes to the rules governing the...
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DoT Announces “Voluntary” Self-Driving Vehicle Safety Guidelines; Industry Comments Will Likely Shape Upcoming Mandatory...

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., vehicles that are equipped with “automated driving...
SELF-DRIVE Act, Self-driving car bill

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 September 6, 2017, the House unanimously passed...
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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 RF devices, including Internet of Things (IoT)...

Don’t Let the FCC Take Away 3.5 GHz Shared Spectrum!

As discussed in a previous post, T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) is petitioning the FCC to gut the core purpose of the current rules governing the 3550-3700 MHz spectrum band (“3.5 GHz”...
High-Level Overview of the FCC 's Equipment Regulation Changes - IoT Device Suppliers Beware

High-Level Overview of the FCC ‘s Equipment Regulation Changes – IoT Device Suppliers Beware

In its July 2017 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) voted to approve a Report and Order ("R&O") containing new rules that impact how RF equipment, manufacturers, vendors, importers, and...
T-Mobile's Proposal to FCC: Eliminate Unlicensed Use of 3.5 GHz Band

T-Mobile’s Proposal to FCC: Eliminate Unlicensed Use of 3.5 GHz Band

In a last-minute attempt to eviscerate the core purpose of the rules governing the 3550-3700 MHz spectrum band (“3.5 GHz band"), T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) recently filed a Petition for Rulemaking...

Surviving the IoT Cyber Attack Pandemic

"The Internet of Things is turning into a security nightmare." So wrote Thomas Ricker, a respected systems engineer and deputy editor of the The Verge, in describing the enormous distributed denial of...