American Conference Institute National Forum on Team Telecom
March 17, 2021 • Webinar
Ends: 5:45 PM (EDT)
Crowell & Moring Partner Caroline Brown will be presenting at the American Conference Institute’s first-annual National Forum on Team Telecom on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
Former President Trump issued an Executive Order on April 4, 2020, formalizing and revising the national security reviews conducted by the interagency group “Team Telecom” and expanding authority of the new Committee on the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector. With this expanded authority, certain FCC license applications, including telecom, satellite, and subsea cable landing licenses, M&A activity, and other telecom-sector deals with foreign entities will face increased governmental scrutiny. This webinar will help participants better understand the implications of recent actions by the U.S. government and “Team Telecom” that are likely to significantly impact many telecom providers, equipment manufacturers and companies developing artificial intelligence and IoT projects.
Informed by her firsthand experience working on Team Telecom during her tenure at DOJ, Caroline’s presentation, “Team Telecom 2.0: Examining the New Team Telecom Environment in the Aftermath of Executive Order 13913 and A Deep Dive into the FCC’s Recent Implementation Guidelines,” will be held at 9:00 AM on March 17. Her panel will discuss the following:
- Gaining an understanding of the new Team Telecom structure, timelines, scope of authority/jurisdiction, and review process
- What foreign ownership and control thresholds must be met for a telecom license application to be subject to review by the new Team Telecom committee?
- Addressing ambiguities in EO 13913 that leave room for further clarification
- Analyzing Team Telecom’s:
-Mitigation agreements designed to protect sensitive personal data related to licenses
-Approach to submarine cables connecting US-China and/or involving Chinese ownership
-Interplay with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
- Examining the FCC’s implementation guidelines for how the new process will work