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Jonathan Marashlian

Connect Michigan (CM), through its relationship with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), recently distributed a Questionnaire to all certified Telecom and registered I-VoIP providers requesting new and updated data to create a database of voice providers in Michigan.  CM’s initiative is mandated by §484.2103 of the Michigan Telecommunications.  CM’s objective in obtaining data from …

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The Cloud Communications Alliance (“CCA”) is a peer association dedicated to the growth of the cloud communications industry.  CCA provides the forum industry leaders need to discuss key topics and advance their mutual or individual goals.  In the process, CCA helps move the industry forward by supporting and educating businesses on the best ways to …

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THE MYTH: Government approval is not required for the sale or acquisition of a telecommunications carrier or its assets (e.g., customer base). THE REALITY: Government approval and/or notification is required for transactions involving a telecommunications carrier and certain assets, including customers, at both the state and federal levels. Government Approval Requirements for Sales/Acquisitions of Telecommunications …

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THE MYTH: Retailers of resold telecommunications services do not need to register and/or pay taxes and regulatory fees if their Supplier has already done so. THE REALITY: Retailers of resold telecommunications services remain responsible for registration and payment of taxes and regulatory fees regardless of their Supplier’s conduct. Regulatory and Tax Responsibilities for Retailers/Suppliers of …

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THE MYTH: Data and Internet Access services are “the same,” and neither is regulated nor subject to transaction taxes (sales, use, excise, utility, etc.). THE REALITY: The belief that “Data” and “Internet Access” services are exempt from regulation and taxation is a commonly-held mis-perception. Regulation & taxation of “Data” and “Internet” services is a grey area …

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At The CommLaw Group, we regularly represent communications companies facing a federal or state-level regulatory compliance audit. So we asked our experts from the Audit Defense Team at The CommLaw Group, who have defended countless clients facing regulatory audits, for their advice on the regulatory audit process. In a new publication out today, our experts share their advice, answering questions such as: What …

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