ATTENTION: VoIP & Wireless Companies Doing Business in Oregon Subject to State USF Obligations on January 1, 2021

The Oregon Public Utilities Commission released an order implementing legislation that will subject providers of interconnected VoIP and retail wireless services to state universal service fund obligations.  The new rules become effective on January 1, 2021.

Affected clients of The CommLaw Group are advised to consult with their assigned attorney or contact Jonathan S. Marashlian to determine whether the change in Oregon laws & regulations impacts their operations and what actions should be taken to ensure compliance, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Confirming that any internal or 3rd party billing and/or tax engine vendors have implemented changes and are ready to calculate and invoice the appropriate Oregon State USF amounts beginning January 1st; and
  • Confirming their Company is duly registered with the Oregon PUC and ready to prepare/file returns and remit USF payments.

Current subscribers of The Commpliance Group’s AccuReg Services (outsourced regulatory compliance management) will have the additional compliance reporting obligations covered under the current scope of services of their Terms & Conditions of Service, as the USF-related compliance reporting is supplemental to existing coverage of the Oregon TRS program.  Should you wish to confirm, please contact Karen Hyde at

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