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Jonathan Marashlian

NEED HELP? After reading USAC’s explanation of the “rules” and “expectations” in the context of an audit, should you have any concerns about the current state of your Company’s compliance with the FCC’s Wholesaler-Reseller USF Exemption rules (or are seeking to outsource the management of your Company’s USF Exemption program), please contact Jonathan S. Marashlian …

Quarterly 498/499 Spotlight Sheds Light on USAC Audit Expectations & Consequences of Non-Compliance with USF Exemption Rules Read More »

As explained in an earlier Client Advisory, back in December 2019, the FCC opened a proceeding to consider whether to extend its Truth-in-Billing regulations to Interconnected VoIP (and, potentially, even One-Way VoIP) service providers.  The public notice seeking to refresh the record on ways to modernize and strengthen the Truth-in-Billing rules was published in the …

Comment Cycle Announced for FCC’s Proceeding to Consider Extension of Truth-in-Billing Regulations to VoIP Providers Read More »

On November 29, 2019, the FCC released a Report and Order, requiring telecommunications and VoIP providers to contribute  on the basis of intrastate revenues to the federal Telecommunications Relay Services (“TRS”) Fund for the support of Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (“IP CTS”).  Currently, telecommunications and VoIP service providers (both interconnected and non-interconnected) contribute to the …

FCC Expands Contribution Base of TRS Fund to Include Intrastate Revenue; Evaluate Your Carrier’s Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee Practices to Avoid Shortfalls or Gross Over-Collection Read More »

All wireless service providers, including de minimis wireless service providers offering two or fewer handsets and MVNOs, must electronically file their FCC Form 855 for the 2019 reporting period, certifying full compliance with the FCC’s hearing aid compatibility requirements by January 15, 2020. As the deadline fast approaches, wireless service providers are reminded that they …

January 15 deadline to file Hearing Aid Compatibility Certification for ALL Wireless Service Providers (including De Minimis) Read More »

The following Advisory Memorandum examines recent actions by the Federal Communications Commission and the potential short and long-term implications of these actions on providers of Interconnected VoIP services (including Two-Way and One-Way service variations). Is the past prologue? FCC regulation of “One-Way Interconnected VoIP Services[1]” appears to be trending down the same path traveled by …

Are One-Way VoIP Services on the Precipice of Regulatory Parity with Two-Way Interconnected VoIP, including Direct Universal Service Fund Contribution Obligations? Magic Eight Ball says, “Signs Point to Yes.” Read More »

On December 13, 2019, the FCC published a Public Notice seeking comments on whether its “Truth-in-Billing” regulations should be extended to providers of Interconnected VoIP services.  In the notice, the FCC made clear that it is contemplating the application of these rules to both Two-Way Interconnected VoIP and One-Way Interconnected VoIP (i.e., both inbound & …

FCC Seeks Comments on Proposal on Extending Truth-in-Billing Regulations to Two-Way and One-Way Interconnected VoIP Service Providers Read More »

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CCA Educational Webinar (Last Call to Register!): Telecom Consumer Privacy Laws are Coming, Are You Ready to Comply with the CCPA? Read More »

Following the Federal Communications Commission’s Order to deny federal funds to carriers using foreign technology deemed a national security risk, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has proposed a fact-based, case-by-base framework through which the Commerce Department can enforce an executive order by President Trump to protect the country’s communications supply chain from foreign adversaries.  The Commerce …

US Department of Commerce Proposes Rules-Based Approach to Banning Transactions with Chinese Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Deemed a Security Threat Read More »