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The FCC Office of Managing Director released a public notice on June 12, 2019, announcing the proposed universal service contribution factor for the third quarter of 2019 will be 24.4%, up from the previous quarter’s 18.8%.

Businesses of all kinds are rapidly realizing that new value is to be had by connecting traditional products to the Internet. The Internet of Things (“IoT”) (i.e., physical devices that can connect to the Internet wirelessly) is everywhere — in cars, in household appliances, even our bodies. We are in the midst of new developments …

Join CommLaw Group’s Managing Partner at the All Wireless & Prepaid Expo to Learn About Regulatory & Tax Challenges Confronting IoT, AI and M2M Businesses Read More »

European and U.S. businesses providing “One-Way VoIP” service in European Union countries will confront new registration and regulatory compliance obligations by no later than December 2020.  Unlike U.S. regulation of One-Way VoIP services (which classifies such services as Non-Interconnected VoIP), the EU considers SkypeOut and other “PSTN-interconnected” one-directional VoIP services to be indistinguishable from Two-Way …

EU Court Declares SkypeOut (One-Way I-VoIP) to be Regulated Electronic Communications Services Read More »

Noting that the agency’s current highest priority is the reduction of unwanted robocalls, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted with some modifications the recently circulated draft Declaratory Judgment and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with immediate effect.   Declaratory Judgment In order to resolve legal uncertainty and clarify which tools for controlling spam calls are available …

FCC Top Priority? Reduction of Unwanted Robocalls – Recent Developments on Proposed SHAKEN/STIR Solution Read More »

In a move that may signify the early stages of an eventual transition away from a purely “Revenue-Based” Universal Service Fund contribution system (where contributions are calculated based on revenue types and amounts) and towards a “Connections-Based” (or hybrid) system, the Nebraska Public Service Commission (“Nebraska Commission”) recently completed the implementation of a hybrid revenue …

Nebraska Becomes the Latest State to Implement a “Connections-Based” USF Contribution Mechanism Read More »

The Top 100 Magazine is honored to feature Mr. Jonathan Marashlian in the Top 50 Attorneys of 2019 magazine.   Top 50 Attorneys of 2019 Jonathan is the managing partner for Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC/The CommLaw Group, a Washington, D.C. area law firm specializing in serving the communications and information technology sectors of the national and …

CommLaw Managing Partner Named Top 50 Attorney of 2019 Read More »

Join the Cloud Communications Alliance at noon EDT on Tuesday, April 16th as it hosts tax experts from The CommLaw Group and Avalara for an in-depth educational webinar covering Sales & Communications Tax compliance, post-Wayfair.   US Sales Tax Concerns for Communications Service Providers Courtesy registrations are available to non-CCA Members interested in learning more about …

WEBINAR: Learn About U.S. Sales & Communications Tax Compliance Under the Post-Wayfair Economic Nexus World Read More »

On March 15, the FCC considered a Fourth Report and Order (19-23) that will ensure long-distance calls successfully reach rural America. The FCC acts under the Improving Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017 (“RCC Act”) and creates rules affecting only “intermediate providers.” The FCC believes such providers to be responsible for the success or …

FCC Takes Additional Steps to Combat Rural Call Completion Problems Read More »