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Jonathan Marashlian

The Federal Communications Commission announced the proposed universal service contribution factor for the third quarter of 2022 will be 33%, a whopping ~10% increase from the prior quarter!   If your company has any questions or would like to engage in a Communications Taxes & Fees “Optimization” or learn about other Operational Best Practices to potentially …

FCC Announces Proposed USF Contribution Factor of 33% for Q3 2022 Read More »

Canadian telecommunications service providers (TSPs) and broadcasters with at least ten employees will soon need to take their first steps to begin compliance with the Accessible Canada Act (Act) and Telecom and Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2021-215, which provides the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) regulations implementing the Act. June 1, 2022 marks the …

First Accessible Canada Act Deadline Approaching – Ensure Compliance Before the June 1 Deadline Read More »

On April 27, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a Public Notice inviting public comments to refresh the record on the scope of FCC regulations, implementing the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (“CVAA”), that require interoperable video conferencing services to be accessible to and usable by people with disabilities. Although …

FCC Seeks Comments on “Interoperability” of Video Conferencing Service under the CVAA; Expansion of TRS Rules on the Horizon? Read More »

On April 5, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC” or “Commission”) Wireline Competition Bureau (“WCB” or “Bureau”) unexpectedly issued an Order denying BA Telecom’s appeal challenging the Limited International Revenue Exception (“LIRE”) Affiliate Rule’s application to BA Telecom’s Universal Service Fund (“USF”) contributor affiliates. The Order impacts investment decisions of all telecom carriers and interconnected …

FCC Upholds USAC’s Interpretation of the Affiliate Filer Rule: Could Your Company Lose the Exemption? Read More »

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, President Biden signed the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 into law. The law, which was passed by Congress on March 10, constitutes the most comprehensive regulation of cybersecurity infrastructure yet. Under the Act, covered entities are required to report certain cyber incidents and ransom payments to …

Biden Signs the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act Into Law, Bringing New Cyber Reporting Requirements Read More »

The Federal Communications Commission announced the proposed universal service contribution factor for the second quarter of 2022 will be 23.8%.   If your company has any questions or would like to engage in a Communications Taxes & Fees “Optimization” or learn about other Operational Best Practices to potentially minimize the economic impact of federal USF contribution …

FCC Announces Proposed USF Contribution Factor of 23.8% for Q2 2022 Read More »