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Seth Williams

For the first time in history, the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) Universal Service Fund (“USF”) contribution factor will likely top twenty percent (20%) in the fourth quarter of 2018. The FCC’s Office of Managing Director proposed a contribution factor of 20.1 percent for the fourth quarter, and if the FCC takes no action on the …

USF Contribution Factor to Top 20 Percent in Q4 2018 Read More »

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (“8th Circuit”) recently issued a controversial decision concluding that Charter’s VoIP offering qualifies as an “information service” under the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (“the Act”), preempting state regulation of the service.  Charter had filed suit against the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“MPUC”) in federal district court in 2015 arguing …

8th Circuit Overrules Minnesota VoIP Regulations Finding VoIP Is Information Service Read More »

Keep Track of TCPA Developments at the FCC by Downloading Our August 2018 TCPA Compliance Monitoring Report Admittedly, ringless voicemail probably is not the final frontier for the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). As long as technology allows business to reach out to consumers on their phone in new and innovative ways, the TCPA will …

Ringless Voicemail: The TCPA’s Final Frontier? Read More »

On July 1st, the governor of New Jersey signed into law a tax amnesty measure that will allow eligible New Jersey taxpayers to report and remit past due taxes with reduced interest and no late penalties.  The 2018 New Jersey Amnesty Program will cover state tax liabilities for tax returns due on or after February …

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