Regulatory Primer: Entering the U.S. Telecommunications Market


Entering the telecommunications marketplace as a service provider is no small undertaking. Providers must be prepared to proceed through the federal and state licensing or authorization process, typically submitting applications with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), state public utilities commissions (“state PUCs”) and state secretaries of state (“SoS”).

This primer provides an overview of considerations for companies entering the U.S. telecom market and the regulatory, compliance, taxes, and fees landscape.

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