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The CommLaw Group believes that an “informed” client is the very best client. Knowledge is power – the power to predict regulatory trends, to anticipate risks, and to use your knowledge to make adjustments that will help keep your company out of harm’s way. And when our Firm has important or exciting news to announce about developments at our organization, including awards, achievements, hirings and various presentations & webinars, we will share information through News announcements.

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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

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

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Why Are Some OTT VoIP Providers Leaving Money on the Table?

Intercarrier compensation is a topic most providers of over-the-top (“OTT”) VoIP services would find esoteric and archaic.  And, in the long-term, absent a major change in FCC policy, intercarrier compensation will likely disappear, except for toll-free calls that are paid

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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.”

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

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FCC Bans Wireless Carriers from Using USF Funds to Purchase Equipment Deemed a National Security Threat; Opens Rulemaking to Consider Impact of Ordering Removal and Replacement

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) announced, via a news release (“the Order”), that it will ban wireless carriers from obtaining benefits from the federal Universal Service Fund (“USF”) if they purchase new telecom equipment originating from companies deemed

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FCC Proposes to Eliminate More Local Market Opening, Pro-Competitive Provisions of Landmark 1996 Telecom Act Through Release of Rulemaking Entitled “Modernizing Unbundling and Resale Rules in an Era of Next-Generation Networks and Services”

The Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”)  Wireline Competition Bureau (“Bureau”) announced its intention to open a rulemaking proceeding in which to consider eliminating a number of Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (“ILEC”) network unbundling requirements and take other measures aimed at freeing

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