Client Advisories

Ohio Detariffing Initiative

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio released an Opinion and Order in Case No. 06-1345-TP-ORD pursuant to which it has enacted new retail telecommunications services rules as Chapter 4901:1-6 of

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Maine Detariffing Initiative

The Maine Public Utilities Commission recently issued an order in Docket No. 2007-234 mandating the detariffing of competitive local exchange and intrastate toll telecommunications services

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Universal Service Fund Decrease

The FCC announced that the Universal Service Contribution Factor will be decreased to 0.11 or 11% for the fourth quarter of 2007. The new rate becomes effective November 1, 2007

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Important FCC Regulatory Developments

All telecommunications carriers are advised that the Federal Communications Commission has recently enacted several new regulations including VoIP Disability and TRS Requirements and Revised Section 214 Rules. The Commission has

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VoIP E911 Rulemaking

The Federal Communications Commission recently released the text of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in PS Docket No 07-114 and CC Docket No. 94-102, wherein it requests comments on proposed

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Prepaid Calling Card Certifications Due

On June 30, 2006, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a Report and Order classifying all prepaid calling card providers as telecommunications service providers and imposing rules to facilitate compliance

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CALEA Compliance Deadline

All clients providing interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol-based (“VoIP”) services and broadband Internet Access services are reminded that the deadline for compliance with the Federal Communication Commission’s new CALEA regulations

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Universal Service Fund Matters

The April 2, 2007 deadline for filing the 2007 FCC Form 499-A (reporting calendar year 2006 revenue) with USAC is fast approaching. All telecommunications service providers, including Interconnected VoIP providers

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State Regulation of VoIP Update

On January 18, 2008, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri denied Comcast’s attempt to stop the Missouri Public Service Commission (“MPSC”) from classifying Comcast’s cable-based

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