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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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Quarterly FCC PIU Officer Certification due by June 30th

Pursuant to Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) regulations, all prepaid calling card providers must file quarterly Certifications with the FCC (“FCC Certification”) attesting to compliance with specific percentage of interstate usage (“PIU”) reporting and Universal Service Fund (“USF”) requirements. For more

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The CommLaw Group to Present Audio Conference on VoIP Taxes & Fees

Charles Helein and Jonathan Marashlian, partners at The CommLaw Group, will be presenting an interactive audio-conference to address current tax and regulatory issues affecting Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) services.The audio conference, entitled VoIP Taxation and Regulatory Fees on the Rise: Your

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FCC Solicits Comments on TRS Fee Factor

The FCC recently solicited comments on the National Exchange Carrier Association‘s (NECA) annual payment formula and fund size estimate for the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Fund. The TRS Fund fiscal year begins July 1st and ends June 30th each year. Based on

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FCC Solicits Comments on FY 2009 Regulatory Fees

The FCC recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking soliciting comments on the Fiscal Year 2009 Regulatory Fee. The FCC specifically proposed a fee factor of .00342 (0.342%) for interstate telecommunications service providers (“ITSPs”), a minor increase from the FY 2008 fee factor of

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Quarterly Carrier PIU Reports Due May 17, 2009

Pursuant to Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) requirements, all prepaid calling card providers must report percentage of interstate usage (“PIU”) factors and call volumes on which these factors were calculated to those carriers from which they purchase transport services

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Section 64.1900 Geographic Rate Averaging Certification due May 1, 2009

The deadline for filing the Geographic Rate Averaging Certification (“Certification”) with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) is Friday, May 1, 2009. All interstate long-distance service providers, including interstate prepaid, are required to file this annual Certification with the FCC.The Certification must

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