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 the Ohio Administrative Code. In connection with the new retail
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All entities holding Domestic and/or International Section 214 Authorizations (“214 licenses”) should be vigilant in ensuring their compliance with applicable Section 214 transactional (i.e., transfer of control/transfer of assets) and discontinuance requirements, as well as routine regulatory filings, such as
All telecommunications carriers and VoIP providers providing are advised that regulations detailed within this client advisory may affect the provisioning of certain state specific services, including wireline services, interconnected VoIP, and wireless services.
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 also released a Notice of Proposed Rule-making for rules governing
The deadline for filing FCC Form 499-Q with the Universal Service Administrative Company (“USAC”) is August 1, 2007. All telecommunications and Interconnected VoIP service providers are required to complete Form 499-Q and report actual revenue data for the Second Quarter
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 regulations designed to tighten enhanced 911 (“E911”) accuracy and reliability
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 with the universal service and access charge requirements. Specifically, 47
The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued an Order strengthening its rules governing a carrier’s duty to protect the privacy of its customer’s proprietary network information (“CPNI”). The Order responds to the growing practice of “pretexting,” whereby third parties, most notably
Over the past two years prepaid calling card providers have witnessed the rapid and, for many, painful evolution of the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) regulatory oversight of their industry segment. It began in February 2005 when the FCC issued an
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 is May 14, 2007. this deadline was enacted pursuant to
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 and entities qualifying as de minimis, are required to complete
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 Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) service as a “telecommunications service.”
On December 29, 2006, local and long distance telecommunications provider, Talk America, entered into a $470,000 Consent Decree with the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) Enforcement Bureau to resolve an investigation of Talk America’s compliance with the FCC’s Truth-in-Billing regulations.