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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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Notice of Quarterly USF Contribution Factor

The FCC has announced that the Universal Service Fund Contribution Factor (“USF Contribution Factor”) applicable during the Third Quarter of 2008 (“Q3 2008”) will be .114 or 11.4%. The Q3 2008 USF Contribution Factor represents a 0.1% increase from the

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FCC Form 499–Q (1st Quarter 2008) –– Due May 1, 2008

The deadline for filing FCC Form 499-Q with the Universal Service Administrative Company (“USAC”) for the First Quarter of 2008is May 1, 2008.All providers of telecommunications services and interconnected VoIP services are required to complete Form 499-Q and report actual revenue data

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FCC Bans the Use of Residential MTE Exclusivity Clauses

On March 21, 2008, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) implemented new rules limiting the use of exclusive access clauses in contracts used by telecommunications service providers that provision service to customers in multiple tenant environments (“MTEs”). In this

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Notice of Quarterly USF Contribution Factor

The FCC announced that the Universal Service Fund quarterly contribution factor (“USF contribution Factor”) applicable during the Second Quarter of 2008 will be 11.3%. The Q2 2008 USF Contribution Factor represents a 1.1% increase from the 10.2% USF Contribution Factor

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FCC Annual CPNI Officer Certification –– Due March 1, 2008

As described in a Client Advisory, the FCC strengthened its rules governing the duties of both telecommunications and Interconnected VoIP providers to protect their customers’ proprietary network information (“CPNI”). See attached Client Advisory: “FCC Adopts New CPNI Regulations.” Importantly, pursuant

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FCC Clarifies Form 499 Reporting Requirements Related to

On January 24, 2008, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a Declaratory Ruling to clarify Universal Service Fund (“USF”) revenue reporting requirements for wireless and interconnected Voice of Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) service providers. The FCC specifically held that, for Form

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