Knowledge is power — the power to predict regulatory trends, the power to anticipate risks, and the power to use your knowledge to make adjustments that will help keep your company out of harm’s way.

The Commpliance Group recognizes the challenge your business encounters in trying to stay on top of regulatory developments and compliance deadlines affecting the communications. While it is impossible to provide coverage of every issue, ruling, decision, order or change in policy that might impact your business, our professional services organization does our very best to keep our clients informed of the meaningful and material developments through Client Advisories, Client Alerts and Educational Advisories.

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 Firm News announcements.

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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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FCC Form 499–Q (4th Qtr 2007) –– Due Feb. 1, 2008

The deadline for filing FCC Form 499-Q with the Universal Service Administrative Company (“USAC”) for the Fourth Quarter of 2007 is February 1, 2008. All providers of telecommunications services and interconnected VoIP services are required to complete Form 499-Q and

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FCC Expands Third Party Verification Requirements

On January 9, 2008, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), through the Fourth Report and Order in CC Docket No. 94-129, announced revisions to the Third Party Verification Rules embodied in 47 C.F.R. Part 64, as set forth below.

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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 First Quarter of 2008 will be 10.2%. The Q1 2008 USF Contribution Factor represents a 0.8% decrease from the 11% USF Contribution Factor

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AT&T Forbearance Petition Order – Summary and Analysis

On October 12, 2007, the Federal Communications Commission granted a Forbearance Petition filed by AT&T last year; in so doing, the FCC effectively eliminated Title II regulation of AT&T’s packet-switched broadband network and optical telecommunications services currently offered to enterprise

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