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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As a Registered ITSP and holder of a 499 Filer ID your company is required to file its 2008 FCC Form 499-A (Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet) and report revenue derived from all services and products subject to FCC regulations during 2007
This notice is a final reminder that the FCC Annual CPNI Officer Certification is due on March 1, 2008. Importantly, please note that failure to comply with the FCC’s CPNI requirements will expose service providers to significant monetary penalties. In
As a result of this mid-Funding Year TRS Fee Factor adjustment, contributors should expect to receive a TRS true-up invoice during March 2008 to recoup the difference between the new total TRS assessment for the 2007-2008 Fund year (now 0.00819
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
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
On January 11, 2008, the Embarq Local Operating Companies (“Embarq”) filed with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) a Petition for Forbearance claiming that Embarq and other LECs face a growing number of disputes about the appropriate compensation for terminating non-local
The Federal Communications Commission recently released two public notices soliciting comments dealing with the issue of “Net Neutrality.” In the Notices, released January 14, 2008, the FCC seeks comment on whether broadband internet service providers can discriminate, degrade, or block
Kansas Corporation Commission and Universal Service Fund Contribution Requirements for Interconnected VoIP Service Providers
The Kansas Corporation Commission (“KCC”) recently concluded that Interconnected Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (“Interconnected VoIP”) service providers should be required to contribute to the Kansas Universal Service Fund (“KUSF VoIP Order”). This recent decision makes Kansas one of three states to affirmatively impose
New Mexico Universal Service Fund Contribution Requirements for Interconnected VoIP Service Providers
The New Mexico legislature has determined that carriers providing intrastate retail telecommunications services or comparable alternative services in New Mexico, including VoIP, are contributing carriers which must contribute to the state USF.
Comments and Reply Comments Due for FCC FNPRM Regarding MPVD Exclusive Service Contracts in Multiple Dwelling Units
On January 14, 2008, the Federal Communication Commission’s (“FCC”) Media Bureau announced dates for filing comments in response to the FCC’s Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“FNPRM”) concerning exclusive service contracts for the provision of video services in multiple dwelling
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
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
FCC Bans the Use of Exclusive Access Contracts between Video Service Providers and Multi–Dwelling Unit Owners
On November 13, 2007, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released the text of its October 31st Order prohibiting multi-channel video programming distributors (“MVPDs”) from including exclusive service provisions in service contracts with multiple dwelling unit (“MDU”) property owners and other
FCC Releases Order Detailing Local Number Portability Regulations For Interconnected VoIP Service Providers
On November 8, 2007, the Federal Communications Commission released the text of its October 31st Order which extended Local Number Portability (“LNP”) obligations to interconnected VoIP providers. Under the new regulations, all existing LNP regulations, including the obligation to contribute
FCC Approves Orders Affecting LNP Obligations of VoIP Providers, Cable Franchising, and MVDPs’ Use of Exclusive Access Contracts in MDU Settings
On October 31, 2007, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) voted to approve three Orders affecting telecommunications carriers, interconnected VoIP providers, and multichannel video programming distributors.
Nebraska PSC Registration and Universal Service Fund Contribution Requirements for Interconnected VoIP Service Providers
Pursuant to regulations promulgated in NUSF-1, Progression Order No. 18 (“NUSF VoIP Order”), the Nebraska Commission has classified all providers of interconnected VoIP service providers with retail customer billing addresses in the state as providers of “telecommunications” service subject to
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
This revised Client Advisory corrects a typographical error. Specifically, the reporting obligations for the 499-Q due on November 1, 2007 are to report actual data for the Third Quarter of 2007 (July – September), and projected data for the First