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The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Ohio Announces New Broadband Office, FCC Releases Voice Telephone Services Status Report

 

_80679890_laptopinfieldOhio Announces New Broadband Office 

Governor Mike DeWine announced the creation of BroadbandOhio, an office dedicated to improving access to high-speed internet across Ohio.  Establishing an office committed to increasing high-speed internet access across the state was a pillar of the Ohio Broadband Strategy that was released in December 2019.

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Topics: fcc form 477 data, Interconnected VoIP, OEA, Voice Telephone Services Report, over-the-top, BroadbandOhio, Local Competition Report, OTT

Detangling Fact from Fiction for White Label VoIP Programs for 2020

Posted by Sharon Thomas

voip-supportWhite Label VoIP Programs:  Regulatory Fiction and Fact

"White Label" interconnected VoIP partner programs are everywhere.  As advertised, they offer a relatively easy, low-cost way for companies to profit from the growing market for VoIP services.  Companies with an IP business customer base are enticed to grow their business by adding voice to their existing product mix. 

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Topics: FCC Form 499, Interconnected VoIP, FCC Form 499 A & Q, White Label VoIP programs, Wholesale VoIP, Retail VoIP, Missed Filing Penalties

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

 

FCC front view-1-1FCC HUB Reporting Deadlines 

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau issued guidance to rate-of-return Connect America Fund recipients regarding their obligation to report geo-located broadband information and make deployment certifications to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).  

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Topics: Connect America Fund, Interconnected VoIP, Local Number Portability Best Practices, High Cost Universal Service Broadband portal, HUBB, FCC Truth-In-Billing Rules, 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

pa-avenuenw0826201477_750xx4256-2394-0-219FTC Settles Privacy Shield Complaints

The Federal Trade Commission announced that it reached settlement agreements with five companies over allegations that they falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, which establishes a process to allow companies to transfer consumer data from European Union countries to the United States in compliance with EU law. 

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Topics: FCC Form 477, Interconnected VoIP, ILECs, CLECs, FTC Privacy Shield, Voice Telephone Services Report, over-the-top

White Label VoIP Programs | Regulatory Fiction and Fact

Posted by Sharon Thomas

"White Label" interconnected VoIP partner programs have exploded in recent years.  For those of us who have been around for a while, it brings back memories of the long-distance reseller partner programs that proliferated in the ‘90s.

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Topics: VoIP regulation, FCC Form 499, VoIP White Label partnering programs, Interconnected VoIP, wholesale provider regulatory obligation, White Label VoIP programs

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, February 8, 2018

Posted by Jennifer Durst-Jarrell

Today: FCC's Pai on Contraband Wireless Devices in Correctional Facilities, FCC Releases Voice Telephone Services Status Report 

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Topics: FCC Form 477, Interconnected VoIP, contraband wireless devices, ILECs, CLECs, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Voice Telephone Services Status Report, correctional facilities

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, January 22, 2018

Posted by Cory Garone

Today:  FCC Remains Open, Colorado Allows County to Raise Monthly 911 Fee, Northern Mariana Islands Opt-In to FirstNet  

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Topics: Interconnected VoIP, Northern Mariana Islands FirstNet, FCC stays open, Powers County Emergency Telephone Authority, exchange access facility, wireless communications access, Colorado monthly 911 Fee

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, May 22, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  Broadband Infrastructure Bill introduced, FCC Seeks NANC's Input on Foreign Ownership of VoIP Providers with Numbering Resources

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Topics: NANC, Interconnected VoIP, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC Broadband Deployment, NG911 migration, LIFT America Act, Broadband Infrastructure, broadband infrastructure bill, Next Generation 911

How Safe is the VoIP Safe Harbor?

Posted by Sharon Thomas

Many interconnected VoIP providers have historically calculated their interstate revenues based on the FCC's VoIP "safe harbor" of 64.9%.

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Topics: Interconnected VoIP, Safe Harbor vs. Traffic Study, interstate revenues, FCC Form 499 A & Q, international revenues

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 5, 2016

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of telecom related regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day.

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Topics: broadband internet service, Interconnected VoIP, FCC Data on Voice Telephone Services, Pennsylvania Lifeline

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The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

Today's Regulatory Mix:  Ohio Announces New Broadband Office, FCC Releases Voice Telephone Services Status Report

 

_80679890_laptopinfieldOhio Announces New Broadband Office 

Governor Mike DeWine announced the creation of BroadbandOhio, an office dedicated to improving access to high-speed internet across Ohio.  Establishing an office committed to increasing high-speed internet access across the state was a pillar of the Ohio Broadband Strategy that was released in December 2019.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: fcc form 477 data, Interconnected VoIP, OEA, Voice Telephone Services Report, over-the-top, BroadbandOhio, Local Competition Report, OTT

Detangling Fact from Fiction for White Label VoIP Programs for 2020

Posted by Sharon Thomas

voip-supportWhite Label VoIP Programs:  Regulatory Fiction and Fact

"White Label" interconnected VoIP partner programs are everywhere.  As advertised, they offer a relatively easy, low-cost way for companies to profit from the growing market for VoIP services.  Companies with an IP business customer base are enticed to grow their business by adding voice to their existing product mix. 

Read More
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Topics: FCC Form 499, Interconnected VoIP, FCC Form 499 A & Q, White Label VoIP programs, Wholesale VoIP, Retail VoIP, Missed Filing Penalties

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

 

FCC front view-1-1FCC HUB Reporting Deadlines 

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau issued guidance to rate-of-return Connect America Fund recipients regarding their obligation to report geo-located broadband information and make deployment certifications to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).  

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: Connect America Fund, Interconnected VoIP, Local Number Portability Best Practices, High Cost Universal Service Broadband portal, HUBB, FCC Truth-In-Billing Rules, 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

pa-avenuenw0826201477_750xx4256-2394-0-219FTC Settles Privacy Shield Complaints

The Federal Trade Commission announced that it reached settlement agreements with five companies over allegations that they falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, which establishes a process to allow companies to transfer consumer data from European Union countries to the United States in compliance with EU law. 

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: FCC Form 477, Interconnected VoIP, ILECs, CLECs, FTC Privacy Shield, Voice Telephone Services Report, over-the-top

White Label VoIP Programs | Regulatory Fiction and Fact

Posted by Sharon Thomas

"White Label" interconnected VoIP partner programs have exploded in recent years.  For those of us who have been around for a while, it brings back memories of the long-distance reseller partner programs that proliferated in the ‘90s.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: VoIP regulation, FCC Form 499, VoIP White Label partnering programs, Interconnected VoIP, wholesale provider regulatory obligation, White Label VoIP programs

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, February 8, 2018

Posted by Jennifer Durst-Jarrell

Today: FCC's Pai on Contraband Wireless Devices in Correctional Facilities, FCC Releases Voice Telephone Services Status Report 

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Topics: FCC Form 477, Interconnected VoIP, contraband wireless devices, ILECs, CLECs, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Voice Telephone Services Status Report, correctional facilities

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, January 22, 2018

Posted by Cory Garone

Today:  FCC Remains Open, Colorado Allows County to Raise Monthly 911 Fee, Northern Mariana Islands Opt-In to FirstNet  

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Topics: Interconnected VoIP, Northern Mariana Islands FirstNet, FCC stays open, Powers County Emergency Telephone Authority, exchange access facility, wireless communications access, Colorado monthly 911 Fee

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, May 22, 2017

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  Broadband Infrastructure Bill introduced, FCC Seeks NANC's Input on Foreign Ownership of VoIP Providers with Numbering Resources

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Topics: NANC, Interconnected VoIP, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC Broadband Deployment, NG911 migration, LIFT America Act, Broadband Infrastructure, broadband infrastructure bill, Next Generation 911

How Safe is the VoIP Safe Harbor?

Posted by Sharon Thomas

Many interconnected VoIP providers have historically calculated their interstate revenues based on the FCC's VoIP "safe harbor" of 64.9%.

Read More
0 Comments | View Comments

Topics: Interconnected VoIP, Safe Harbor vs. Traffic Study, interstate revenues, FCC Form 499 A & Q, international revenues

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 5, 2016

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of telecom related regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day.

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Topics: broadband internet service, Interconnected VoIP, FCC Data on Voice Telephone Services, Pennsylvania Lifeline

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