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The Regulatory Mix - Monday, September 8, 2014

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, USF, wireless, tariff, Kansas, Montana, CenturyLink, ILEC

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, TRS, tariff, NANPA, Colorado

Managing Tariffs to Minimize Expense

Posted by Connie Wightman

Technologies Management, Inc. has been preparing tariffs for all types of carriers for over 25 years.  We don’t recall that any client ever thought of their tariffs as a revenue generator. Let’s face it, although tariffs can be useful, they fall squarely in the overhead category.

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Topics: tariff, telecom regulation, telecom deregulation, featured post, de-tariff

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: The Regulatory Mix, tariff, Washington, Alaska, Tennessee, CenturyLink

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, May 23, 2014

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, Pennsylvania, USF, energy competition, tariff, broadband, Connecticut, Illinois

Early Access Reduction Filings Ordered By Some States

Posted by Fran Martens

In July 2014, pursuant to the FCC’s Order (FCC 11-161), price cap ILECs - and CLECs that benchmark to them - must reduce their interstate and intrastate terminating switched end office rates by one-third of the differential between their current rates and $0.0007. This reduction is referred to as Step Three of the FCC ICC/USF Reform Order. 
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Topics: tariff, access, FCC ICC/USF Reform Order, access rate reduction

Further Switched Access Reductions Effective July 1, 2014

Posted by Connie Wightman

The next step for implementation of access reform will be to reduce terminating end office switched access rates in the preordained downward glide-path to the rate of $0.0007 per minute. In this step, the ILECs will calculate their composite terminating end office rate, and CLECs will be capped at the new ILECs rates. The terminating end office composite encompasses the following rate elements, where applicable:

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Topics: FCC, tariff, telecom regulation, access, FCC ICC/USF Reform Order, switched access

FCC Announces Application Fee Increases

Posted by Ann-Marie Kemp

The FCC has announced new application fees to become effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Application fee increases will impact Schedules of Charges for wireless, experimental radio, wireline, enforcement, international, international telecommunications and Homeland services.

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Topics: FCC, regulatory consulting, tariff

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, tariff, California

Smart Meters: "With great power, comes great responsibility"

Posted by Ann-Marie Kemp

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Topics: Florida, energy competition, tariff, Smart Meters

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