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The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FL PSC shield imageFlorida PSC Releases Report on Status of Competition

The Florida PSC released a report showing that more Florida consumers are choosing cutting edge communications technologies while landline phones continue to disappear. 

“Many Florida consumers now live in wireless only homes and use wireless and broadband services,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham. “As the pace for technological innovation quickens, companies are investing in advanced technologies that best serve the diverse needs of today’s consumers, while also boosting Florida’s economic growth.”

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Topics: VoIP, broadband, NUSF, Nebraska Wireless Registry Rules, Florida Report on the Status of Competition, FCC Cable Franchising Rules

FCC Broadband and Competition Report

Posted by Connie Wightman

negotiation-of-agreementsWhat has changed in the Form 477 process or timing?

The FCC’s Form 477 is designed to gather location-specific information about the availability of broadband access across the United States. The same report is also used to track the geographic penetration of competitive options for local services, including traditional landline voice services, VoIP and wireless.  This data is gathered from all providers of these services twice a year.

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Topics: wireless, VoIP, FCC Form 477, Rate of Return (ROR) carriers, landline voice, broadband access, March 1, 2019 Deadline, Facilities-Based Broadband , Facilities-Based Mobile Telephony

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  Oklahoma OUSF, VoIP and Broadband, Pennsylvania Competition Rulemaking, USDA Rural Broadband Grant Program

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Topics: rural broadband, VoIP, broadband, OUSF, Pennsylvania Competitive Wire Centers, USDA Rural Broadband Grants, Oklahoma High Cost Fund, HCF

911 Fees? It's Complicated . . .

Posted by Ann-Marie Kemp

How much should you be collecting from your users for 911? Who do you send the collected fees too? How often? And can you withhold any of the collected fees to help recover your administrative costs?

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Topics: wireless, VoIP, prepaid wireless, 911 fees, 911 related funds, 911 surcharges, local wireline providers

Top Ten Blog Postings From TMI In 2015

Posted by Jennifer Durst-Jarrell

Preparing to step into 2016? Before you do, here are the 10 most popular blog articles from TMI for 2015. Thank you for reading our blog this year. We look forward to posting even more articles for you in 2016.

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Topics: Net Neutrality, VoIP, access, ILEC rates, 911 Reliability Certification

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, November 2, 2015

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 Briefing.

 

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US Congress

At its meeting last week (See the Regulatory Mix dated 10/23/15) the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), reviewed six bipartisan proposals aimed at improving broadband deployment for consumers across the country;

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, US Congress, VoIP, broadband, Minnesota, fcc form 477 data

VoIP Regulation: More than you thought?

Posted by Karen Ritter

As I participated in our product demonstration last week on the VoIP Requirements publication, I was reminded how diverse VoIP regulation is across the nation. The FCC and state regulatory agencies impose certain operational requirements, financial obligations, and reporting requirements on VoIP providers that can be challenging to track by jurisdiction.

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Topics: USF, TRS, 911, VoIP, VoIP regulation, featured post

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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, US Congress, VoIP, broadband, AT&T - Direct TV

What Do VoIPs Have to Prove to Get Numbers Around Here?

Posted by Amy Gross

The FCC has released the text of its order allowing interconnected VoIP providers to obtain numbering resources directly from the Numbering Administrator. See our blog “FCC Says VoIP Providers Can Get Numbers Directly” dated 6/19/15.

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Topics: FCC, VoIP, featured post, #VoIPRequirements, NANP, Numbering Authorization Application

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, June 19, 2015

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, Lifeline, US Congress, Oregon, VoIP, broadband, CenturyLink

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