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Telecom Funding and Assessment Obligations

Posted by Ann-Marie Kemp

Telecom regulatory fees and assessment obligations can be burdensome and, when handled incorrectly, may seriously diminish carrier finances. 911 service fees assessed on a statewide basis are fairly easy to calculate and remit, but it can be challenging in those jurisdictions where funding varies at the county or municipality level. USF fees change and there are states where those changes must be reflected in your tariffs.

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Topics: TRS, wireless, 911, VoIP, wireline, telecom regulatory fees and assessments

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, March 13, 2014

Posted by Amy Gross

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Topics: The Regulatory Mix, USF, ETC, Oregon, Texas, wireline, Nevada

Wholesale Customers and AT&T’s Proposed TDM-to-IP Transition Trial

Posted by Amy Gross

As discussed in our blog dated 3/4/14 “AT&T Proposes TDM-to-IP Transition Trial,” AT&T has filed a proposal for a TDM to all-IP wire center trial in its Carbon Hill, AL, and Kings Point, FL, wire centers. Among other things, the proposal discusses in detail how wholesale customers will be affected by the trial. This includes the wholesale services and interconnection options that will be available and how the status quo ante on intercarrier compensation will be maintained.

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Topics: IP Transition, interconnection, wireline, featured post, AT&T

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, December 19, 2013

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, rural call completion, wireline, Connecticut

FCC Issues $3.56 Million Holiday Forfeiture - Slamming & Cramming

Posted by Amy Gross

Just before the holidays, the FCC issued a number of Notices of Apparent Liability For Forfeiture to wireline and wireless carriers. The most interesting was the $3.56 million fine against Consumer Telecom, Inc. for engaging in deceptive marketing practices, slamming, cramming, and violating the FCC’s truth-in-billing rules by failing to clearly and plainly describe charges on telephone bills.

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Topics: FCC, wireless, cramming, slamming, wireline

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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, wireless, VoIP, wireline

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, September 26, 2013

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, VoIP, copper wireline, wireline, Alaska

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, September 13, 2013

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, USF, copper wireline, wireline, New York

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, September 9, 2013

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.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, wireless, regulatory monitoring, wireline

The Regulatory Mix From TMI - Friday, July 26, 2013

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 (our popular subscription service).

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Topics: The Regulatory Mix, VoIP, regulatory monitoring, NARUC, wireline, telecom competition

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