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Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

Under the FCC’s new access tariff rules adopted November 18, 2011 (FCC 11-161), all local exchange carriers (LECs) that trigger the “access stimulation” criteria are required to cap their switched access rates to the lowest incumbent carrier in the LEC’s service area


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2012

Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) must use the Electronic Tariff Filing System (ETFS) to file their initial base tariffs by tomorrow, January 17, 2012


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2013

UPDATED: Companies that provide telecommunications and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service are reminded that completed FCC Forms 499-A are


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2012

The FCC announced that outage reporting requirements will be applied to interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers effective December 16, 2012, pursuant to its VoIP Outage Order adopted February 15, 2012 (FCC 12-22


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2012

UPDATED: Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETCs) that provide Lifeline service are required to recertify the eligibility of their base customers as


FCC sets deadlines and procedures for filing annual access tariffs by incumbent carriers
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2014

On March 25, 2014, the Pricing Policy Division of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau issued an Order that


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2013

Carriers that maintain tariffs on file with the California Public Utilities Commission (CA PUC) are required to file complete versions of those


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2013

Comments on proposed changes to the FCC Form 499-A and Form 499-Q, along with accompanying instructions, for use in 2013 are due January 11, 2013. (DA


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2012

Common carriers, including resellers and facilities-based carriers, that provided international telecommunications services in 2011 are required to file their international traffic data reports by tomorrow, July 31, 2012, pursuant to 47 C.F.R. 43.61(a


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2012

The Universal Service contribution factor for the third quarter of 2012 is 15.7