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Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2013

Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) has extended the filing deadlines for FCC Form 486, the


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2011

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) cancelled its $80 million Broadband Technology Opportunities (BTOP) grant to the State of Louisiana Board of Regents for failure to correct a number of deficiencies in its plan to deploy a fiber-optic network to anchor institutions in 12 parishes around the state


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2011

Completed Universal Service FCC Form 499-As, on which carriers must report revenue for 2010, are due April 1, 2011


Stimulus this week
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2011

On March 9, 2011, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled a report on the effectiveness of investments USDA issued under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), including the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2011

Each competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) that has an intrastate switched access tariff on file with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) is required to reduce its intrastate switched access rates by an amount equal to 50 of the difference between its current intrastate switched access rates and interstate switched access rates


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
  • December 24 2012

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
  • 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
  • January 14 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 21 2013

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