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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
  • 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
  • February 6 2012

Under the FCC’s new access tariff rules adopted November 18, 2011 (FCC 11-161), see December 5 client alert here, 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 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
  • April 11 2011

FCC Form 499-Q is due May 1, 2011 for all filers that are not considered to be de minimis for Universal Service filing purposes


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 4 2012

Local Exchange Carriers (LECs) that maintain switched access tariffs on file with the New York Public Service Commission (NY PSC) are required to update their tariffs in compliance with the FCC Connect America Order (FCC 11-161) by June 15, 2012


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2012

Payment of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Annual Regulatory Fee is due by 11:59 PM EDT on September 13, 2012


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
  • March 4 2013

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


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

On February 10, 2011, the House Communications Subcommittee held a hearing that focused on continuing oversight of funds disbursed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) under the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP