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Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2012

On June 5, 2012, the Wireline Competition Bureau of the FCC released an Order in the Connect America docket that clarifies a number of issues relating to the step-down of intrastate rates and grants a waiver of the July 1, 2012 deadline for filing interstate access rates


Stimulus this week
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

On April 20, 2011, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced almost $40 million in loans for projects in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota, Montana, and Oklahoma for Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) projects under the USDA's broadband loan programs


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 26 2011

Under the FCC’s new access tariff rules adopted November 18, 2011, see December 5 Client Alert, 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 starting December 29, 2011


Stimulus this week
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack granted almost $40 million in loans for projects in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota, Montana, and Oklahoma for Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) projects under the USDA’s broadband loan programs


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2013

Carriers and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers must file their annual report certifying compliance with the FCC's


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


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
  • December 31 2012

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


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
  • 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