AT&T Asks FCC to Act on Pending Intercarrier Compensation, IP–Enabled Services, and USF Issues


AT&T recently filed three significant requests with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) seeking clarification of legal and regulatory issues regarding Intercarrier Compensation, IP-Enabled Services, and the Universal Service Fund. In these requests, filed jointly on July 17, 2008, AT&T asks the FCC to specifically clarify the regulatory obligations that IP-enabled carriers have under the current intercarrier compensation regime and, based upon the longstanding uncertainty surrounding the regulatory classification of VoIP services under federal and state law, to adopt interim regulations subjecting interconnecting VoIP services to traditional Title II regulations until the FCC officially clarifies the regulatory status of IP-enabled services.

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