Comments on Whether SMS/Text Messaging Services are Subject to USF Due June 6th


In follow-up to our recent advisory, the Wireline Competition Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission released a Public Notice earlier today seeking comment on a request for guidance filed by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) on the proper classification of text messaging revenues for purposes of reporting and contributing to the Universal Service Fund.  Specifically, USAC is seeking guidance on whether text messaging revenues should be reported as telecommunications revenue or non-telecommunications revenue.

Interested parties may file comments on or before June 6, 2011, and reply comments on or before June 20, 2011. All pleadings are to reference WC Docket No. 06-122.

If you are interested in filing comments in this proceeding, please contact Jonathan Marashlian at 703-714-1313 or email: or contact the attorney assigned to your account.

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