The Commpliance Group Seeks FCC Ruling to Confirm Adjunct-to-Basic Services Precedent is Inapplicable to I-VoIP


The Commpliance Group filed a Petition for Declaratory Ruling on March 26, 2015, seeking a ruling that the adjunct-to-basic services precedent does not apply to I-VoIP services and ancillary features. The Commpliance Group said USAC appears to be considering ancillary services, offered in conjunction with an underlying I-VoIP service, to be I-VoIP, even if these ancillary features do not individually meet the I-VoIP definition. The Commpliance Group claimed this interpretation converts services that would otherwise qualify as exempt information services into USF-assessable services, and claimed USAC does not have the authority to interpret FCC rules in such a way as to create new precedent where the FCC has not done so.

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