FREE WEBINAR TODAY: Mobile Calling Apps – To Regulate or Not To Regulate, That is the Question


Mobile Calling Apps: To Regulate or Not To Regulate, That is the Question

Date: April 12, 2016
Time: 2-3 pm ET
Field of Study: Taxes
Recommended CPE: 1 credit hour
Cost: FREE
Presenter:  Jonathan S. Marashlian, Managing Partner
                    Marashlian & Donahue, LLC, The CommLaw Group

Sponsored by TeleStrategies and Marashlian & Donahue, LLC,
The CommLaw Group

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Followed by an “Ask a Lawyer” Session, where you can ask Telecom Attorney, Jonathan Marashlian, any question and receive a direct answer (well, almost any question!)

In 2009, the FCC asked Google a series of questions regarding its Google Voice offering, including whether the services were potentially regulated as Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol Service (“I-VoIP”), telecommunications, and/or telecommunications service. The FCC has not taken direct action in response. However, this does not mean the FCC has moved on from its consideration of the regulatory status of mobile calling apps. The FCC can and may take action on the regulatory status of such services at any time. Additionally, based upon the past conduct of the Universal Service Administrative Company (“USAC”), the Universal Service Fund (“USF”) Administrator, mobile calling apps may be classified as a USF-assessable service in the event of a USAC audit. In short, mobile calling app providers may be out of the frying pan, but not out of the fire!

This session will address the potential regulatory classifications and consequences that could befall various flavors of mobile calling apps, including UCaaS and online collaboration tools where voice is a component. 

Following the 45-minute webinar, Mr. Marashlian will field questions on any legal, tax or regulatory topic, so either come prepared with your questions OR submit your question in advance to Matt Lucas if you want to receive a direct and thorough response to your specific question.  All requests for questions to be considered confidential and/or anonymous will be honored. 

The expert Telecom Lawyers at Marashlian & Donahue, LLC, The CommLaw Group, will address these growing areas of concern at the Federal Level in a 1-hour Webinar, hosted by TeleStrategies. These experienced attorneys will not only fill you in on FCC developments, they will identify practical solutions to help achieve cost effective federal, state and local regulatory and communications tax compliance for service providers of all sizes.


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