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Notice of Quarterly USF Contribution Factor

The FCC announced that the Universal Service Fund quarterly contribution factor (“USF Contribution Factor”) applicable during the First Quarter of 2008 will be 10.2%. The Q1 2008 USF Contribution Factor represents a 0.8% decrease from…
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AT&T Forbearance Petition Order – Summary and Analysis

On October 12, 2007, the Federal Communications Commission granted a Forbearance Petition filed by AT&T last year; in so doing, the FCC effectively eliminated Title II regulation of AT&T’s packet-switched broadband network and optical telecommunications…
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Ohio Detariffing Initiative

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio released an Opinion and Order in Case No. 06-1345-TP-ORD pursuant to which it has enacted new retail telecommunications services rules as Chapter 4901:1-6 of the Ohio Administrative Code. In…
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Maine Detariffing Initiative

The Maine Public Utilities Commission recently issued an order in Docket No. 2007-234 mandating the detariffing of competitive local exchange and intrastate toll telecommunications services
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FCC Enforcement Policies – Section 214 ToC Violation

All entities holding Domestic and/or International Section 214 Authorizations (“214 licenses”) should be vigilant in ensuring their compliance with applicable Section 214 transactional (i.e., transfer of control/transfer of assets) and discontinuance requirements, as well as…
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Universal Service Fund Decrease

The FCC announced that the Universal Service Contribution Factor will be decreased to 0.11 or 11% for the fourth quarter of 2007. The new rate becomes effective November 1, 2007 and remains in effect until…
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