The FCC decision granting in part and denying in part InterCall’s USF appeal will have broad implications for all types of conference service providers. For the first time in the service’s 25 year history, the FCC has given guidance on how to classify conference call services. For stand alone conferencing providers, this guidance will impose direct USF obligations on CSPs for the first time. It also may portend the application of an assortment of other regulatory requirements on CSPs. This will lead to significant changes in business practices with a CSP's vendors and customers. For integrated providers, the FCC’s ruling may require modification to USF allocation practices already in place. For all providers, new compliance and monitoring procedures will be necessary to comply with the Order.
Join Kelley Drye’s Communications Practice as members of the group explore the implications of the decision. As the attorneys who represented InterCall in the FCC proceedings and successfully argued against retroactive USF liability, the group has a unique perspective on the implications of the Order for the entire conferencing industry.
In this two-hour webinar, attorneys will discuss such topics as:
- Summary of the Order;
- Prospective USF obligations;
- Required forms to be submitted;
- Potential tax and state regulatory implications;
- Implications of the legal rationale for other aspects of your business;
- Changes to vendor and customer-level business practices; and
- Consequences associated with non-compliance.