May 1, 2012
Partner Henry T. Kelly was featured in a Video Insights interview for the Bloomberg BNA Internet Law Resource Center. The presentation provides practical guidance for carriers and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) providers. Mr. Kelly highlights key aspects of the FCC's November 18, 2011 Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. He explains how the order changes intercarrier compensation mechanisms. He reviews the FCC's efforts to cap and equalize intrastate, interstate and local billing rates. Mr. Kelly also discusses compensation for traffic originated by voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) terminated to the public switch telephone network. He concludes with useful advice regarding carriers' tariffs and methods to allocate and identify telecom traffic.