CommLaw Monitor

News and analysis from Kelley Drye’s communications practice group

FCC Says Slamming Rules Do Not Apply to VoIP Providers

The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the FCC has reversed a November decision by its Consumer Policy Division relating to alleged slamming by a VoIP provider. The Bureau's May 19 ruling granted a request to…

FCC Proposes $100,000 Fine for Failure to Obtain a 214

With the new chairman still awaiting Senate confirmation, it has been fairly quiet on the enforcement front the past few months. Yesterday was an exception, when the the FCC released an NAL proposing to fine a carrier…

International Prepaid Card Providers Petition FCC to File USF Form 499As

A group of international prepaid card companies have petitioned the FCC for a rule change that will allow them to file their own FCC Form 499As to cover the universal service fund assessments on their traffic. The…

VoIP Gets More Duck-Like: FCC Extends Discontinuance of Service Rules to Interconnected VoIP Providers

In a move that surprised almost no one, the FCC extended its discontinuance of service rules to providers of interconnected VoIP services. When this latest action becomes effective, interconnected VoIP providers will…

Preview of FCC Open Meeting: VoIP, Number Porting Items are on the Agenda

Late last night, the FCC announced its agenda for its May 13 Open Meeting . Highlighting the agenda are items relating to VoIP provider discontinuance obligations and LNP deadlines. VoIP The FCC announced that it…