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VoIP Providers Face Regulatory Compliance Deadlines

WHILE STOPPING SHORT OF DECLARING providers of interconnected VoIP services to be offering telecommunications services, the Federal Communications Commission has imposed increased regulation on such providers. Further regulatory burdens are likely in the coming months and years. Late last year, the FCC established deadlines of Feb. 12 and March 12, 2007, by which interconnected VoIP […]

FCC Tightens Leash on VoIP

ON JUNE 27, THE FCC released the text of its Universal Service Contribution Methodology Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which, for the first time, extends Universal Service Fund contribution requirements to interconnected VoIP providers. The ruling additionally requires interconnected VoIP providers to register with the FCC as providers of domestic, interstate services. […]

FCC Revamps USF Contribution Base to Include VoIP

As expected, the FCC on Wednesday changed the way it gathers contributions to the Universal Service Fund (USF). Interconnected VoIP providers now must contribute and wireless providers will pay more. The FCC with a full complement of commissioners after more than a year was under pressure to add contributors to the USF requirements because, in […]

Countdown to VoIP E911 Compliance

With compliance deadlines for the FCCs VoIP E911 Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking looming, lets take a look at the specific obligations it requires with respect to customer notification, technical compliance and compliance reporting. While some of the preliminary deadlines have passed, primary compliance with technical and reporting requirements must be completed by […]

VoIP Inc. Joins Stealths VPF

VoIP services provider VoIP Inc. has interconnected its VoiceOne network with Stealth Communications’ Voice Peering Fabric, a peering network that allows members to exchange VoIP traffic without relying on the PSTN. [A]ll members of Stealth’s network now have immediate access to VoiceOne’s v911 service nationwide, as well as all of our advanced broadband services, says […]

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