FCC Alters Filing Requirements

Today the FCC announced it was eliminating certain Federal reports for US telecommunications carriers offering International services; specifically the annual traffic and revenue reports. The FCC sited costs vs. benefits as the reason for this move and infers the savings will benefit both carriers as well as government bodies. To read the full report follow this link https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-streamlines-part-43-international-reporting-requirements

FCC Imposes Penalty for Non-Compliance

On May 23, 2014 the FCC imposed a penalty of $408,668 against RB Communications,
Inc., d/b/a Starfone (Starfone or the Company) for providing interstate and international telecommunications services over a four-year period without first meeting important regulatory
obligations.

Make sure you have the correct licenses for your services. Have GSA perform your regulatory review to mitigate any risk now.

WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF FINAL LIFELINE BIENNIAL AUDIT PLAN

FCC released late 4/2/14 The Wireline Competition Bureau’s announcement of the final Lifeline Biennial Audit Plan. ETCs that receive $5 million or more from the low-income program, as determined on a holding company basis including all operating companies and affiliates, for calendar year 2013 will be subject to the first round of biennial audits.

To get started on your audit please call GSA at 678-304-6469.