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
GSA has prepared a 2 part video and white paper on the Net Neutrality order. The following is the first in the series and covers the true meaning of Net Neutrality, where it began and what it means for you. Click the link to get the full article.
Read FCC Chaiman Tom Wheeler’s Speech on Broadband
FCC Announces Another Action/Fine
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Are you up to date on the changes happening with USAC’s Erate program? Want to learn more about the Erate Modernization order? Call GSA to review with one of our Erate specialists. For more information go to the following web page
The FCC announced that the 2015 First Quarter USF contribution factor will increase to 16.8%. This takes affect January 1, 2015. The new year is the perfect time to do a regulatory review. Please contact Karine at 678-304-6469 for more information on GSA’s services.
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
Make sure you have the correct licenses for your services. Have GSA perform your regulatory review to mitigate any risk now.
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.
http://transition.fcc.gov/fees/feefiler.htmlThe FCC has released its Annual FCC Regulatory Fee information. Fees are due by midnight, September 20, 2013.