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New California Broadband and Voice Reporting Due April 28, 2017

Posted by Connie Wightman

In order to analyze the status of competition in California, the Public Utilities Commission has a new annual reporting obligation for providers who are required to submit FCC 477 reports. 

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Topics: Compliance Reporting, featured post, Form 477 Data, Home Page, California Broadband and Voice Reporting

Annual Telecom Regulatory Compliance Reporting: ‘Tis the Season!

Posted by Patrick MacNeil

It’s that time again.  For those of us who work in regulatory roles within our companies, we know what annual telecom regulatory compliance reporting season means.

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Topics: Compliance Reporting, Home Page, annual telecom regulatory compliance reporting

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, September 25, 2015

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, TRS, 911, Compliance Reporting, Sprint

Year-End Conference Calls are Essential to a Successful New Year

Posted by Alex Fernandez

For sure, I'm not the only one feeling how fast 2014 is coming to an end. Just the other day I overheard a couple at the grocery store telling their cashier how they saw a Christmas commercial for the first time this season. This made me realize that the Holidays are right around the corner and much preparation is in order. To that end and as it relates to compliance reporting in the telecom world, this is the time to prepare for a year-end gathering of the minds with your compliance reporting personnel to discuss plans for 2015. Past accomplishments, anticipated documents and projected changes should be at the forefront of discussions. Whether your regulatory team is comprised of internal or external experts, aggregating their invaluable knowledge and drawing on their experiences will ensure your organization will hit the ground running in 2015.

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Topics: Telecom Annual Reports, friday feature, telecom regulation, Compliance Reporting

TMI Update: FCC Form 481 High Cost/Lifeline Filing Due Date is Here!

Posted by Trish Kirby

Ready to blast off?   The FCC High Cost/Lifeline annual report Form 481 filings are due earlier than in prior years. This year they are due July 1, 2014.  Are you an FCC-approved ETC providing High Cost/Lifeline services? Not only is there the filing at the FCC, there are individual state filing requirements as well.  See our 8/14/13 blog article FCC Form 481 High Cost/Lifeline Filing Due Date.

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Topics: ETC, Lifeline, Compliance Reporting, FCC Forms, high cost/lifeline form 481

Nevada Policy Regarding Late Report Filing - 2014 Update

Posted by Marie Simpson

In TMI’s 2013 Blog article“ Nevada Stacks the Odds Against Re gulatory Compliance”  by Sharon Thomas dated 9/10/13, we provided the details of Nevada’s “zero tolerance” policy for telecom carriers and other regulated utilities who filed late or filed incomplete annual reports, annual assessments, TDD surcharges, and CMRS(wireless) licensing fees. To prepare for 2014 and keep carriers aware of Nevada’s continued zero tolerance policy, we thought an update would be in order.

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Topics: TDD, wireless, Compliance Reporting, Nevada, CPCN

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, May 2, 2014

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, ETC, Connect America Fund, rural call completion, Compliance Reporting, Ohio

CVAA? FCC Reminds Carriers of Related Compliance Filings

Posted by Amy Gross

The FCC released a Public Notice reminding service providers and equipment manufacturers of their obligations under the FCC’s disability accessibility rules. By April 1, 2014, covered entities must complete, submit, and maintain the following three pieces of information in the “Recordkeeping Compliance Certification and Contact Information Registry” (RCCCI Registry):

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Topics: FCC, Compliance Reporting, CVAA

March 3rd - Here Comes The FCC Form 477 Data Filing Deadline Again!

Posted by Hal Stringer

FCC Form 477s must be filed very soon - March 3, 2014 to be exact. Normally due on the first of March, this year’s deadline has been extended to March 3rd. Hurray for 2 extra days! For many carriers, the broadband reporting requirement of the Form 477 is the most difficult to manage. That’s because providers are required to report detailed broadband subscriber data by US Census Tract. Reporting must be done in four broad steps:

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Topics: FCC, telecommunications regulatory consulting, Compliance Reporting, 477 reporting

Changes on 2014 Horizon: Rural Call Completion & Special Access Data

Posted by Alex Fernandez

Now that 2013 is over and behind us, we can focus on the challenges of 2014. With the New Year comes change and 2014 will have no shortage of such. Among the many changes, are the highly anticipated final FCC Orders on the requirements for Special Access Data and Rural Call Completion. These changes are broad in nature and are expected to have a lasting effect on carriers.
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Topics: rural call completion, Compliance Reporting, special access

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