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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, June 3, 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: The Regulatory Mix, US Congress, broadband, de-tariff, Maryland, deregulation, GAO, IXC

Managing Tariffs to Minimize Expense

Posted by Connie Wightman

Technologies Management, Inc. has been preparing tariffs for all types of carriers for over 25 years.  We don’t recall that any client ever thought of their tariffs as a revenue generator. Let’s face it, although tariffs can be useful, they fall squarely in the overhead category.

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Topics: tariff, telecom regulation, telecom deregulation, featured post, de-tariff

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Posted by Fran Martens

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: energy competition, US House of Representatives, NPA, de-tariff, North Carolina, New Jersey

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, December 16, 2013

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: operator services, The Regulatory Mix, tariff, telecom regulation, de-tariff

To De-tariff or Not To De-tariff . . . . .

Posted by Connie Wightman

. . . .To the extent that it is optional, I can make a pretty strong case either way. Tariffs are still a great way to clearly establish the relationship between service providers and their customers. A tariff provides both parties with many protections that might be tricky to negotiate in the form of a contract. A tariff protects the carrier from certain liabilities and lawsuits. But tariffs can also be a drain on resources and a drag on product and pricing changes.

 

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Topics: regulatory consulting, tariff, telecom regulation, de-tariff

To de-tariff, or not to de-tariff, that is the question.....

Posted by Iris Mennens

One of my responsibilities as an Associate Consultant at Technologies Management, Inc. is to ensure that our client's tariffs are compliant with federal and state rules and regulations. This includes preparing revisions to implement any changes. As more and more states are relaxing the requirements for tariff filings and/or allowing optional or voluntary detariffing, it has become somewhat of a dilemma for carriers as to whether they should keep a tariff on file with the Commission or withdraw it.

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Topics: friday feature, telecommunications regulatory consulting, de-tariff

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