Negotiations of Interconnection and Commercial Agreements

Intercarrier Access

  • Optimize your access revenue and be sure you get fully compensated for access services you provide. The TMI team has successfully negotiated client access charges and payments that have been contested resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue collected by our clients.
  • Benefit from the extensive knowledge our consultants have collectively amassed to provide expert assistance in negotiating Intercarrier Access Charges. Revenue from interstate and intrastate access charges is an often overlooked but potentially very lucrative component of a CLEC's business. TMI has developed sophisticated tools that allow us to develop access charges that maximize your revenues from this source while maintaining compliance with all federal and state rate caps and other requirements. Our consultants have successfully negotiated client access charges and payments that have been contested by other carriers, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue collection by our clients.
  • Do not overlook this vital part of your potential revenue development during the critical FCC Intercarrier Compensation Reform that continues its enactment timeline through 2017.

Switched Access Dispute Blog Series:

Switched Access Disputes – Don’t Get Bullied (Part 1)

Switched Access Disputes – Don’t Get Bullied (Part 2)

Switched Access Disputes - Don't Get Bullied  (Part 3)

Interconnection Agreements and Commercial Agreements

TMI provides sound advice and reliable assistance to help you successfully negotiate an interconnection agreement and/or commercial agreement. These contractual agreements that define the rates, terms and conditions for interconnection between two carriers are key elements of any competitive local exchange carrier’s operations. TMI consultants provide perceptive options and assist in reviewing, comparing, and negotiating or opting into agreements with incumbent local exchange companies. Our consulting staff has direct, hands-on, successful experience in negotiating and arbitrating agreements before regulatory commissions.