Global Guide to Radio Frequency Equipment Regulation ($100.00)
Virtually all devices that radiate RF energy and are manufactured, imported, and/or marketed in the subject nations are subject to stringent rules. The country summaries in this Guide provide valuable information concerning the pertinent RF equipment regulations in each country (or, in the case of the European Union, region).
This Guide analyzes and offers practical guidance regarding the FCC's Omnibus Order, which updated and clarified the FCC's regulations implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"). The Guide summarizes key provisions in the Order, and discusses the impact of the Order on a variety of industry segments. In particular, the Guide addresses the potential effect of the Order on communications service and software application (“app”) providers, as well as traditional telemarketing companies (and other callers under the TCPA).
Comprehensive Summary of the 2015 Open Internet Order ($250.00)
This comprehensive, but easy-to-digest summary (60 pages) of the FCC's most momentous ruling in years provides readers with a detailed explanation of the FCC's 2015 Open Internet Order, including its reclassification of Broadband Internet Access Services as "telecommunications services" subject to limited Title II regulations. It is a must have for any company struggling to understand how the reclassification of broadband Internet Access services impacts the Internet ecosystem.
Informational Memorandum - California PUC Regulation of Prepaid Services ($300.00)
California is among the most aggressive jurisdictions in terms of enforcing its regulations against telecommunications service providers. In particular, the California Public Utility Commission has aggressively targeted prepaid service providers. This Informational Memorandum analyzes and provides a detailed explanation of the compliance obligations imposed on various forms of prepaid telecommunications service providers operating in the State of California. We cover the license, registration, State USF and regulatory fee contribution obligations of providers of the following prepaid services: Prepaid Calling Cards, Prepaid Wireless, and Prepaid PIN-based services. This is an invaluable tool for all prepaid providers operating in the state to ensure you are complying with applicable laws and regulations.
Interconnected VoIP Service Provider Regulatory Guide ($200.00)
Contains easily digested information on all Federal Communications Commission (FCC), state Public Utility Commission (PUC), and even Canadian regulations impacting providers of VoIP telephony services. This is your Comprehensive Guide for Ensuring Compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and State Regulations Applicable to Interconnected VoIP and other Cloud Communications Services
A must have for new companies in the dynamic wireless marketplace. The MVNO Regulatory Compliance Guide contains essential information on Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) regulations impacting MVNOs. The Guide includes a thorough outline of regulatory requirements applicable to MVNOs from initial registration through ongoing compliance. The manual even contains helpful "Compliance Triggers" which highlight those important regulations which trigger ongoing compliance duties. This Guide serves as an excellent educational and reference tool for everyone in your enterprise, from senior management on down.
Our firm prepared this Network Outage Operational Manual to guide companies through the process of identifying and reporting network outages through the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) Network Outage Reporting System (“NORS”). Reporting requirements were recently extended to Interconnected VoIP providers. These new requirements are complex and can be confusing and frustrating.
This Operational Manual provides a high-level overview of the network outage reporting requirements, and identifies the outage thresholds and reporting deadlines for both wireline and Interconnected VoIP service outages. This manual is essential to compliance management for both wireline and Interconnected VoIP providers.
Stay on top of law enforcement surveillance requirements with our handy CALEA compliance guide. This Guide provides a detailed review of the FCC's regulations enforcing the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), including the requirement that all telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers complete and file a System Security & Integrity Plan (SSI Plan) to ensure CALEA compliance. Also included with the Guide are sample forms and answers to frequently asked questions about CALEA compliance.
The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act was passed by Congress to update our nation’s telecommunications protections for people with disabilities. The new law contains groundbreaking protections to enable people with disabilities to access broadband, digital and mobile innovations -- the emerging 21st century technologies for which the act is named.
CPNI stands for Customer Proprietary Network Information. CPNI is the private information that telecommunications service providers acquire about their subscribers and includes not only what services they use but their amount and type of usage. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 together with clarifications from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) generally prohibits the use or disclosure of CPNI without customer permission, even for the purpose of marketing the customers other services. During the past several years, next to the Universal Service Fund, no single area of telecommunications regulation has been enforced by the FCC more than its CPNI rules.
The CPNI Manual is an easy-to-use guide to understanding the FCC's complex CPNI regulations. The Manual outlines the steps a service provider must take and processes it must implement to remain compliant with the FCC's CPNI regulations year after year. This Manual also provides sample forms, a compliance checklist, and answers to frequently asked questions. Don't risk non-compliance, our CPNI Compliance Manual contains everything you need to know, all in one document.
This comprehensive memorandum describes the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC” or “Commission”) revenue reporting and Universal Service Fund (“USF”) Exemption Certification processes applicable to providers of wholesale telecommunications. In particular, the guide provides invaluable information on the revenue reporting duties arising from a company’s sale of wholesale telecommunications services. In simple language, the guide breaks down the complex Carrier’s Carrier Rule (“CCR”) and the wholesale reporting and compliance process. CCR compliance impacts all carriers in the supply chain, and can be highly complex and burdensome. This guide is an essential tool for all new market entrants, enabling them to manage risk and create opportunities for growth.
Primer on Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) (FREE)
The purpose of this Educational Advisory is to share our firm's collective experience in the area of TCPA compliance to ensure our clients are aware of the laws & regulations governing their marketing efforts that may implicate the TCPA.
At A Glance: Carriers Carrier Rule and FCC Form 499 (FREE)
Rules governing the Federal Universal Service Fund ("FUSF") mandate that all telecommunications service providers must determine what revenue is subject to direct FUSF contribution, and what revenue can be considered wholesale and exempt from contribution requirements.
At a Glance: FCC Form 499 Revenue Allocation (FREE)
The telecommunications services revenue subject to the Federal Universal Service Fund ("FUSF") contribution requirements are a telecommunications service providers' gross, billed, and collected interstate and international end-user telecommunications revenue.
A "must read" for any telecommunications provider and FCC Form 499 Filer; understand the process, risks, consequences and costs associated with USAC Audits of USF Contributors and resulting appeals to the FCC.
This guide details Federal Fee payment obligations imposed on providers of telecommunications and interconnected VoIP services and helps understand a service provider's regulatory obligations at the federal level.
Regulatory Primer: Entering the U.S. Telecommunications Market (FREE)
Entering the telecommunications marketplace as a service provider is no small undertaking. Providers must be prepared to proceed through the federal and state licensing or authorization process, typically submitting applications with the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC"), state public utilities commissions ("state PUCs") and state secretaries of state ("SoS").