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Affordably procure any license, registration or governmental authorization required to operate your business! 

The Commpliance Group’s professionally managed Licensing & Authorization procurement services are available to a broad range of communications service providers seeking to operate in the United States and Canada.  For equipment manufacturers and providers seeking to import/sell communications equipment, we offer a variety of Equipment Authorization and associated engineering and testing services.

Our coverage includes the vast majority of Licenses, Registrations and Governmental Authorizations required under the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), State Public Utility Commissions (nationwide), and the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).  Through our strategic affiliation with European counsel, The Commpliance Group also offers market entry services throughout the European Union.

All licensing services available for affordable, fixed fee billing arrangements:

  • Fixed Fee FCC Licensing
  • Fixed Fee State Utility Commission Licensing
  • Fixed Fee Canadian Licensing
  • Fixed Fee European Union Licensing

Our experienced consultants and regulatory specialists will guide you through the regulatory Licensing, Registration and Governmental Authorization processes. You will also obtain access to our web-based compliance management portal, CommTRACK$, where you can monitor the status of your filings, upload and update information, and store information and proof of licensing/registration/authorization for future reference.

OUR PRICE GUARANTEE:  Don't sign that contract!  On an "Apples to Apples" basis, we will beat any competitor's proposal for licensing & registration services by 10% or more!  Contact us now to receive a competitive proposal.

 

Interstate & International Telecommunications

  • 214 License – any party seeking to provide common carrier telecommunications and data transmission services between the U.S. and a foreign point (or from foreign points to the U.S.) must obtain authorization from the FCC pursuant to section 214 of the Communications Act.  There are two, very distinct FCC approval processes – Streamlined and Non-Streamlined:

Streamlined. Typically granted within 30 days of FCC’s acceptance of application for streamlined processing.  Available to applicant’s without 10% or greaater foreign ownership.

Non-Streamlined. All applicants not qualifying for streamlined processing will be subject to the non-streamlined process which may entail more extensive scrutiny by the FCC or Team Telecom.

  • 499 Registration – providers offering interstate or international services are required to register with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) and obtain a 499 Filer ID. USAC and the FCC require Filer IDs for purposes of Universal Service and Telecommunications Relay Service Funds, and other federal regulatory compliance duties. Many suppliers require customers to provide evidence of FCC Registration in compliance with the Carrier’s Carrier Rule. 
  • Washington, DC Registered Agent Services – Federal law, 47 U.S.C. §413, and FCC regulations mandate that all companies registering with the FCC have a Washington, DC registered agent. 
  • CRTC Registration -- The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission requires non-facilities-based telecommunications providers to register and, if international services are offered, obtain a Basic International Telecommunications  Services (BITS) license.

All licensing services offered at competitive "Fixed-Fee" or "Fee Range" pricing.  Contact us for a customized quote.

 

VoIP (Interconnected and Non-Interconnected)

  • 499 Registration – providers offering both “Interconnected” and “Non-Interconnected” Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services are required to register with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) and obtain a 499 Filer ID. USAC and the FCC require Filer IDs for purposes of Universal Service and Telecommunications Relay Service Funds, and other federal regulatory compliance duties. Many suppliers require customers to provide evidence of FCC Registration in compliance with the Carrier’s Carrier Rule. 
  • Washington, DC Registered Agent Services – Federal law, 47 U.S.C. §413, and FCC regulations mandate that all companies registering with the FCC have a Washington, DC registered agent. 
  • CRTC Registration – The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission requires VoIP providers to register and, if international services are offered, obtain a Basic International Telecommunications  Services (BITS) license. 
  • State Utility Commission and Program Administrator Registrations – providers of Interconnected VoIP services must register with approximately half of the Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) or state-designated USF or TRS program administrators throughout the U.S. before offering services to in-state consumers.

All licensing services offered at competitive "Fixed-Fee" or "Fee Range" pricing.  Contact us for a customized quote.

 

In-State Telecommunications (Local Exchange (CLEC), Long Distance (IXC), Prepaid Calling Card and more)

State Utility Commission Licensing and Registrations – providers offering a variety of traditional intrastate telecommunications services are required to register or obtain licenses (Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity) from state Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) throughout the U.S.  

The following types of service providers are generally subject to state PUC licensing requirements:

  • CLEC – Competitive Local Exchange
  • IXC – Long Distance
  • Prepaid Calling Card and other Prepaid Telecommunications
  • Inmate Telecommunications Services
  • Payphone 

All licensing services offered at competitive "Fixed-Fee" or "Fee Range" pricing.  Contact us for a customized quote.

 

Wireless (MVNO)

State Utility Commission and Program Administrator Registrations – providers of wireless services (including resellers and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)) must register with approximately half of the Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) or state-designated USF or TRS program administrators throughout the U.S. before offering services to in-state consumers.

All licensing services offered at competitive "Fixed-Fee" or "Fee Range" pricing.  Contact us for a customized quote.

 

Broadcasters

Currently, new broadcast licenses can only be obtained through auctions, designated filing windows or select application procedures.  Because of the special nature of broadcast licenses, The Commpliance Group works in conjunction with the attorneys at The CommLaw Group to help companies plan for the opportunities to obtain new authorizations. 

Please contact us to arrange for a consultation to determine if and when the broadcast licenses you are seeking will become available.

 

Cable/IPTV

Cable and IPTV providers and other media distributors must obtain local or state-wide franchise authority to operate their systems.  In coordination with the attorneys at The CommLaw Group, we can efficiently and affordably obtain authorizations for your company to operate in your desired markets.  Due to the differences in the franchise requirements for states and localities, the fees for these services vary depending upon the market. 

Please contact us for a current Schedule of Fees.

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