Commpliance Group

Tariffing

Agreements between businesses and their customers are among the most important assets a company can have. Common carriers serving the public (or offering service to such classes of consumer to effectively be available to the public) are often required to file “tariffs” with the Federal Communications Commission and state Public Utility Commissions (PUCs).  A tariff is a contract between you and your customers clearly specifying the services you offer, rates for your services, and the terms and conditions under which you offer service.

While the FCC only requires providers of interstate access services to file tariffs, most state PUCs continue to require all licensed local exchange, long distance, intrastate access and prepaid calling providers to file and maintain tariffs.

Tariff development and maintenance can be tedious, time-consuming, and often confusing because each state has a different set of requirements.  Keeping up with these requirements and implementing the frequent revisions dictated by business and market changes can tie up resources that could otherwise be used to grow a company’s revenue.  Our clients can be assured these requirements are met while enjoying the cost-effective options provided by The Commpliance Group.  We offer competitive, fixed-fee pricing that can meet a client’s needs without any hidden fees.  Our expert staff will create, revise, and maintain a client’s tariffs giving the client more time to focus on their business.  We can also conduct rate review and analysis before implementing tariff changes.  Finally, our proprietary database provides convenient access to tariff drafts, current effective tariffs and archived versions.

Most tariff projects fall under the fixed-fee pricing structure; however, issues can develop that take the project out of scope.  Unlike other consulting firms, The Commpliance Group has a relationship with its affiliate law firm, The CommLaw Group with licensed attorneys to assist in a matter when legal issues arise.  We provide competitive hourly fees as well as alternative billing arrangements when appropriate.  Both the consulting firm and the law firm offer the client access to a staff with significant experience in tariffing matters.

Our commitment:  The right professionals, on the right projects, for the right price

 

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