Keep up with the latest developments and legal issues in the telecommunications and emerging technology sectors, with exclusive access to a comprehensive collection of telecommunications law news,...
The Federal Communications Commission Oct. 24 published its final rule (released Oct. 7) expanding the roster of contributors to the Commission's program aimed at improving communications access for individuals with hearing or speech disabilities (Contributions to the Telecommunications Relay Services Fund,FCC, CG Docket No. 11-47, 10/07/11).
Under the rule, non-interconnected VoIP service providers must begin participating in the interstate Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund, which allows phone use by persons with hearing and speech disabilities.
Such VoIP service providers must participate “in a manner … consistent with and comparable to the obligations of other TRS Fund contributors,” the FCC said in a notice published in the Federal Register on Oct. 25.
Currently, providers of interstate and international telecommunications services and interconnected VoIP service contribute to the TRS fund, but non-interconnected VoIP providers do not, according to the FCC.
Carriers and interconnected VoIP service providers contribute to the TRS fund on the basis of interstate end-user telecommunications and interconnected VoIP revenues, the FCC said.
The contribution amount is the product of the service provider's interstate end-user revenues and a contribution factor determined annually by the commission, the agency said.
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).
This Bloomberg BNA report is available on standing order, which ensures you will all receive the latest edition. This report is updated annually and we will send you the latest edition once it has been published. By signing up for standing order you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you need. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.372.1033, option 5, or by sending us an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order
Notify me when new releases are available (no standing order will be created)