Regulatory Guidance

TeleCommunications are subscription-based regulatory alerts, FCC reports, and webcasts from the Communications & Media Practice at Moss Adams LLP. These updates and analysis focus on issues and developments that have the potential to significantly impact small and midsize telecommunications carriers.

With experienced professionals throughout the country, including in Washington DC, who monitor and work directly with government agencies and industry associations, Telecommunications offers the most up-to-date data on these key topics:

  • FCC orders
  • FCC reporting requirements
  • Public notices
  • Notices of proposed rulemaking
  • New and revised Rural Utility Service (RUS) rules
  • Court decisions
  • Legislative developments

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Fourth Quarter 2018 USF Contribution Factor Increases to 20.1% | Moss Adams Alert – September 12, 2018

The FCC released a public notice announcing that the proposed universal service contribution factor for the fourth quarter of 2018 is 20.1 percent, an increase from the third quarter contribution factor of 17.9 percent. All companies that assess their customers a Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) and choose to pass through this increase should have implemented the increase in their billing systems. In addition, since the change in the FUSC is a rate increase, those that pass through the surcharge are required to inform all affected customers.  Subscribe for more information >

FCC Releases June 30, 2017 Form 477 Broadband Deployment Data; Updates National Broadband Map | FCC Report – October 2018

The FCC released a public notice announcing the availability of updated data on fixed broadband deployment and mobile voice and broadband deployment as of June 30, 2017. The data was collected through the FCC Form 477 and includes any revisions made by filers through June 14, 2018. Subscribe for more information >

USAC Makes Non-Confidential Form 481 Data Publicly Available | FCC Report – October 2018

USAC has published non-confidential FCC Form 481 data filed this year by carriers participating in the High Cost program. The public data file contains a separate tab for each section of Form 481, with individual lines showing the information filed for each study area. Cells that are blacked out in the data file indicate the exclusion of certain information subject to protective order or not routinely available for inspection, as well as data for which a carrier requested confidential treatment.  Subscribe for more information >

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