Nevada joins the list of states that have affirmatively barred the state regulatory Commission from regulating VoIP services, other than subjecting them to public fee assessments such as USF, TRS, and 911.
The law, which became effective June 2, 2013, prohibits any state agency from regulating the rates, terms and conditions, or other requirements for entry for IP-enabled service or VoIP service. (See Definitions below).
The law defines VoIP service as any service that:
– Enables real-time, two-way voice communication originating from, or terminating at the user’s location in IP;
– Uses a broadband connection from the user’s location;
– and Permits a user to receive a call that originates on the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and to terminate a call to
IP-enabled service is defined as any service, capability, functionality, or application which uses an IP that enables an end user to send or receive a voice, data, or video communications. The term does not include VoIP service.
For more information about state regulatory developments for providers of VoIP contact your TMI Consultant.