Missouri began deregulating telecommunications services in 2008. In 2011, the state of Missouri allowed telecommunications companies to elect not to file retail tariffs. Now a new law in Missouri will exempt telecommunications companies’ retail services from all telecommunications regulation.
Companies will still be required to:
1) collect the universal service fund surcharge
2) report intrastate telecommunications service revenues
3) provide location information in emergency situations
Carriers will also remain subject to general, non-telecommunications-specific statutory requirements to the extent applicable. The new law also replaces the current certification process with the same registration process used for VoIP providers.
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