Missouri Deregulation of TelecmmunicationsMissouri 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.  


However, a company may elect to remain subject to certain statutes, rules, or orders by notifying the Missouri Public Service Commission.


Contact me for assistance with these developments or if you need more information. Email

tforte@inteserra.com or DID 407-740-3001.


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Regulatory Briefing


Our Telecommunications Funds Matrix can help you identify USF surcharge amounts!

Telecom Regulatory Fees and Assessments


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