The Regulatory Mix of state and federal telecom regulatory activitiesThe Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.





The FCC set the regulatory fees for Fiscal Year 2013. The Order also revised the methodology used to allocate the total amount to be collected among the various regulatory fee categories. To prevent large increases in some fee categories, the FCC capped fee increases at 7.5%. The FCC has not yet announced when the filing window for paying the fees will close. See FCC Order here.



The PUC has permanently suspended the effective date of a CenturyLink Next Generation 911 (NG911) tariff filing, which would introduce rates, terms, and conditions for NG911. The PUC held an informational meeting on July 30, 2013. An administrative proceeding has been opened that will provide a venue for all interested NG911 stakeholders to discuss and reach consensus or otherwise identify alternatives for key components of a statewide NG911 plan. TMI will continue to monitor and report on this proceeding.


Do you need to identify fees and funds like state and federal USF contributions, TRS, 911, or other  regulatory fees? Take a look at our Telecommunications Funds Matrix.



Telecom Regulatory Fees and Assessments



The COMPTEL PLUS Convention and Expo in Orlando will be held Monday, September 23, 2013, through Thursday, September 26, 2013 (this is a new schedule of Monday through Thursday). TMI will be hosting the FREE VoIP Workshop on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Click on the link above for more info about the Workshop and about COMPTEL PLUS.


Don’t be late with your FCC Form 477 filing. It is due September 1, 2013.

Download our 477 records layout below. Maybe we can help you?



477 Records Layout