The 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 has delayed the deadline for filing the Form 477 (Local Telephone Competition and Broadband Reporting) until October 1, 2014. Normally, the filing would have been due by September 1, 2014. The filing window will open July 31, 2014. See our Blog dated 6/12/14.
Inmate Calling Service Rates
The FCC announced that the Office of Management and Budget has approved the one-time, mandatory data collection adopted as part of its Inmate Calling Service Rates Order. See our Blog FCC Caps Interstate Inmate Calling Services Rates dated 8/9/13. The FCC said it would announce, in a separate notice, the due date for data.
New laws in Colorado reclassify virtually all telecommunications services as Part 4 services that are exempt from regulation. In addition, IP-enabled services and VoIP services are added to the list of services exempt from regulation. TMI Regulatory Bulletin Service subscribers see Colorado Bulletin dated 6/9/14.