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By Thomas Crowe Esq
In an initiative launched on April 30, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") is seeking comment on substantially reforming its Universal Service Fund ("USF") contribution methodology.
Recent developments at the FCC, summarized separately below, are likely to have a significant and direct impact upon the operations of prepaid calling card providers.
On August 9, 2004, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling (NPRM and Ruling) which lay out the agency's proposed approach to implementing a legal framework for the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), particularly with respect to packet-mode technologies such as VoIP.  The FCC's actions, on which it is seeking industry comment, are intended to advance legal and policy proposals wi
On July 2, 2004, the IRS published a notice in the Federal Register ("Notice") announcing that it was opening a proceeding to study the applicability of the Federal Excise Tax ("FET") to current communications services.