Series of Programs on Intercarrier Compensation and USF Reform


Will "Connect America" Create a Disconnect for USF?

March 22, 2011 (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

The Sullivan & Worcester Telecommunications Group presented a series of interactive conference calls to assist our clients in understanding the implications of the FCC's recent Notices of Proposed Rulemaking concerning reform of the Intercarrier Compensation regime and the Universal Service Fund:

Friday, March 18th
11:00 am - Noon
The end of regulatory arbitrage?
We discussed the FCC's proposed near-term rule changes to address VoIP-originated traffic, phantom traffic, and access stimulation (a/k/a "traffic pumping")

Monday, March 21st
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Access charge winners and losers, and wither VoIP?
We discussed the FCC's proposal for long-term reform of the intercarrier compensation regime, and regulation of VoIP under Title I versus Title II

Tuesday, March 22nd
Noon - 1:00 pm
Will "Connect America" create a disconnect for USF?
We discussed the proposed changes to the Lifeline/Link-up program, reform of the Universal Service Fund, and creation of the Connect America Fund