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Telecommunications Carriers Start to Prepare for Recent FCC Regulation Rulings
DATAVO Says Compliance With FCC’s New Connect America Fund (CAF) Will Increase Telephone Bills For Some Customers
Most importantly, aside from renaming the USF to the Connect America Fund (CAF), the FCC has decided to redirect funds from the program as it stands today with emphasis on providing telephone service to rural areas and refocus its goal to providing affordable broadband in locations with little or entirely without broadband access. The FCC has made no mention of increasing carrier liabilities to cover the new plan and promises consumers and businesses will not be affected.
However, within the FCCs ruling they have decided to change the means by which carriers compensate one another for delivery of traffic between networks. It appears in response to carrier complaints and disputes pertaining to inter-carrier compensation the FCC have chosen to specifically tackle issues stemming from excessive unidentifiable traffic with the Connect America Fund. It is their belief improperly billed inter-carrier compensation results in inflated consumer invoicing and the CAF will target ICC rates and billing procedures in an attempt to decrease faulty call detail records and illegitimate revenue.
It is in this regard Datavo is sure average consumers, those not provided telephone or broadband service as a result of the CAF, will be ill affected by the program. Inter-
At this time the FCC has only released its executive summary on the topic; however has planned to execute Phase 1 of the program in January 2012.
Read the FCC Executive Summary at http://www.datavo.com/
Established in 1996 DATAVO is a privately held, California telecom company headquartered in North Hollywood. We currently provide telephone service to over 12,000 businesses throughout Los Angeles and Orange County and recognized as a low cost leader throughout the state. Our primary goal is simple. We aim to provide you with cost effective solutions to meet your business's telephone and broadband requirements as well as provide the customer service experience you expect for your company.
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Established in 1996 DATAVO is a privately held, California telecom company headquartered in North Hollywood. We aim to provide you with cost effective solutions to meet your business's telephone and broadband requirements.