Tag Archives: Regulatory fee

ITSPs and CMRS Providers Can Now Review and Revise FCC Annual Regulatory Fee Information; September Payment Deadline Not Yet Set

By Public Notice released Friday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) announced that Interstate Telecommunications Service Providers (ITSP) and Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) providers can now log in to preview the provider’s FY2017 regulatory fee data in the FCC’s Fee Filer system.  ITSPs and CMRS providers have limited time to request any revisions … Continue Reading

In a Shift, FCC Shelves Prior Forfeiture Methodology For Failure to Pay Into USF and Other Federal Programs

Today, the Federal Communications Commission released a Policy Statement announcing a “treble damages” methodology to assess forfeitures for failure to make payment to a series of federal programs, a move which the agency anticipates will allow it to begin “significantly more investigations.”    The new policy appears to allow the FCC to impose significantly larger fines than … Continue Reading

Regulatory Fees Order for FY 2014 Released; September 23 Payment Deadline Set

As a result of the Federal Communications Commission ‘s Regulatory Fees Order released last Friday, submarine cable licensees will see a welcome decline in fees for fiscal year 2014 due to a reallocation among International Bureau regulatees, and Responsible Organizations (“RespOrgs”) will begin paying regulatory fees on toll free numbers in fiscal year 2015.  However, among other decisions, … Continue Reading

Interstate Telecommunications Service Provider and Commercial Mobile Radio Service Provider FY2014 Regulatory Fee Data Available

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that Interstate Telecommunication Service Provider (ITSP) and Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS)  data, on which FY2014 regulatory fees will be based, is now available on Fee Filer – the FCC’s electronic filing and payment system. The FCC has not yet released its FY2014 Regulatory Fees Report and Order … Continue Reading

Annual FCC Regulatory Fees Due September 13, 2012

As is customary every year, the FCC recently announced the due date for its annual FCC regulatory fees. Regulatory fees must be paid no later than 11:59 PM on September 13, 2012, Eastern Daylight Time. Most federal licensees and other regulated entities must pay these regulatory fees to offset costs associated with the FCC’s enforcement, … Continue Reading

FCC Extends Regulatory Fee Deadline Until Friday

If you missed last night’s deadline for making FCC regulatory fee payments, there’s good news.  The FCC extended the deadline by 48 hours;  Fees are now due by September 16 at 11:59 pm.  Late payments after that date are subject to a mandatory, non-waivable late fee of 25% of the amount due.… Continue Reading

2011 Regulatory Fee Update — Fees Due September 14

As in years, past, we’re tracking the FCC Regulatory fees for you.  The Regulatory Fee is an annual assessment mandated by Congress to recover most of the FCC’s cost of doing business.  Regulatory fees are recovered directly from the entities the FCC regulates.  As I’ve noted before, the FCC collects nearly half of its fees … Continue Reading

FCC Regulatory Fee Proposal May Resolve Long Pending VoIP Petition Too

According to the FCC’s weekly list of pending items on circulation, the Commission appears ready to resolve a longstanding petition by an interconnected VoIP provider to cancel its 2007 FCC regulatory fee.  The ruling could have impact on future regulatory fee assessments, but the specific relief relating to 2007 (if the petitioner is successful) is likely … Continue Reading

2010 Regulatory Fee Update — FCC Begins Accepting Payments

It’s official — FCC regulatory fees are due on August 31.  Here are the links you will need to make payment by the deadline: FCC announcement of the August 31 deadline FCC public notice — Payment methods and procedures FCC public notice – Fee filer system FCC public notice — ITSP fees (with payment code) … Continue Reading

FCC Regulatory Fees Likely Due in August

In July, we reported that the FCC had adopted its FY 2010 regulatory fee schedule.  In past years, regulatory fees were due in September, usually in the third week of the month.  However, it looks like this year’s fee will be due significantly earlier — by August 31, 2010. The first hint of an earlier … Continue Reading

Final 2010 FCC Regulatory Fees Released

Following on the release of the 2010-11 TRS Fund contribution factor, the Commission today released its final regulatory fee schedule for FY 2010.  The Commission adopted a telecommunications provider fee that is slightly lower than it proposed in April.  The regulatory fee for telecommunications providers (including audio bridging providers) is $0.00349 per revenue dollar reported … Continue Reading

Proposed 2010 FCC Regulatory Fees Released

On April 13, the FCC released its proposed schedule of FY 2010 FCC Regulatory Fees.  By law, the FCC is obligated to collect $335 million in fees in FY 2010 from the entities that it regulates.  This order identifies how the FCC proposes to allocate the fees.  Among the highlights: The regulatory fee for telecommunications carriers … Continue Reading