As has been expected, the FCC late Friday released an order finding that states can require nomadic interconnected VoIP providers such as Vonage to pay state universal service fund contributions on a prospective basis provided that (1) the relevant state’s contribution rules are consistent with the FCC’s universal service contribution rules (i.e., states must allow a provider to treat as intrastate for state USF purposes the same revenues treated by the provider as intrastate under the FCC’s USF contribution rules), and (2) the state does not apply its contribution rules to intrastate VoIP revenues attributable to another state (i.e., no two states can impose USF assessments on the same intrastate revenues).

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