Case Study - USF Traffic Analysis

Posted by Ryan Guthrie on Aug 14, 2018 12:19:51 PM

In February 2018, an up and coming VoIP service provider contacted us about performing a USF traffic analysis before their next quarterly filing. With the 'Safe Harbor' rate set at 64.9% and the quarterly contribution factor increasing to an all time high of 19.5%, D3 Unified Communications decided it was time to explore the option of performing a traffic study.

Within 1 week, we had a data sample from D3 and provided a free high level estimate of what their actual PIU would be if we completed the traffic study. Our quick analysis on the data estimated that their actual PIU would be less than half of the 'Safe Harbor' rate of 64.9%. The decision to perform the traffic study became an easy one to make as the savings were very evident.

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Topics: USF, FCC, Case Study, Regulatory

4Q USF Contribution Factor Highest Ever

Posted by Ryan Guthrie on Oct 5, 2017 10:52:40 AM

The proposed USF Contribution Factor for 4th Quarter 2017 is 18.8%.

The FCC recently announced that the proposed Federal Universal Service Fund ("USF") contribution factor for the 4Q of 2017 will be 18.8%. This is a significant increase from the 3Q rate of 17.1% and the highest contribution factor in the history of the USF.  

What Should You do?

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Topics: USF, Regulatory

Rural Call Completion Officially Begins

Posted by Ken Babcock on Mar 10, 2015 4:02:00 PM

In case you haven’t seen the latest information released from the FCC, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has put their final stamp of approval on the Rural Call Completion Order.  While conversations around the order have been swirling since late 2013, the OMB approval means that all long distance voice service providers must take action by April 1, 2015.

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Topics: USF, Regulatory

ATS Adds 4 New Clients to Universal Service Fund Traffic Study Service

Posted by Ryan Guthrie on Jun 4, 2012 2:01:00 PM

Advanced Technologies & Services, Inc. (ATS), a leading provider of operations and business support systems (OSS/BSS) for communications providers, announced it has added four new clients to its Universal Service Fund Traffic Study service.

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Topics: USF, Regulatory