Tribal Telecoms Tell FCC To Preserve Call-Connection Charges

Law360 (March 22, 2019, 8:27 PM EDT) -- A Native American telecom provider has urged the Federal Communications Commission to preserve the charges local exchange carriers can levy when they transfer a call from a long-distance carrier, as they said this income is essential for rural service providers.

The plea from Native American Telecom LLC comes amid an agency effort to root out artificial inflation of those charges, called traffic pumping, by either making local carriers absorb the charges or by using a “bill-and-keep” system that makes each carrier responsible for its own charges.

While the reform push has drawn support from major players in the telecom industry —...

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