Zoom Urges FCC To Keep Light Regulatory Approach To VoIP

Law360 (July 15, 2020, 5:16 PM EDT) -- Zoom Video Communications Inc., the software company that provides virtual conferencing services, lodged its first lobbying filing with the Federal Communications Commission earlier this week, urging the agency to maintain a light touch in regulating Voice over Internet Protocol and online video providers.

In its Monday filing, Zoom said the FCC should consider its "existing policy of nonregulation" when mulling whether or not to make one-way VoIP providers contribute to the agency's Universal Service Fund, which subsidizes programs that ensure as many people as possible have access to affordable internet and phone service.

If the commission were to impose Universal Service...

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