DC Circ. Backs FCC On Teleconference Co. Fund Payments

Law360, Los Angeles (July 2, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday refused to strike down a Federal Communications Commission decision that effectively requires all providers of teleconference services to pay into a federal fund promoting consumer telecommunications access, rejecting the Conference Group LLC’s claim that the agency adjudication qualified as procedurally unlawful rulemaking.

A three-judge panel ruled the FCC acted lawfully when it issued a decision compelling InterCall Inc. and similar companies, including the Conference Group, to make payments to the Universal Service Fund. The Conference Group argued the FCC's decision in...
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