VoIP Access Fees Face Tough Road Ahead At New FCC

Law360, Washington (November 30, 2016, 10:38 PM EST) -- A Federal Communications Commission move that allowed local carriers to collect access fees for sending calls "over the top" of internet service provider equipment, which was rejected by the D.C. Circuit earlier this month, faces dim prospects of renewal under a GOP-led commission, experts say.

A three-judge panel on Nov. 18 rejected the FCC's process, finding the agency didn't sufficiently justify its decision allowing the fees. The commission had argued that its February 2015 order allowing local carriers to charge the switching rates for voice over internet protocol...
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