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Charter's VoIP Service Exempt From State Regs, Judge Says

Law360, New York (May 9, 2017, 1:36 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota federal judge ruled in favor of Charter Advanced Services LLC and against a state regulator on Monday, finding that Charter's Voice over Internet Protocol service should be classified as an information service exempt from state regulation.

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson said in the opinion that Charter’s Spectrum Voice service, which transmits calls over a broadband connection, converts the information to be compatible with traditional phone service, distinguishing it from a telecommunications service under the state’s purview.

“The court agrees with Charter Advanced...
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Case Information

Case Title

Charter Advanced Services (MN), LLC et al v. Heydinger, et al

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Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute


Susan Richard Nelson

Date Filed

October 26, 2015

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