Cheng-yi Liu

Cheng-yi Liu Mr. Liu's expertise is in telecommunications legal and regulatory matters such as common carrier compliance, VoIP regulation, enforcement issues, telecommunications-related surcharges and assessments, Universal Service Fund compliance, and FCC rulemaking proceedings.

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FCC Temporarily Waives International Traffic Reporting Requirements

The Federal Communications Commission recently issued a temporary waiver of its international traffic and revenue reporting requirements while it contemplates a more permanent scaling-back of regulatory burdens associated with international telecommunications services. Long-time readers of our blog may recall that we reported on FCC “reductions” to international reporting obligations a few years ago – but … Continue Reading

FCC Clarifies (?) TCPA Autodialing Requirements

Take-home message: Do as we say, NOT as we do! Pursuant to “clarifications” provided in a recent FCC Declaratory Ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the FCC and FTC are both in violation of the TCPA’s prohibition against making autodialed calls to a consumer’s wireless phone without prior express consent. Whose phone? You … Continue Reading

FCC Form 499-A: Updated and Ready to File by April 1

The FCC has released its updated Form 499-A and accompanying instructions. This year's update has some interesting twists. All telecommunications providers are also reminded that the annual FCC Form 499-A filing is due by April Fools' Day (that's April 1, 2013). Late filings can be subject to severe penalties. So don't be foolish - file on time!… Continue Reading

Telecom Providers and Manufacturers: Accessibility-Related Recordkeeping and Certification Requirements Are Now in Effect

For some time already many, if not most, communications service providers and equipment makers have had to ensure accessibility to the disabled; now they've got to keep records of those efforts AND separately certify to the FCC that they're in fact keeping those records.… Continue Reading
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