Razorsight Releases Regulatory Brief: The FCC’s Proposed Access Reform: Real or a Head Fake?

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A short history of telecom regulation that focuses on the myriad issues and competing interests the FCC must balance as it attempts to modernize the nation’s outdated telecommunications laws and align them with the explosive growth of wireless and IP oriented traffic and applications. It closely examines the juxtaposition of Originating and Terminating Access charges, implicit subsidies such as the SLC and USF, and the resultant arbitrage and plethora of disputes that presently exists against the backdrop of a rapid evolution of an all IP network and increasing reliance on wireless.

I'm certain that everyone on all sides of these issues (Carriers, Infrastructure Suppliers, Consultants, Regulators, Lawyers, Businesses and Consumers) will find this Free Regulatory Brief to be timely, relevant and insightful

Razorsight a provider of Cloud based Business Intelligence and Profit Analytics solutions for communications service providers (CSPs), in conjunction with leading regulatory law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP today released a Regulatory Brief with a current analysis of the FCC’s recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding overhaul of the intercarrier compensation framework which is commonly known as “Access Reform”.

The brief provides a short history of telecom regulation and a good assessment of how we arrived at this point. It then focuses on the myriad issues and competing interests the FCC must balance as it attempts to modernize the nation’s outdated telecommunications laws, and align them with the explosive growth of wireless and IP oriented traffic and applications. It closely examines the juxtaposition of Originating and Terminating Access charges, implicit subsidies such as the SLC and USF, and the resultant arbitrage and plethora of disputes that exists against the backdrop of a rapid evolution of an all IP network and increasing reliance on wireless.

“We’re appreciative of the time and energy that the regulatory experts at Kelley Drye, led by Brad Mutschelknaus and Chip Yorgitis, have invested in these issues, and we’re excited about the overview and analysis we’re able to provide as a result of their expertise in Access Reform and the major decisions before the FCC and the State PUCs,” said Razorsight CEO Charlie Thomas. “I’m certain that everyone on all sides of these issues (Carriers, Infrastructure Suppliers, Consultants, Regulators, Lawyers, Businesses and Consumers) will find this Free Regulatory Brief to be timely, relevant and insightful”.

About Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an international law firm founded in 1836 with approximately 400 lawyers and other professionals practicing in New York, NY; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Stamford, CT; Parsippany, NJ; and Brussels, Belgium, additionally offering a full scope of legal service through our affiliate relationship with the Mumbai-based independent law firm, Wakhariya & Wakhariya. Kelley Drye helps clients reach their business goals by providing legal advice in more than 30 practice areas, delivered with efficiency, lean staffing, excellence in advocacy, early resolution of litigation and use of state-of-the-art technology.

This paper was developed by Razorsight in association with Brad Mutschelknaus and Chip Yorkgitis, partners in the Telecommunications Practice Group at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Kelley Drye & WarrenLLP is an international law firm and its Telecommunications Practice Group has extensive experience in representing independent LECs, CLECs, VoIP providers, long distance companies and wireless carriers in intercarrier compensation-related contractual matters, lawsuits and regulatory proceedings.

About Razorsight
Razorsight Corporation provides Cloud based business intelligence and profit analytics solutions for Communications Services Providers. Razorsight's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivers unparalleled visibility into all aspects of cost and revenue assurance. By easily integrating with legacy systems, and combining disparate data into a single, powerful analytics engine, Razorsight has transformed the way communications providers manage all aspects of Off-Net costs and revenue. Razorsight's highly scalable, web-based software is easy to install, requires no capital investment, and has delivered millions of dollars in profitability gains at industry leaders such as AT&T, Verizon, Telus, Comcast, Cbeyond, Windstream and IBM, as well as by small and medium-sized carriers such as Neutral Tandem, Telwest and NTS Communications.

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