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Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

Compliance

  • Universal Service Fund reporting and payments
  • Domestic and international entry
  • Rate regulation
  • Financing
  • Administrative

Sapronov & Associates, P.C. has represented clients before the Federal Communications Commission, various State Commissions and the Georgia Legislature.

  • State regulatory pleadings and proceedings
  • Complaint proceedings
  • Interconnection arbitration (47 U.S.C. § 252)
  • Federal and state entry, rate and finance regulation
  • Tariff preparation and federal “detariffing” compliance
  • Federal and state utility commission entry regulation
  • Federal and state telecommunications reporting, taxation and regulatory payment obligations
  • Municipal franchise applications and fees
  • Utility facility protection requirements
  • Regulatory approval for M&A and financing transactions
  • International Resale, Settlements, and (Foreign Carrier) Special Concessions
  • FCC Assignment/Transfer of Radio Broadcast Licenses

Sapronov & Associates’ regulatory experience in various telecommunications sectors includes:

  • Wireless
  • Data
  • Local and Long Distance
  • Shared Tenant Services and Building Access
  • Pole Attachments, Municipal Right-of-Way and Private Easements
  • Cable
  • Satellite
  • International
  • Integrated Computer/Communications Services

Clients include DSL, cable, and broadband wireless providers as well as “traditional” local and long distance, operator service and public communications providers. We also have extensive experience in local exchange interconnection negotiations, tariff and service guide preparation. The Firm also handles complex dispute resolution, settlement negotiations and complaint proceedings before the FCC, state commissions, and other forums.

Firm attorneys’ regulatory experience – that goes back to the 1980s – includes client representation before the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), all public utility commissions throughout the U.S., and numerous other state and local governmental authorities affecting telecommunications related matters. We routinely assist clients with domestic and international entry, rate regulation, financing, administrative (including Universal Service Fund reporting and payments) and other compliance. Clients include DSL, cable, and broadband wireless providers as well as “traditional” local and long distance, operator service and public communications providers. We also have extensive experience in local exchange interconnection negotiations, tariff and service guide preparation. The Firm also handles complex dispute resolution, settlement negotiations and complaint proceedings before the FCC, state commissions, and other forums.