tariff inflation increases regulatory obligations

Publicly filed tariffs have been an important element of federal economic regulation in the U.S. since the formation of the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1887.   U.S. local exchange telephone companies currently file federal tariffs for their interstate access services.   These tariffs are publicly available through the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Electronic Tariff Filing System (ETFS). … Continue reading tariff inflation increases regulatory obligations

terminating versus orginating telephone minutes

Payments between interconnecting telephone companies distinguish between terminating and originating telephone call minutes.  You say let’s talk tonight.  If I call you, my telephone company pays your telephone company per minute of our conversation.  If you call me, your telephone company pays my telephone company per minute of our conversation.   Telephone companies, and other … Continue reading terminating versus orginating telephone minutes