The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau has announced the comment dates for its request to "refresh the record" on the FCC's truth in billing rules.
Related: O'Rielly Says It Is Time to Define Interconnected VoIP As Information Service
Specifically, the bureau is seeking comment on the suggestion it should extend those rules to providers of interconnected VoIP phone service, which is the IP-based phone service employed by many cable operators in their service bundles, and whether it should require phone bills to separate out government-mandated charges.
Comments are due Feb. 12 and reply comments March 13.
Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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