TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: FCC: AT&T's LD Cards Quack Like Regular LD, Owe USF, etc.

FCC: AT&T's LD Cards Quack Like Regular LD, Owe USF, etc.

Danny Burstein (
Wed, 23 Feb 2005 23:11:39 -0500

"Washington, D.C. - The Federal Communications Commission Wednesday
found that AT&T Corp. unlawfully avoided paying millions of dollars of
universal service contributions and other fees related to a
long-distance calling card service marketed by the company.

"The Commission rejected an assertion by AT&T that its practice of
inserting advertisements in the calling card service transformed it
into an unregulated 'information service' not subject to universal
service assessments. The advertisements are incidental to the
underlying telecommunications service offered to the cardholder, the
Commission found, and do not change the regulatory status of the
service ...

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