June 9, 2013 - The DC Circuit today upheld the FCC decision that CLECs may not rely on tariffs to charge long distance carriers for access to CLECs’ non-paying customers. The issue arose in response to a tariff filed by Northern Valley, a CLEC in South Dakota, as part of a traffic pumping arrangement for conference calling services. This is a win against the traffic pumpers. We are not required to pay tariff charges for terminating CLECs with non-paying customers (e.g the free conferencing call companies). Download a .pdf copy of the decision at
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