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HR 4445 Reciprocal Compensation

  • From: William Allen Simpson
  • Date: Thu Sep 14 08:13:15 2000

"To exempt from reciprocal compensation requirements telecommunications 
traffic to the Internet. "

Anybody know about this?  Seems like it kills payments by ILECS to CLECs 
for dialups, when the calls are to an ISP.  Note, only _TO_ an ISP; 
folks wanting to provide voice are still required to pay ILECs for 
traffic _from_ an ISP.

Is this the "ILECs put ISPs out of business" act?

`(A) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding subsection (b)(5), after the date of 
enactment of this paragraph, no local exchange carrier shall be 
required to make any payment for the transport or termination of 
telecommunications to the Internet or any provider of Internet access 
service.

`(B) JURISDICTION- Such transport or termination shall be considered 
interstate communications and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of 
the Commission.

WSimpson@UMich.edu
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