Telecommunications Alert: Eighth Circuit Upholds Injunction against Nebraska Requirement that VoIP Provider Vonage Pay into State Unviersal Service Fund

more+
less-

In an order issued last Friday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit upheld a 2008 preliminary injunction by a Nebraska federal district court that stopped the Nebraska Public Service Commission (NPSC) from asserting state jurisdiction over a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider, Vonage, to force the company to pay into the Nebraska Universal Service Fund (USF). Vonage Holdings Corp. v. Nebraska PSC, No. 08-1764 (May 1, 2009).

This decision technically is only binding on other states in the Eighth Circuit, but it will be cited as precedent in challenges to other states with USF surcharges or states that are considering them.

Please see full alert for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Mintz Levin | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

more+
less-

Mintz Levin on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×
Loading...
×
×