Goodin MacBride | Attorneys | Lawyers | Law Firm | San Francisco, California

regulatory law | communications | Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs)

The competitive telecommunications industry in California, and elsewhere is subject to a complex, rapidly-changing combination of special laws and regulations. The complexity lies not only in the way they address tax, consumer protections, service provisioning, contracting, and other regulatory issues, but also in whether or not they apply at all to particular service providers or services.

Data and voice service providers, including Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) and interexchange carriers (IXCs or IECs), whether using their own facilities or providing service on a pure resale basis, may be subject to regulation by either the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) or the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), or both.

Often service providers furnish a mix of services. Some of these are currently subject to regulation based on California state or federal law. Others are currently exempt from special regulation. Goodin MacBride attorneys are highly experienced in assisting service providers in navigating this changing landscape and in providing quality, affordable counsel and representation in the regulatory and legal matters that affect them in California.

Our regulatory attorneys have represented regulated and unregulated industry participants for over 25 years in proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Federal Communication Commission