VoIP Deregulation

On March 28, 2016, Idaho legislative leaders wrote the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, asking that it convene a group of interested parties to evaluate whether Idaho's current practice of not regulating Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and other Internet Protocol-Enabled services (IP) should be codified into state law.

Legislation proposed by AT&T would exempt VoIP from future regulation by the Commission. Attached is AT&T's 2015 draft legislation and an updated 2016 version.

  • AT&T 2015 draft legislation
  • AT&T 2016 draft legislation

  • The Commission, to date, has received comments from these parties:
  • AT&T

  • AT&T Reply Comments

  • CenturyLink
  • Premption of VoIP Regulation Comments
  • Attachment A
  • Attachment B
  • Attachment C
  • Attachment D
  • Attachment E
  • CenturyLink Reply Comments

  • Idaho Cable Telecommunications Association

  • Level 3 Communications, Inc.

  • Charter Communications

  • Voice on the Net Coalition (VON)

  • VON reply comments

  • Verizon

  • Frontier Communications

  • Idaho Telecom Alliance

  • T-Mobile

  • Joe Cusick, a consultant for the Commission, submitted the following comments proposing three possible options.
  • VoIP Final Report

  • Letter announcing Oct. 11 meeting and Oct. 26 comment deadline.

  • Please consult this page for more comments as they are filed.