Even in the broadband era, tariffs remain a key ingredient for business success. Both incumbent and competitive LECs must operate within the strict confines of a host of federal and state tariffs - e.g., access, local, private line, toll resale, interstate and international rates, DSL, and more. Without knowledgeable experts to call on, you can easily get lost within the tariff maze. Tariffs affect your business in many ways: they serve as the basis for general rules and regulations governing your operations; they include pricing information that directly affects your bottom line; and, they minimize disputes by providing a roadmap for all transactions.
JSI offers comprehensive assistance for all local and access tariff needs. Over its long history, JSI has garnered unequaled experience in developing tariffs that meet clients' specific needs. In broad terms, tariff development reflects numerous issues ranging from the general terms and conditions of a business relationship to rates for stand-alone and bundled services. Also important are tariff reviews and recommendations, rate comparisons and billing reviews, rewrites, and mapping. With its research and monitoring capabilities, JSI analyzes tariffs of other companies and makes recommendations about rate levels and rate design, common practices, and more. JSI also offers its own interstate access tariff as an option for clients that choose not to follow the NECA interstate access tariff. Individually, JSI's seasoned regulatory veterans can call on more than 60 years of telecom know-how in tariff compliance and regulatory support. With all that's at stake when it comes to tariff rates and terms, JSI is the partner you'll want to walk with you every step of the way.
In addition, JSI offers clients the benefits of posting their tariffs online through the popular MyJSI website. Many states require companies to post tariffs; rates, terms and conditions; and other information on their websites, in lieu of filing a tariff. In these instances, JSI creates a link hosted on the client's site that connects to the document in PDF format on JSI's server. Online posting allows clients 24-7 access to electronic versions of their tariffs anytime.
Types of Tariffs
- Intrastate Toll
- Interstate and International Toll (rates, terms and conditions)
- Interstate and Intrastate Access
- Local Tariffs
- Operator Tariffs
- Billing and Collection Contracts
- Frame Relay, ATM, DSL
- CLEC Tariffs (local, toll, access)
- State Private Line Tariffs
- Tariff Revisions for Bundling or Additional Services
- (Five-Year) Number Portability End User Tariff Charge
For more details about how JSI's Tariff Services can help your business, contact John Kuykendall (firstname.lastname@example.org) in JSI's Maryland office, at 301-459-7590.