FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE USE OF PROCESS SERVERS WHO SERVE LEGAL PROCESS AND DELIVER SUBPOENA'S TO REGISTERED AGENTS AND CORPORATE OFFICES.
Why do Telecommunication companies use Washington DC Registered Agent Process Servers?
How Process Serving the Wrong Telecom Registered Agent Could Cost You Your Lawsuit Before It even Begins
Find out why, you must serve process to a Washington DC Telecommunications entity in care of its Registered Agent.
To serve legal process upon a DC Telecommunications entity in care of its Registered Agent, Please send us an email with any questions or when you are ready to confirm the service you need. However, if you prefer to speak with us, please call our office. We answer email seven days a week from 7:45 am to 10:00 pm eastern time and answer our telephone, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday and 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday.
Why do Telecom Companies have DC Registered Agent Offices?
Why an In-State Agent is Required?
When is a DC Telecom Registered Agent available to accept legal documents?
What is included in your process serving Registered Agent process service fees?
How do I get my documents to you?
We are a paperless and a non-US mail company. We encourage all our clients to scan, convert documents into a pdf format and send them to us via email. In some extraordinary situations where the page court is voluminous, we will provide you with the address where to send your documents to.
How are your Telecom Process Serving services paid for?
All payments can be paid for using Paypal, any major credit card and for large amounts, wire transfers can be arranged. Please be advised, we require prepayment for anticipated services before we can start them.
What Does the term "process" mean?
The term "process" means any legal document that needs to be "served" (delivered), and it includes summonses, subpoenas, writs, orders to show cause, petitions, complaints, writs, citations, judgments, court orders, notices to appear, etc.
What is the difference between a Telecom Process Server and a Delivery Person, Courier, or Messenger?
Generally, one of the main differences between a process server and a "delivery person" or courier is that process service usually involves delivery of legal documents and generally it is unwelcoming by the recipients of process. Process servers deliver subpoenas, summonses, complaints, citations, petitions, court orders, notices, etc. Indeed, very few persons in United States look forward to getting served with a summons and complaint. Furthermore, process servers actions and procedures are generally regulated and established by laws and courts. Whereas couriers, delivery people and couriers, are usually engaged in delivering non legal documents.
Why are Telecom Process Servers Important?
Hiring a process server is an important step in ensuring a legal matter is heard by the court. Process servers serve legal documents to Telecom to formally provided official notice of a pending lawsuit asserted against a trucking and transportation entity. Process servers are important because they help uphold due process of law.
WHAT IS THE FCC IN RELATION TO THE TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANY REGISTERED AGENTS?
Office of the FCC
What is District of Columbia mean?
Washington DC is the capital city of the United States of America (USA). "D.C." stands for the "District of Columbia" which is the federal district containing the city of Washington. The city is named for George Washington, military leader of the American Revolution and the first President of the United States.
What kinds of businesses are considered telecommunications providers?
Telecommunications service providers (TSPs) include but are not limited to:
Local telephone companies
Long distance telephone companies
Mobile wireless communication carriers
VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) providers
This includes intrastate, interstate and international providers.
FCC 499-A Telecommunications Registered Agent
What is a DC registered agent? Who needs an agent for service of process in DC?
Telecommunication providers have to list a DC agent for service of process on FCC form 499 ‑ A. This is someone in DC who can accept service of process and official notices for the company. You will need the name, address, phone number, fax number, and email for your agent in DC. You may list a “local agent” in addition to your DC agent. Common carrier and VoIP filers must have an agent for service of process in DC and may use the local agent space to designate an alternative or preferred agent. Filers other than common carriers and VoIP providers only need one agent for service of process (who can be inside DC or elsewhere).
VOIP How do I Learn what is required? VOIP (interconnected and non-interconnected) service providers to dutifully and intelligently comply with both Federal and State regulatory requirements from the experienced telecommunications compliance professionals
For the purpose of filing, the term “interstate telecommunications” includes, but is not limited to, the following types of services: wireless telephony, including cellular and personal communications services (PCS); paging and messaging services; dispatch and operator services; mobile radio services;10 access to interexchange service; special access; wide area telecommunications services (WATS); subscriber toll-free and 900 services; message telephone services (MTS); private line; telex; telegraph; video services; satellite services; resale services; Frame Relay services; asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) services; Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) services; audio bridging services;11 and interconnected VoIP services.
Who chose the District of Columbia as a place for the district?
Although New York City and Philadelphia each served briefly as the capital of the United States, in 1790, Congress chose the District of Columbia as the permanent seat of government. George Washington helped select the site for the city.
What is a DC registered agent? Who needs an agent for service of process in DC?
Telecommunication providers (including Interconnected VoIP, Non-Interconnected VoIP, and Wireless) have to list a DC agent for service of process on FCC form 499 ‑ A. This is someone in DC who can accept service of process and official notices for the company.
What is a 499-A Form?
499 forms must be filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). Using those filings, NRC creates numerous other reports including NANP (the North American Numbering Plan), TRS (Telecommunications Relay Service), USF (Universal Service Fund), LNP-SOW (Local Number Portability – Statement of Work), and ITSP (Interstate Telephone Service Provider)
Telecommunications providers are subject to a wide range and far reaching relationships with federal regulations and reporting requirements under the Communications Act, including regulation and reporting regarding privacy and security, contributions for the support of universal access to telecommunications services, and accessibility for disabled persons.
The three branches of the U.S. federal government are centered in the District: Congress (legislative), the president (executive), and the Supreme Court (judicial). Washington is home to many national monuments and museums, primarily situated on or around the National Mall. The city hosts 177 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profits, lobbying groups, and professional associations, including the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization of American States, AARP, the National Geographic Society, the Human Rights Campaign, the International Finance Corporation, and the American Red Cross.
Questions, Information and Answers
(1). “Basic local telecommunications service" means voice-grade, single-line, flat-rate residential local exchange service that provides dial tone, local usage necessary to place unlimited calls within a local exchange area, dual tone multi-frequency dialing, and access to the following: emergency services such as “911,” all locally available interexchange companies, directory assistance, operator services, and relay services. For a local exchange telecommunications company, the term includes any extended area service routes, and extended calling service in existence or ordered by the commission.
(2). “Broadband service” means any service that consists of or includes the offering of the capability to transmit or receive information at a rate that is not less than 200 kilobits per second and either:
(a). Is used to provide access to the Internet; or
(b). Provides computer processing, information storage, information content, or protocol conversion in combination with the service.
The definition of broadband service does not include any intrastate telecommunications services that have been tariffed with the commission.
(3). “Commercial mobile radio service provider” means a commercial mobile radio service provider as defined by and pursuant to 47 U.S.C. ss. 153(27) and 332(d).
(4). “Commission” means the Florida Public Service Commission.
(5). “Competitive local exchange telecommunications company” means any company certificated by the commission to provide local exchange telecommunications services in this state.
(6). “Corporation” includes a corporation, company, association, or joint stock association.
(7). “Intrastate interexchange telecommunications company” means any entity that provides intrastate interexchange telecommunications services.
(8). “Local exchange telecommunications company” means any company certificated by the commission to provide local exchange telecommunications service in this state.
(9). “Nonbasic service” means any telecommunications service provided by a local exchange telecommunications company other than a basic local telecommunications service, local interconnection, resale, or unbundling pursuant to s. 364.16, or a network access service described in s. 364.163. Any combination of basic service along with a nonbasic service or an unregulated service is nonbasic service.
(10). “Operator service” includes, but is not limited to, billing or completion of third-party, person-to-person, collect, or calling card or credit card calls through the use of a live operator or automated equipment.
(11). “Operator service provider” means a person who furnishes operator service through a call aggregator.
(12). “Service” is to be construed in its broadest and most inclusive sense. The term “service” does not include broadband service or voice-over-Internet protocol service for purposes of regulation by the commission. Nothing herein shall affect the rights and obligations of any entity related to the payment of switched network access rates or other intercarrier compensation, if any, related to voice-over-Internet protocol service. Notwithstanding s. 364.013, and the exemption of services pursuant to this subsection, the commission may arbitrate, enforce, or approve interconnection agreements, and resolve disputes as provided by 47 U.S.C. ss. 251 and 252, or any other applicable federal law or regulation. With respect to the services exempted in this subsection, regardless of the technology, the duties of a local exchange telecommunications company are only those that the company is obligated to extend or provide under applicable federal law and regulations.
(13). “Telecommunications company” includes every corporation, partnership, and person and their lessees, trustees, or receivers appointed by any court whatsoever, and every political subdivision in the state, offering two-way telecommunications service to the public for hire within this state by the use of a telecommunications facility. The term telecommunications company does not include:
(a). An entity that provides a telecommunications facility exclusively to a certificated telecommunications company;
(b). An entity that provides a telecommunications facility exclusively to a company which is excluded from the definition of a telecommunications company under this subsection;
(c). A commercial mobile radio service provider;
(d). A facsimile transmission service;
(e). A private computer data network company not offering service to the public for hire;
(f). A cable television company providing cable service as defined in 47 U.S.C. s. 522;
(g). An intrastate interexchange telecommunications company;
(h). An operator services provider; or
(i). An airport that provides communications services within the confines of its airport layout plan.
However, each commercial mobile radio service provider and each intrastate interexchange telecommunications company shall continue to be liable for any taxes imposed under chapters 202, 203, and 212. Each intrastate interexchange telecommunications company shall continue to be subject to s. 364.163 and shall continue to pay intrastate switched network access rates or other intercarrier compensation to the local exchange telecommunications company or the competitive local exchange telecommunications company for the origination and termination of interexchange telecommunications service.
(14). “Telecommunications facility” includes real estate, easements, apparatus, property, and routes used and operated to provide two-way telecommunications service to the public for hire within this state.
(15). “VoIP” means any service that:
(a). Enables real-time, two-way voice communications that originate from or terminate to the user’s location in Internet Protocol or any successor protocol;
(b). Uses a broadband connection from the user’s location; and
(c). Permits users generally to receive calls that originate on the public switched telephone network and to terminate calls to the public switched telephone network.