Regulatory Policies and Advocacy

Our regulatory and economic policy groups serve as effective, pro-active watchdogs and actively participate in associations, coalitions, and task forces to steer federal and state policy in a direction that affords independent providers similar opportunities and safeguards as larger carriers.

JSI’s regulatory experts provide a broad range of support:

  • Analyze federal and state notices, proposed rulemakings, and orders for their impact on your operations
  • Assist you in complying with rules and regulations
  • Prepare waivers and petitions for reconsideration of FCC or PUC rules
  • Draft comments and replies to support your position, as well as plan and participate in ex parte meetings with FCC and PUC staff
  • Help you deliver a direct, powerful message to your Legislators on Capitol Hill
  • Assist in evaluating national and state cost proxies, review state-specific costing and pricing dockets and develop regional or independent ILEC proxies
  • Provide both written and oral expert testimony on any regulatory or economic issue affecting you

For additional information about our regulatory services, contact John Kuykendall in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590 or Douglas Meredith in JSI’s Salt Lake City office at 801-294-4576.


  • JSI is a proactive partner, closely attuned to the financial, technological, business and policy developments unfolding across the industry.
  • Our team regularly meets with the FCC and PUC staff on regulatory initiatives and provides expert testimony in federal and state proceedings.
  • JSI plays a prominent role in industry and association forums and champions the interests of community based independent providers as policy is debated and formed.
  • Our staff is knowledgeable, accessible and consistently receives positive feedback.
  • We give back to the industry and local communities through various charitable activities.

What Clients Say

JSI has been part of our team for 30 plus years. Their expertise and forward thinking philosophy in both regulatory matters and business opportunities have contributed greatly to the success of Hill Country Telephone Cooperative.
Delbert Wilson, General Manager
Hill Country Telephone


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