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Roadblocks and Delays Hinder FCC Special Access Data Request

Posted by Andrew Regitsky

Sep 30, 2013 2:13:00 PM

FCC Docket 05-25: FCC Special Access Data Request is Still on Hold

By Andrew Regitsky, President, Regitsky & Associates

It’s been a long eight months since the FCC issued its request for the massive amount of data that will enable it to conduct a market analysis of the special access industry and determine if the special access rates of ILECs need to be re-regulated. Eight months later and we continue to get nowhere fast! As you may remember, the Commission turned over day-to-day control of the data request to its Wireline Bureau. That Bureau will decide when the data will be filed and if any modifications are needed as the data is analyzed and the market analysis proceeds. 

Currently, according to the Commission, “[the] Bureau is working diligently to implement the [data] collection, which is contingent on the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval per the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The Bureau expects to begin collecting data towards the end of this year or early next year after OMB approval.”

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Topics: carrier access rates, regulatory updates, CABSdb Pro, ILECs, special access

CCMI has seen an increase in access filings by more than 50%....

Posted by Michael Yokay

Jun 6, 2013 9:39:00 AM

For the week of 5/29-6/5 CCMI has seen an increase in access filings by more than 50%. 

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Topics: carrier access rates, regulatory updates, intercarrier compensation, Intrastate Access Filing 2013, CLECs, LECs, TelView, rate and tariff data, FCC, CABSdb Pro, Interconnection Agreements

State tariff filings are flooding in due to ICC reforms

Posted by Samantha Schultheis

Jun 29, 2012 2:15:00 PM

The initial phase of the Federal Communications Commission’s Order in FCC Docket 10-90 has resulted in a dramatic increase in tariff filings in all of the states as local exchange carriers comply with the Order.

“As of today, CCMI analysts have received and processed more than 600 intrastate tariff transmittals related directly to the implementation of the Order,” said George David, president of CCMI. He added, “We expect this volume to continue as local exchange carriers adjust their rates per the FCC Order.”

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Topics: carrier access rates, intercarrier compensation, TelView, FCC, CABSdb Pro, Tariff Transmittal Alert

Timeline of FCC Order to Reform Intercarrier Compensation Rates

Posted by George David

Feb 3, 2012 10:45:00 AM

The FCC’s Order in FCC Docket 10-90 starts a phased – and fundamental – reform of the intercarrier compensation system which has been in place since 1982 and which defined how, and how much, telecom carriers paid for the use of each other’s networks.

Here are the key pieces you need to know about the Order:

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Topics: carrier access rates, regulatory updates, intercarrier compensation, CLECs, LECs, TelView, rate and tariff data, FCC, CABSdb Pro

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