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2014 Access Filing Update

Posted by Samantha Schultheis

Jul 30, 2014 11:38:45 AM

Over the past few weeks, the Access filings have continued to come in with moderate increases in AL, CO, KY, NM & SC.  Please take a look at the map and chart for the total counts.

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Topics: carrier access rates, intercarrier compensation, LECs, TelView, rate and tariff data, Intrastate Access Filings 2014

Access, Access, Access...

Posted by Samantha Schultheis

Jul 15, 2014 2:55:10 PM

This year’s compliance filing has proven to be an interesting one, and CCMI, as always, is right in the thick of it. As of July 14th, CCMI has filings for every state, amongst our supported carrier list, with Massachusetts finally filing this past week.

As stated in a previous post, many PUCs allowed carriers to submit changes effective July 31st and so far we have pending filings from carriers in MD, AZ, WV and more.

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Topics: carrier access rates, intercarrier compensation, LECs, TelView, rate and tariff data, Intrastate Access Filings 2014

2014 Access Filings: 5 things You Should Know

Posted by Samantha Schultheis

Jul 8, 2014 10:30:00 AM

The busy 2014 Access Filing season is well underway. CCMI analysts have been monitoring each state very carefully and here are the 5 things you should know about this year’s filings:

  • 2013 vs 2014 Volume -  On July 7th, 2013, CCMI had processed 1,568 initial transmittals, whereas on July 7th, 2014, we processed 1,189 initial transmittals. While this is a 24% decline, please keep in mind the filing requirements for 2013 and 2014 are different which impacts the total number of filings.
  • Filings effective PRIOR to July 1, 2014 - About 21 states filed early and they include CT, KS and NY with June effective dates.
  • Filings effective July 1, 2014 - A good number of states filed on time including TX, AL and IL.
  • Filings effective July 31, 2014 - Many CLEC carriers petitioned the various state commissions (PUCs and PSCs) for an extension. The purpose of the extension was to adjust their rate changes in response to the posted interstate rates. These states include PA, MD and OH.
  • Carriers who Already Concur - Some carriers indicated they concur with the Federal rate in their 2013 filings. Going forward, they are not required to file again this year.
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Topics: carrier access rates, intercarrier compensation, LECs, TelView, rate and tariff data, Intrastate Access Filings 2014

July 1st Has Arrived and Access Filings Continue to Roll In

Posted by Samantha Schultheis

Jul 1, 2014 12:36:56 PM

July 1st is here and the 2014 Access compliance filings continue to roll in. CCMI has published over 1,020 filings so far and continues to monitor and acquire the filings throughout the country. In the past week, we’ve seen an increase in filings for KS, MI, SC and WI. We’ve also seen a handful of states issue their first filings for the year.

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Topics: carrier access rates, intercarrier compensation, LECs, TelView, rate and tariff data, Intrastate Access Filings 2014

Intrastate Access Filing Report: One Week until Intrastate Access Charges Become Effective

Posted by Samantha Schultheis

Jun 24, 2014 3:14:11 PM

With a week to go before all intrastate access charges become effective, it appears many carriers are holding their changes until the last minute. Based on supported CCMI carriers, MN, PA and IA continue to be the front runners. Eleven states have five or less filings and ten states have not filed any access transmittals within their respected PUC’s.

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Topics: carrier access rates, intercarrier compensation, LECs, TelView, rate and tariff data, Intrastate Access Filings 2014

ILECs Use Annual Access Filing to Change Access Structure

Posted by Andrew Regitsky

Jun 20, 2014 11:00:00 AM

The world of carrier access charges is arcane, complex and frankly baffling to folks trying to understand it for the first time. However, even if you don’t have to deal with the intricacies of access charges on a day-to-day basis (consider yourself lucky!); access charges are worth following, because:

  • Access charges account for such a high percentage of carrier revenues, and
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Topics: regulatory updates, intercarrier compensation, FCC, ILECs, Intrastate Access Filings 2014

Intrastate Access Filing Report: Activity increases in MN and MD

Posted by Samantha Schultheis

Jun 17, 2014 1:30:59 PM

Since our Intrastate Access Filing Report last week, CCMI has seen a notable increase in access filing activity in Minnesota and Maryland. Please refer to the map and chart below for additional details.

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Topics: carrier access rates, intercarrier compensation, LECs, TelView, rate and tariff data, Intrastate Access Filings 2014

Intrastate Access Filing Report: Access Season is Here

Posted by Samantha Schultheis

Jun 9, 2014 10:48:40 AM

Access filing season is upon us and CCMI is actively monitoring the volume of filings and collecting transmittal and tariff updates in our online rate document library. This year, on July 1, 2014, Price-cap LECs must file tariffs to reduce terminating end-office rates to 1/3 of the difference to $.0007 and Rate-of-Return LECs must file tariffs to reduce terminating end-office rates to 1/3 of the difference to $.005.

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Topics: carrier access rates, intercarrier compensation, LECs, TelView, rate and tariff data, Intrastate Access Filings 2014

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