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2017 Interstate & Intrastate Access Filing Report: Access Season Update

Posted by Melissa Laughlin

Jul 27, 2017 8:30:00 AM

CCMI continues to monitor the volume of Access Compliance filings and collect transmittal and tariff updates in our online document library. This year, effective July 1, 2017, terminating local switching and reciprocal comp rates moved to bill & keep for Price-Cap LECs. Tariffs must be filed to reduce transport rates to $.0007. Rate-of-Return LECs must file tariffs to reduce terminating end-office rates to 1/3 of the difference between $.005 and $.0007.

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Topics: carrier access rates, intercarrier compensation, Telco Access Alert, TelView

2016 Interstate & Intrastate Access Filing Report: Access Season is Here!

Posted by Samantha Schultheis

Jun 14, 2016 10:00:00 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, 2016, Price-cap LECs must file tariffs to reduce terminating end-office rates $.0007 and Rate-of-Return LECs must file tariffs to reduce terminating end-office rates $.005.

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Topics: carrier access rates, intercarrier compensation, Telco Access Alert, TelView, Intrastate Access Filings 2016

2015 Intrastate Access Filing Report: Access Season is Here!

Posted by Samantha Schultheis

Jun 4, 2015 10:44:44 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, 2015, Price-cap LECs must file tariffs to reduce terminating end-office rates to an additional 1/3 of the difference to $.0007 and Rate-of-Return LECs must file tariffs to reduce terminating end-office rates to an additional 1/3 of the difference to $.005.

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Topics: carrier access rates, intercarrier compensation, Telco Access Alert, LECs, TelView, Intrastate Access Filings 2015

Verizon v. FCC: Court Hears Oral Arguments

Posted by Andrew Regitsky

Sep 11, 2013 4:18:00 PM

Oral Argument held on Verizon's Appeal of FCC's Net Neutrality Order

By Andrew Regitsky, President, Regitsky & Associates

On September 9, 2013, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals finally conducted its oral argument on Verizon’s July 2012 appeal of the FCC‘s October 23, 2010 Net Neutrality Order. In that Order, the FCC did the following:

A.   Created a new transparency rule requiring Internet providers to disclose their network management practices, performance and commercial terms of their broadband Internet access services sufficient for consumers to make informed choices regarding use of such services and for content, application, service and device providers to develop, market and maintain Internet offerings.

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Topics: carrier access rates, regulatory updates, intercarrier compensation, CLECs, Telco Access Alert, LECs, FCC, ILECs

Rural ILECs Continue to Oppose FCC Restructuring Plan

Posted by Andrew Regitsky

Sep 10, 2013 4:21:00 PM

FCC Docket 10-90 - Rural ILECs Defend Current Authorized Rate-of-Return

By Andrew Regitsky, President, Regitsky & Associates

Industry reply comments were filed on August 27, 2013 regarding the Commission’s proposal to prescribe a new authorized rate-of-return (ROR) for the hundreds of small rural ILECs that are still regulated using the antiquated ROR methodology. The reply comments were in response to the Commission’s May 16, 2013 Public Notice which stated that a Commission preliminary analysis indicated that the current authorized ROR of 11.25 percent should be reduced to no more than 9 percent and probably should be in the range of 7.39 to 8.72 percent. Almost all reply comments (12 out of 14) came from rural ILECs, their trade associations and consultants. Not surprisingly, they trashed the Commission’s proposal.

For example, the state associations for states with large rural areas claimed that if their authorized ROR was reduced, they would be unable to deliver broadband services to customers. Moreover, the Commission’s analysis failed to account for the revenues lost as rural ILECs reduced intrastate access rates to mirror interstate rates as part of the restructuring of inter-carrier compensation rates.

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Topics: carrier access rates, regulatory updates, intercarrier compensation, CLECs, Telco Access Alert, LECs, FCC, ILECs

Telco Access Alert | Intrastate | August 2013

Posted by Ed Sullivan

Aug 29, 2013 12:11:00 PM

Telco Access Alert is a regular update of new and ongoing telecommunications regulatory proceedings at the state and federal levels.

Intrastate Access Charge Proceedings for August 2013

Illinois – Public Utilities Act Section 13-501 allowing for certain services to be detariffed pursuant to Illinois Public Act 98-45, effective July 1, 2013 
http://www.icc.illinois.gov/Telecommunications

Effective July 1, 2013 the Public Utilities Act Section 13-501 is amended to allow for certain services to be filed by telecommunications carriers either through tariffs filed with the Commission or in a written offering provided on the carriers website. If a tariff is withdrawn, either entirely or partially, written notification must be provided to the Commission along with a website address that identifies where the services can now be found.

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Topics: carrier access rates, CLECs, Telco Access Alert, LECs, TelView, rate and tariff data, Tariff Transmittal Alert

Telco Access Alert | FCC | August 2013

Posted by Andrew Regitsky

Aug 2, 2013 3:16:00 PM

Telco Access Alert is a regular update of new and ongoing telecommunications regulatory proceedings at the state and federal levels.

Interstate Access Charge Proceedings for July 2013

Compiled by Andrew Regitsky, President, Regitsky & Associates

Docket No. 13-5 – Comments Filed on FCC Policy Task Force Proposal for Industry Trials to Transition to IP Network

Numerous comments were filed on July 16, 2013 regarding the FCC’s Technology Transitions Policy Task Force (Task Force) proposal to establish market trials to determine the appropriate policies to promote investment and innovation while protecting consumers, promoting competition and ensuring that emerging all-Internet Protocol (IP) networks remain resilient...

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Topics: carrier access rates, regulatory updates, CLECs, Telco Access Alert, LECs, FCC

Telco Access Alert | FCC | July 2013

Posted by Andrew Regitsky

Jul 2, 2013 10:54:00 AM

Telco Access Alert is a regular update of new and ongoing telecommunications regulatory proceedings at the state and federal levels.

Interstate Access Charge Proceedings for June 2013

Compiled by Andrew Regitsky, President, Regitsky & Associates

FCC Docket 10-90 – ILEC Intrastate Terminating Access Rates Reduced to Interstate Levels

On July 2, 2013 ILECs are required to reduce intrastate terminating access rates to mirror interstate levels.  This is in compliance with the FCC’s November 2011 Order in Docket 10-90 which will eventually eliminate terminating inter-carrier compensation charges, including interstate and intrastate access charges and reciprocal compensation charges and move to a bill-and-keep regulatory regime....

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Topics: carrier access rates, regulatory updates, CLECs, Telco Access Alert, LECs, FCC

Telco Access Alert :: FCC :: June 2013

Posted by Samantha Schultheis

Jun 13, 2013 3:45:00 PM

Telco Access Alert is a regular update of new and ongoing telecommunications regulatory proceedings at the state and federal levels.

Interstate Access Charge Proceedings for May 2013

Compiled by Andrew Regitsky, President, Regitsky & Associates

ILECs Use Model State Legislation to Gain Regulatory Freedom from FCC

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Topics: carrier access rates, regulatory updates, CLECs, Telco Access Alert, LECs, FCC

Oregon Exchange Carrier Association shakes things up....

Posted by Michael Yokay

Jun 6, 2013 5:58:00 PM

The Oregon Exchange Carrier Association has made some significant changes in the last couple of days. 

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Topics: carrier access rates, regulatory updates, intercarrier compensation, Intrastate Access Filing 2013, Telco Access Alert, TelView, rate and tariff data, Interconnection Agreements

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