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Terminating Switched Access Costs Vary by a Factor of 12 in Some States!

Posted by George David

Jan 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

That’s right, just when you thought the FCC’s terminating switched access reforms to a bill-and -keep regime would make your life simpler, it turns out things are much more complex – and error prone – than ever. For example, in one New York state Local Access and Transport Area (LATA) terminating switched access cost per minute (CPM) can range from $0.00070000 to $0.00883148, that’s over twelve times higher! We’ll share the gory details later in the blog, but first some background.

The July 1, 2017 access filings added a brand-new twist to terminating access rate management, the notion of “affiliation”. Simply put, if the access tandem (AT) and the terminating end office (EO) are owned by the same incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) , i.e. affiliated and are price cap regulated - one set of rate elements apply; if the access tandem and the terminating end office are owned by two different ILECs, i.e. non-affiliated, another set of rate element apply.

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Topics: rate and tariff data, FCC, telecom rate research tools, ILECs, switched access, access charges, CCMI, LATA, CPM, Net Express, NetExpress, terminating switched access

CCMI Establishes Special Access Rate Regulation Taskforce

Posted by John Abernathy

Feb 26, 2013 4:04:00 PM

In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Order on the issue of special access rate regulation, CCMI has created a taskforce to help impacted corporations meet the requirements of the federal mandate.

The taskforce is comprised of a group of seasoned telecom analysts and IT engineers whose mandate is to assist corporations in the analysis and data collection of special access rates and regulations as mandated by the FCC. 

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Topics: carrier access rates, FCC, telecom rate research tools, special access, NetPricer

3 free tools to stay on top of intercarrier compensation reform

Posted by Samantha Schultheis

Feb 24, 2012 11:12:00 AM

3 free tools from CCMI to help you stay on top of the FCC's intercarrier compensation reform

The FCC Order in Docket 10-90 went into effect on Dec. 29, and set off what will be a decade-long revamp of hopelessly antiquated intercarrier compensation rules. The Order requires prompt action and close attention from every industry player -- ILECs, CLECs, wireline, and wireless service providers to state, VoIP, and cable companies, as well as state and Federal regulators across the industry.

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Topics: carrier access rates, intercarrier compensation, TelView, rate and tariff data, FCC, Tariff Transmittal Alert, telecom rate research tools, webinar

Quick Ways to Lookup USOCs and Carrier Access Rates

Posted by Michael Yokay

Jan 27, 2012 11:00:00 AM

As the operations manager at a CLEC, or perhaps an enterprise telecom buyer, you’re constantly on the lookout for the best telecommunications rates for your company. Let’s say you want to research carrier access rates by universal service ordering codes (USOCs) for the major carriers. It probably goes without saying that such a quest can be, at best, professionally frustrating. Certainly you have some tools at your disposal, but what your task ends up becoming is a carrier-by-carrier search of the majors.

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Topics: carrier access rates, CLECs, TelView, USOCs, telecom rate research tools