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FCC Proposes Auction for Desirable Toll-Free Numbers

Posted by Andrew Regitsky

Oct 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on September 28, 2017 in Docket 17-192 proposing changes to its rules for certain toll-free number assignments. Industry comments are due on November 13, 2017.

The NPRM is significant because for the first time since toll-free numbers were introduced in 1967 the Commission would use a competitive auction to assign approximately 17,000 sought after numbers in the new 833 code.

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Topics: regulatory updates, FCC, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, toll free numbers