FCC Gives Guidance on Transition of the EBBP to the ACP

January 12, 2022|Categories: e-Lerts|Tags: , , , |

The FCC has been ramping up since November 2021 for the transition from the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP) to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and has provided guidance in four separate releases on November [...]

Carrier Identification Code Reports Due January 31

January 6, 2022|Categories: e-Lerts|Tags: , |

Failure to submit the required semi-annual reports may result in CIC reclamation by NANPA The semi-annual Carrier Identification Code (CIC) Entity Access and Usage reports covering the period from July 1 through December 31, 2021, [...]

Lifeline Recertification Form 555 Due January 31

January 4, 2022|Categories: e-Lerts|

All eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) are reminded to submit and certify their FCC Form 555, the annual Lifeline ETC certification form, by January 31, 2022, through the Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC) E-File system. [...]

FCC Seeks Comment on the Future of USF

December 20, 2021|Categories: e-Lerts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Clients Encouraged to Provide Input and/or File Company-Specific Comments The FCC is inviting public comment on the future of federal Universal Service Fund (USF) programs. The FCC plans to use these comments for a [...]

FCC Shortens STIR/SHAKEN Implementation Time for Some Small Voice Providers

December 15, 2021|Categories: e-Lerts|Tags: , , , |

The FCC has accelerated the deadline for those small voice service providers it suspects are the likely source of illegal robocalls to implement the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication framework. The FCC now will require [...]

Outage Reporting Reminder for Clients Affected by Tornado Outbreak

December 13, 2021|Categories: e-Lerts|Tags: , , , |

Tornados wreaked havoc across portions of the Southern United States and Ohio Valley causing significant loss of life, damage, and network outages. We are especially mindful of our clients and the communities they serve that [...]

Numbering Utilization Report Form 502 Due Feb. 1

December 9, 2021|Categories: e-Lerts|Tags: , , |

Use JSI’s NPAC Query Portal for a more accurate filing Service providers that receive numbering resources directly from the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) are reminded that they must file Form 502, the [...]

FCC Waives Certain Customer Notice Requirements for Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

December 7, 2021|Categories: e-Lerts|Tags: , |

Also provides initial guidance on transition to the Affordable Connectivity Program On November 26, 2021, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau issued an Order containing guidance for participating service providers regarding the transition from the Emergency [...]

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