Cost Separation

JSI is the industry leader in Cost Separations studies.

  • JSI has been performing cost separations studies since 1962 and is the recognized leader in the field.
  • JSI currently produces more annual cost studies than any other consulting firm and we are the largest provider of cost study data to NECA.
  • JSI has more than 1,000 years of collective experience in cost study preparation.
  • JSI works with companies of all sizes – as small as 250 access lines and as large as 125,000+ access lines.
  • JSI has a very large database of client results, which we can use to benchmark your studies and identify areas of potential improvement.
  • JSI understands the complexities of telephone networks and financial systems, allowing us to accurately maximize your cost study results.
  • JSI can maximize your Legacy USF support.

JSI can assist with:

  • Jurisdictional Cost Studies
  • Competitive Cost Studies
  • Economic Cost Studies
  • UNE Prices
  • Cost Versus Average Schedule Feasibility Studies
  • Pro Forma Studies
  • Cost Allocation Manuals
  • Access Tariff Rate Development & Filing
  • Average Schedule Settlements
  • Lead Lag Studies

For more information, contact Steve Meltzer or Brian Sullivan at 301-459-7590.


  • JSI is a proactive partner, closely attuned to the financial, technological, business and policy developments unfolding across the industry.
  • Our team regularly meets with the FCC and PUC staff on regulatory initiatives and provides expert testimony in federal and state proceedings.
  • JSI plays a prominent role in industry and association forums and champions the interests of community based independent providers as policy is debated and formed.
  • Our staff is knowledgeable, accessible and consistently receives positive feedback.
  • We give back to the industry and local communities through various charitable activities.

What Clients Say

For good reason – Our company has been a JSI client for many years and we use a number of their services. The staff that completes our cost study has been great and it doesn’t stop there. On several occasions while at our location working on the study, Brian Sullivan and Mikki Minnie Milton have taken the time to provide industry updates to our Board of Directors in a special meeting.
James P. Brogan III (Jay), President & CEO
Hiawatha Communications Incorporated


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