JSI submitted comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) May 7, 2015 Public Notice seeking comment on the North American Portability Management LLC’s Transition Oversight Plan for the next local number portability administrator (LNPA). As part of the LNPA vendor transition from Neustar, Inc. (Neustar) to Telcordia Technologies d/b/a iconectiv (Telcordia), JSI would like to ensure that certain aspects of this transition have been addressed from a rural telecom perspective. Our three areas of concern are: project management, connectivity and accessibility, and cost.

JSI urged the North American Portability Management LLC, (NAPM, LLC) the North American Numbering Council (NANC) and the Transition Oversight Manager to reach out and involve rural service providers and their industry representatives in planning transition requirements, schedules and testing appropriate to their needs in order to ensure that the transition is as smooth and efficient as possible for those carriers.