Long distance providers will not need to file their Section 43.62 Traffic and Revenue Reports with the FCC by July 31 this year thanks to a temporary waiver issued yesterday.

The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on March 23, which proposes to eliminate all international traffic and revenue reporting as it is no longer necessary. These reports have been due annually by July 31 from providers of international long distance, and is streamlined for resellers with under $5 million in international long distance revenue for the reported calendar year.

The proposed permanent elimination is pending the comment phase and a final order, but to relieve providers of incurring potentially unnecessary expenses, the Commission has issued the temporary waiver of the Section 43.62 traffic and revenue reporting requirements until 60 days after the final order is released. Under the waiver, providers are directed to keep international call data in case some form of reporting ultimately remains after an order is released.

The proposed elimination and temporary waiver of 43.62 reporting is yet another step in FCC Chairman Pai’s efforts to eliminate unnecessary and burdensome rules. JSI will update clients once a final order is released in this proceeding.

If you have any questions about this temporary waiver or the reporting requirement, please contact Kim Waldvogel in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

Source: JSI e-Lert