May 26 Deadline For All ILECs to Recertify Study Area Boundary Shapefiles

March 16 Deadline for Any Modified Shapefiles

In 2013, the FCC required all incumbent local exchange carriers (LECs) to submit study area boundaries in shapefile format. These boundaries must be recertified by an officer every two years. The next recertification deadline is May 26, 2015. FCC staff has communicated that they are still preparing the online certification process, which will be available here: JSI will alert clients once the site is available and can assist with the certification process.

Additionally, any ILEC that needs to resubmit modified study area boundary shapefiles must do so by March 16, 2015. ILECs could have boundary modifications as a result of ongoing efforts to reconcile gaps and overlaps with neighboring ILECs, or if an exchange was purchased from another entity. If you believe you need to resubmit a study area boundary shapefile and need assistance, please contact JSI immediately.

For questions about the study area boundary shapefile resubmission and recertification process, contact Cassandra Heyne in the Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

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