3 11, 2021

JSI Numbering Expert Named NANC Vice Chair

2021-11-03T08:27:30-04:00November 3, 2021|News|

FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel this week named Bridget Alexander White, staff director in JSI’s Business Development department, as the vice chair of the North American Numbering Council (NANC). She will serve as vice chair during the 2021-2023 charter. Bridget is in her second term on the Council and has been a voting member of the since 2017. Bridget’s nomination is sponsored by US Connect.

The NANC is composed of representatives of telecom carriers, regulators, cable providers, VoIP providers, industry associations, vendors, and consumer advocates. Its main mission is to recommend to the FCC ways to modernize the North American Numbering Plan. It also has been instrumental recently in the FCC’s fight against illegal robocalls, working on implementing STIR/SHAKEN and the Reassigned Numbers Database. Bridget has been involved in all of those discussions, representing the interests of small and rural carriers.

Bridget has worked in the telecom industry for nearly 25 years, much of it focused on telecom policies that drive numbering and porting decisions. She works with rural companies each day that are affected by the NANC’s decisions and provides a vital voice for them on the Council.

“I was rendered speechless when I received the call asking me to serve as vice chair! I work with a wonderful and intelligent group of people on the Council and the opportunity to serve as vice chair of the NANC is an honor,” Bridget said. “I greatly appreciate Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s appointment in recognition of my contributions to the Council and I look forward to continuing to advocate for rural carriers in the industry.”

Bridget is excited about her new role helping to lead the NANC as it tackles several big issues. She invites clients to communicate any concerns or opinions about NANC’s work to her directly by email or by phone at 301-459-7590.

30 07, 2021

JSI Numbering Expert Reappointed to NANC

2021-11-02T13:08:17-04:00July 30, 2021|News|

Bridget Alexander White, staff director in JSI’s Business Development department, was reappointed recently to the rechartered North American Numbering Council (NANC) by FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. This is Bridget’s second term on the Council as a full, voting member. She was first appointed in 2017 and has served on the NANC for four years. Bridget’s nomination was sponsored by US Connect.

The NANC’s main mission is to recommend to the FCC ways to modernize the North American Numbering Plan, but it also has been instrumental in the FCC’s fight against illegal robocalls in recent years. Bridget was on the front line of discussions about STIR/SHAKEN and the Reassigned Numbers Database during her first term and  represented the interests of small and rural carriers on the NANC on both issues.

Bridget has worked in the telecom industry for nearly 25 years, much of it focused on telecom policies that drive numbering and porting decisions. She also works with rural companies on a daily basis that are affected by the NANC’s decisions and provides a vital voice for them on the Council.

“It has been my pleasure representing rural LECs on the NANC over the years. I look forward to continually ensuring RLECs’ best interests are considered and heard in all NANC recommendations to the FCC for numbering, porting and robocall mitigation,” Bridget said about her reappointment.

The NANC is composed of representatives of telecom carriers, regulators, cable providers, VoIP providers, industry associations, vendors, and consumer advocates.

Bridget invites clients to communicate any concerns or opinions about NANC’s work to her directly. She can be reached by email or in our Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

2 07, 2021

Reminder: Carrier Identification Code Reports Due July 31

2021-11-02T13:09:18-04:00July 2, 2021|e-Lerts|

Carriers must submit their semi-annual Carrier Identification Code (CIC) Entity Access and Usage reports covering the period from January 1 through June 30, 2021, to the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA) CIC Administrator by July 31, 2021.

For purposes of usage and reporting, CICs are assigned as Direct Trunk Access Feature Group B or D (FG B / FG D) or Switchless Reseller. Companies assigned Direct Trunk Access CICs must have trunk access with a facilities-based LEC. The trunk access must be reported to NANPA by both the CIC assignee and the facilities-based LEC from which the CIC assignee purchases access.

Holders of Switchless Reseller CICs must report the underlying carrier with which the CIC has FG D usage.

Semi-annual CIC reports are the sole tool used by NANPA to confirm if a CIC is being used in accordance with the CIC Assignment Guidelines or to determine if a CIC is subject to reclamation by NANPA.

CIC reminders:

  • Failure to submit the required semi-annual reports may result in CIC reclamation by NANPA.
  • Make sure the CIC reports are accurate before submission as information provided is considered certified.
  • CICs must be used in the manner they were requested and assigned within the CIC guidelines.
  • Verify your company’s CIC contact on file with NANPA is current and accurate. If not, updates should be filed with NANPA.

For more information about the required reporting and how JSI’s CIC Management Service can help you better manage your CICs in the future, contact Lisa Cover in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

21 06, 2021

FCC Numbering Resource and Utilization Form 502 Report Due Aug. 2

2021-11-02T13:10:03-04:00June 21, 2021|e-Lerts|

JSI’s new NPAC Query Portal can help with this filing’s accuracy

All service providers receiving numbering resources directly from the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) must file their Numbering Resource and Utilization Form (NRUF), known as Form 502, by August 2, 2021, for the period ending June 30, 2021. Numbering utilization for this report is categorized as follows: Assigned, Intermediate, Reserved, Aging and Administrative. Telephone numbers that do not fall into any of these categories are considered Available for Assignment.

One common area of concern is how to categorize telephone numbers (TNs) that have been ported out of the original service provider’s network. Current rules require the carrier to which the numbers were originally assigned by NANPA to report ported-out numbers as Assigned on the Form 502. If a ported-out number is disconnected in the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) it automatically returns (snaps back) to the original carrier assigned the number. These disconnected TNs which have been snapped back are considered Available in the numbering inventory and must be categorized as Available in the original carrier’s Form 502 filing.

New this year, JSI clients can directly query their assigned NPA-NXXs and 1K Blocks in the NPAC using our new NPAC Query Portal in MyJSI. Our new portal provides the NPAC status in an Excel report on every TN within an NXX or 1K block to assist carriers correctly identify the status of ported out numbers. These reports include: Ported TN, Port Status, Location Routing Number (LRN), Ported Date, Line Type, Operating Company Number (OCN), Service Provider IDentifier (SPID), City, and State. The NPAC Query Portal is open to all MyJSI users and no contract is required. Fees are on a per-report basis and are based solely on the quantity of NXX or 1K block reports requested in the query. Querying a full NPA-NXX is $35 and a single 1K block is $5.

Ensure your NRUF filing is complete and accurate by running the necessary reports from our NPAC Query Portal. Simply sign into your MyJSI account and click on the NPAC Query Portal on the menu. If you do not have a MyJSI account, you can request one by clicking on the sign up link at http://myjsi.jsitel.com/site/login.

For questions on the Form 502 or the NPAC Query Portal, please contact Karen Hoffman in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

23 06, 2020

Reminder: CIC Reports Due July 31

2020-06-23T10:43:38-04:00June 23, 2020|e-Lerts|

Carriers must submit their semi-annual Carrier Identification Code (CIC) Entity Access and Usage reports covering the period from January 1 through June 30, 2020, to the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA) CIC Administrator by July 31, 2020.

For purposes of usage and reporting, CICs are assigned as Direct Trunk Access Feature Group B or D (FG B / FG D) or Switchless Reseller. Companies assigned Direct Trunk Access CICs must have trunk access with a facilities-based LEC. The trunk access must be reported to NANPA by both the CIC assignee and the facilities-based LEC from which the CIC assignee purchases access.

Holders of Switchless Reseller CICs must report the underlying carrier with which the CIC has FG D usage.

Semi-annual CIC reports are the sole tool used by NANPA to confirm if a CIC is being used in accordance with the CIC Assignment Guidelines or to determine if a CIC is subject to reclamation by NANPA.

CIC reminders:

  • Failure to submit the required semi-annual reports may result in CIC reclamation by NANPA.
  • Make sure the CIC reports are accurate before submission as information provided is considered certified.
  • CICs must be used in the manner they were requested and assigned within the CIC guidelines.
  • Verify your company’s CIC contact on file with NANPA is current and accurate. If not, updates should be filed with NANPA.

For more information about the required reporting and how JSI’s CIC Management Service can help you better manage your CICs in the future, contact Lisa Cover in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

24 12, 2019

Carrier Identification Code Reports Due January 31

2019-12-24T11:58:12-05:00December 24, 2019|e-Lerts|

The semi-annual Carrier Identification Code (CIC) Entity Access and Usage reports covering the period from July 1 through December 31, 2019, are due to the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA) CIC Administrator by January 31, 2020.

For purposes of usage and reporting, CICs are assigned as Direct Trunk Access Feature Group B or D (FG B / FG D) or Switchless Reseller. Companies assigned Direct Trunk Access CICs must have trunk access with a facilities-based LEC. The trunk access must be reported to NANPA by both the CIC assignee and the facilities-based LEC from which the CIC assignee purchases access.

Holders of Switchless Reseller CICs must report the underlying carrier with which the CIC has FG D usage.

Semi-annual CIC reports are the sole tool used by NANPA to confirm if a CIC is being used in accordance with the CIC Assignment Guidelines or to determine if a CIC is subject to reclamation by NANPA.

CIC reminders:

  • Failure to submit the required semi-annual reports may result in CIC reclamation by NANPA.
  • Make sure the CIC reports are accurate before submission as information submitted to NANPA provided is considered certified by the CIC assignee.
  • CICs must be used in the manner they were requested and assigned within the CIC guidelines.
  • Verify your company’s CIC contact on file with NANPA is current and accurate. If not, updates should be filed with NANPA.

For more information about the required reporting and how JSI’s CIC Management Service can help you better manage your CICs in the future, contact Bridget Alexander White or Lisa Cover in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

27 06, 2019

Carrier Identification Code Reports Due July 31

2019-06-27T12:02:12-04:00June 27, 2019|e-Lerts|

The semi-annual Carrier Identification Code (CIC) Entity Access and Usage reports covering the period from January 1 through June 30, 2019, are due to the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA) CIC Administrator by July 31, 2019.

For purposes of usage and reporting, CICs are assigned as Direct Trunk Access Feature Group B or D (FG B / FG D) or Switchless Reseller. Companies assigned Direct Trunk Access CICs must have trunk access with a facilities-based LEC. The trunk access must be reported to NANPA by both the CIC assignee and the facilities-based LEC from which the CIC assignee purchases access.

Holders of Switchless Reseller CICs must report the underlying carrier with which the CIC has FG D usage.

Semi-annual CIC reports are the sole tool used by NANPA to confirm if a CIC is being used in accordance with the CIC Assignment Guidelines or to determine if a CIC is subject to reclamation by NANPA.

CIC reminders:

  • Failure to submit the required semi-annual reports may result in CIC reclamation by NANPA.
  • Make sure the CIC reports are accurate before submission as information provided is considered certified.
  • CICs must be used in the manner they were requested and assigned within the CIC guidelines.
  • Verify your company’s CIC contact on file with NANPA is current and accurate. If not, updates should be filed with NANPA.

For more information about the required reporting and how JSI’s CIC Management Service can help you better manage your CICs in the future, contact Bridget Alexander White in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

4 01, 2019

Carrier Identification Code Reports Due Jan. 31

2019-01-04T11:12:30-05:00January 4, 2019|e-Lerts|

The semi-annual Carrier Identification Code (CIC) Entity Access and Usage reports are due to the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA) CIC Administrator by January 31.

For purposes of usage and reporting, CICs are categorized as Direct Trunk Access Feature Group D (FG D) or Switchless Reseller. Companies assigned Direct Trunk Access FG D CICs must have direct FG D trunk access with a facilities-based LEC. Direct FG D trunk access must be reported to NANPA on a semi-annual basis by both the CIC assignee and the facilities-based LEC from which the CIC assignee purchases access.

Holders of Switchless Reseller CICs must report the (underlying) carrier with which the CIC has FG D usage. To retain the Switchless Reseller CIC, FG D usage must be reported to NANPA on a semi-annual basis.

CIC reminders:

  • Failure to submit the required semi-annual reports may result in CIC reclamation by NANPA.
  • CICs must be used in the manner they were requested and assigned within the CIC guidelines.
  • Verify that your company’s CIC contact on file with NANPA is current and accurate. If not, updates should be filed with NANPA.
  • Somos is now the numbering administrator; note the email address change for all NANPA correspondence.

For more information about the required reporting and how JSI’s CIC Management Service can help you better manage your CICs in the future, contact Bridget Alexander White in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

17 11, 2017

JSI’s Numbering Expert Named to NANC

2017-11-17T11:30:27-05:00November 17, 2017|News|

JSI is excited to announce that Bridget Alexander White, manager in our Business Development department, was appointed by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to the North American Numbering Council (NANC) as a full, voting member. This is the first time someone from JSI has been named to the NANC. Bridget’s nomination was sponsored by US Connect.

The NANC’s mission is to recommend to the FCC ways to modernize the North American Numbering Plan to ensure the efficient, impartial assignment and use of vital numbering resources in the changing, modern world of communications. The NANC is composed of representatives of telecom carriers, regulators, cable providers, VoIP providers, industry associations, vendors, and consumer advocates.

Bridget’s voting membership will bring small and rural carriers’ positions to the NANC, which are important to consider in the development of porting and numbering rules and procedures. Bridget has worked in the telecom industry for more than 19 years and her broad knowledge of the telecom policies that drive numbering and porting decisions, as well as her daily contact with those companies that are affected by those decisions, will bring a unique perspective to the Council.

Bridget is not a stranger to the NANC. She is a longtime voting participant on the NANC’s Future of Numbering (FoN) and Local Number Portability Administration (LNPA) working groups, and served as chair of the LNPA working group’s New Entrant Sub-team which developed guidelines for new providers entering the porting arena.

Bridget is excited to be able to participate and represent small companies as a member of NANC. She invites clients to communicate any concerns or opinions about NANC’s work to her so that she can best represent their interests on the Council. She can be reached by email or in our Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

8 01, 2016

Carrier Identification Code Reports Due February 1

2017-05-19T10:09:44-04:00January 8, 2016|e-Lerts|

The semi-annual Carrier Identification Code (CIC) Entity Access and Usage reports are due to the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA) CIC Administrator by February 1. The usual report due date is January 31, but because the deadline falls on a Sunday in 2016, the due date was moved to February 1.

For purposes of usage and reporting, CICs are categorized as Direct Trunk Access Feature Group D (FG D) or Switchless Reseller. Companies assigned Direct Trunk Access FG D CICs must have direct FG D trunk access with a facilities-based LEC. Direct FG D trunk access must be reported to NANPA on a semi-annual basis by both the CIC assignee and the facilities-based LEC from which the CIC assignee purchases access.

Holders of Switchless Reseller CICs must report the (underlying) carrier with which the CIC has FG D usage/service. To retain the Switchless Reseller CIC, FG D usage/service must be reported to NANPA on a semi-annual basis.

Failure to use the CIC in the manner in which it was requested and assigned within the guidelines or to submit the required semi-annual report may result in CIC reclamation by NANPA.

For more information about this report and how JSI’s CIC Management Service can help you better manage your CICs in the future, contact Bridget Alexander in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

Source: JSI e-Lert

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