Last month we reported on the FCC’s disposition of a number of petitions for reconsideration in the rural call completion proceeding. In taking care of those petitions, the Commission tweaked its rules a bit, mainly in response to suggestions from USTelecom and ITTA. That action has now been published in the Federal Register, which means that those tweaks will become effective as of January 9, 2015. Note, however, that the “information collections” that the FCC has adopted in this proceeding – including both those adopted in the Report and Order a year ago and the changes in the recent order on reconsideration – apparently have still not received the big thumbs up from OMB (as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act). As a result, we still don’t know when the record retention and quarterly rural call completion statistics reporting requirements will take effect.
Home Cellular Rural Call Completion Update: Further Tweaks to Take Effect in January