OMB Approves Rural Call Completion Reporting Requirements


Approval of the FCC’s Rural Call Completion data collection and reporting requirements by the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) allows them to take effect on April 1, 2015, according to the FCC.  OMB Approves Rural Call Completion Reporting.  These rules apply to all providers of long distance services that make the initial call path selection for more than 100,000 domestic retail subscriber lines or their equivalent.  In addition to traditional interexchange carriers, the new requirements apply to VoIP providers and commercial mobile radio service providers. 

Included in these requirements for any provider serving more than 100,000 domestic retail subscriber lines, exempt from filing quarterly reports pursuant to paragraph 67 of the RCC Report & Order, is the obligation to still file, with the FCC, a “one-time letter in WC Docket No. 13-39 explaining that they do not make the initial long-distance call path choice for more than 100,000 long-distance voice service subscriber lines and identifying the long-distance provider or providers to which they hand off their end-user customers’ calls.”  A copy of this letter also must be sent to each provider having reporting responsibility. 

Covered providers must submit the first certified report to the FCC electronically on Form 480 by August 1, 2015 (reflecting monthly data from April through June).  Quarterly reports must be submitted on an ongoing basis, pursuant to 47 C.F.R. § 64.2105.

If you have any questions about this alert or RCC issues in general, please contact Robert Jackson,, 703-714-1316.

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