The transition of the Public Switched Telephone Network to an all-IP network is an important industry topic. NECA believes the industry and policy-makers need to promote and sustain the ongoing IP transition in a manner consistent with the core statutory objectives of protecting consumers, promoting competition, and ensuring universal service. Regulations need to be reviewed using measured steps to determine the best approaches for transitioning to an all-IP world.
NECA is working with rural associations
WTA to help ensure our members’ interests are considered as regulators address this issue.
FCC clarifies copper retirement notifications
02.10.17 - The Competition Policy Division of the Wireline Competition Bureau issued
an Order clarifying the means by which ILECs may provide interconnecting entities and governmental authorities with copies of copper retirement notices for purposes of Section 51.332.
FCC seeks comments on copper retirement information collection
12.15.16 - The FCC published a
Notice in the Federal Register on December 15, 2016, seeking PRA comments on changes to an information collection resulting from the Commission’s new rules on notices of planned copper retirements.
FCC announces Petitions for Reconsideration of IP Transitions Order filed
11.09.16 - The FCC announced
NASUCA, et al. and
NTIAfiled Petitions for Reconsideration of the
Technology Transitions Order. Oppositions to the Petitions are due 15 days from the Federal Register publication of this Notice; replies are due 10 days after the time for filing oppositions has expired. |
Rural associations file reply comments on proposed section 214 criteria
Associations comment on criteria for filing service discontinuance applications |
Associations file reply to comments on rural broadband experiments |
Associations file comments on rural broadband experiments |
NECA, Associations file reply on AT&T, NTCA petitions |
NECA and OPASTCO file comments on AT&T, NTCA petitions |
IP Technology Transitions Order includes plans for rural broadband experiments