The Regulatory Mix from TMI's regulatory monitoring team

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.




In December 2012, the FCC adopted the Special Access Data Collection Order, requiring providers and purchasers of special access and certain entities providing “best efforts” service to submit data, information, and documents for a comprehensive evaluation of competition in the special access market.

In its just released Report and Order, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau:

(1) clarifies the scope of the collection to reduce burden where doing so is consistent with our delegated authority and will not impact the Commission’s ability to analyze the data;

(2) provides instructions and record format specifications for submitting information; and

(3) modifies and amends questions and definitions contained in the collection.

The Bureau said it will “subsequently issue a public notice announcing the deadline for submissions once approval for the collection is obtained as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).”

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