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.
The FCC adopted rules to improve the reliability and resiliency of 911 communications networks. The rules require entities that route 911 calls and number or location information to public safety answering points (PSAPs) to implement either industry best practices or alternative measures that are reasonably sufficient to ensure reliable 911 service. The rules do not apply to entities that merely provide the capability for customers to originate 911 calls. Covered providers will also have to make annual compliance certifications to the FCC and notify PSAPs within 30 minutes after discovering an outage that may affect a 911 special facility. TMI Regulatory Bulletin Service subscribers see FCC Bulletin dated 1/2/14.
The PUC has proposed a decision and drafted an order regarding the implementation of recent legislation (SB 740) and determine if entities that are not telephone corporations can participate in the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF). The draft order could appear before the PUC for a vote as early as February 5, 2014. The PUC is accepting comments on the proposed decision. (Rulemaking 12- 10-012)