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 North American Numbering Plan Administration issued a Planning Letter announcing a moratorium on 555 line number assignments. NANPA reminds carriers that the 555 NXX Assignment Guidelines require that 555 numbers must be placed in service within 12 months of assignment. Numbers assigned but not in service in that time frame must be returned to NANPA. 555 assignees are reminded that:
1. Effective June 17, 2015, a moratorium on the assignment of 555 line numbers was implemented.
2. 555 line number(s) not in service must be returned to NANPA.
3. Those assignees who state their number is in service must provide NANPA with specific information. Click here for details.
4. If a 555 assignee’s mailing address, telephone number or fax number that appears on the original 555 application has changed, NANPA must be notified of the change(s)
The FCC announced that the revisions to §54.405 and 54.407 of its Lifeline rules regarding subscriber usage of Lifeline-supported services will become effective July 22, 2015. The rules were clarified to make it clear that an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) must both assess and collect a monthly fee from a subscriber in order to avoid the Lifeline usage requirements, including the requirement to de-enroll inactive subscribers who fail to use the service within any consecutive 60-day period. TMI Regulatory Bulletin Service subscribers see Bulletin dated 4/6/15.