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 Briefing.
The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau announced two upcoming Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) Transition outreach and education events to be held by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP, the Transition Oversight Manager (TOM). All stakeholders with an interest in the transition are encouraged to participate. On April 11 or 12, 2016, the TOM will offer an opportunity for stakeholders to connect at an in-person event and share perspectives and ask questions about the LNPA Transition in an informal manner. The event will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites National Harbor, MD. It does not require registration or a specific appointment. Interested persons may contact the TOM with any questions or preference for a particular time to meet at this address. On April 20, 2016, TOM will host the fourth LNPA Transition Outreach and Education Plan (TOEP) webcast. The webcast is intended to provide transparent communications regarding the LNPA Transition; serve as an open forum to gather and understand needs and concerns; and, incorporate feedback to improve future communications. Interested parties can register here.
The Universal Service Administrative Company reminded carriers about revisions and changes to their revenues reported on Form 499A for 2016. USAC said that shortly after the April 1 deadline, automated programs run through the submitted forms and do standard checks to ensure that lines are filled out accordingly on each form. If the form is flagged, a USAC analyst will review the form and may contact the filer if there are additional questions that require further conversation. USAC reminded filers that while they are allowed to revise their forms at any time during the year, a change in contribution revenue may cause a change in the amount of Universal Service Fund support the provider is responsible for contributing (i.e., their monthly statements could change.)