Special Access Data Collection Approved – With Changes

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The Office of Management and Budget has approved, with changes, the FCC’s mandatory reporting requirement regarding special access services. Among others, the changes include the requirement that carriers report data only for the most recent year, and not 2010 and 2012 as required by the Commission. OMB also excludes from the definition of “Purchaser” those entities that purchased less than $5 million in Dedicated Services in 2013 (in areas where the ILEC is subject to price cap regulation). Certain questions on the FCC’s questionnaire are no longer mandatory, and some of the data the FCC requested only needs to be reported if it is kept in the normal course of business.

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