WCB Report Cites Improvement in Rural Call Completion

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The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB or Bureau) has released a report concluding that the rules adopted in the Commission’s Second Rural Call Completion Order (Second Order) have been effective in improving rural call completion across the country.  In the Second Order, the Bureau was directed to review the effectiveness of the rules adopted related to monitoring of intermediate providers, designating a point of contact, and the removal of the data reporting requirement for providers of long-distance phone service, in a published report.  The Bureau also seeks comment on the effectiveness of the intermediate provider service quality standards adopted in the Fourth Rural Call Completion Order.  Comments are due October 29, 2020.

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