Wireline Competition Bureau Clarifies Intercarrier Compensation Rules

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The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) has issued an Order that clarifies and corrects “certain rules relating to implementation of the intercarrier compensation (ICC) transition adopted in the USF/ICC Transformation Order.”  In the Order, the Bureau (1) clarifies language in Sections 51.907 and 51.909 of the FCC’s rules to reflect ongoing rate parity; (2) clarifies certain aspects of the FCC’s rules relating to the transition of terminating end office access rates and the calculation of Eligible Recovery for price cap and rate-of-return carriers beginning in 2014; and (3) clarifies issues related to duplicative recovery and the true-up of regulatory fees and revenue calculations.

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