Wireline Competition Bureau Clarifies Intercarrier Compensation Rules


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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