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  • Call Completion Issues

    Call completion issues include the failure to complete calls as well as significant quality issues with those that do get through. The FCC has recognized these problems threaten the “availability of reliable telephone service to consumers, businesses, and public health and safety officials in rural America.” NECA and rural associations NTCA and WTA have raised awareness among industry stakeholders as we seek to mitigate this ongoing threat to rural subscribers. 

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  • Washington, D.C. activity

    11.27.18 - PRA comments on intermediate provider registry information collection due December 27 | notice 
    10.23.18 - Point of contact requirements for rural call completion effective October 24 | FR notice
    09.19.18 - Intermediate provider registry, rules effective October 19 | FR notice 
    09.18.18 - PRA comments on intermediate provider directory due November 19 | notice 
    08.15.18 - FCC issues rural call completion order, adopts intermediate provider registry | order 
    08.15.18 - PRA comments due September 14 on call completion information collection | notice 
    05.22.18 - PRA comments on rural call completion due July 23 | FR notice 
    05.10.18 - New rural call completion rules effective June 11 | FR  
    04.24.18 - FCC waives May 1 filing of rural call completion reports | Order 
    04.17.18 - FCC adopts measures and seeks comment on the problem of call completion in rural areas. | R&O and FNPRM 
    02.26.18 - Trump signs rural call completion bill |  Act | Announcement 
    02.09.18 - The House unanimously passed the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017 |  Act | Announcement
    01.02.18 - FCC seeks PRA comments on extension of data collection | Notice
    10.16.17 - FCC seeks PRA comments on  data collection | Notice