02.16.17 – As a part of their rural call completion consent decree, Verizon is hosting an industry workshop in Washington, D.C., on March 29, 2017.
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
WTA have raised awareness among industry stakeholders as we seek to mitigate this ongoing threat to rural subscribers.
Budget Office estimates cost of rural call quality bill
02.01.17 - The Congressional Budget Office issued a
reporton Senate bill
S. 96, the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017. It estimates an implementation cost of over $4 million.
House passes rural call completion bill
01.23.17 - The House of Representatives
H.R.460, the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017, requiring intermediate providers to register with the FCC and comply with the service quality standards set by the agency to improve call quality in rural areas.
02.24.16 - NTCA, Pine Belt Telephone, NECA discuss rural call completion issues
Association Activity archives
Rural call completion workshop draws FCC staff, industry stakeholders
Despite recent FCC efforts, rural call completion issues persist
Call Completion Order signals welcome relief
Industry eagerly awaits call completion order
Positive steps seen in rural call completion efforts
Pressure to resolve call completion issues reaches new heights
Pressure for call completion enforcement increases
Call completion problems persist in rural America
To learn more, contact
Bob Gnapp, Director Member Training and Network Analysis, 800.892.3322 (x4415).