Lifeline’s New Rolling Recertification Process Begins July 1

March 16th, 2017|e-Lerts|

Clients should be preparing now to launch efforts in April JSI clients that perform their own Lifeline customer recertifications are urged to begin preparing for the first monthly rolling recertification process, that start with the [...]

FCC Reopens Form 477 Filing System

March 7th, 2017|e-Lerts|

Deadline extended to March 24 After last week’s delay, the FCC Form 477 filing system has reopened. The FCC announced today that March 24, 2017, is the extended deadline for carriers to report data on [...]

CAF Phase II Reverse Auction Bidding Weights Defined

March 7th, 2017|e-Lerts|

Auctions Still Far Away On March 2, 2017, the FCC released an Order which tied up some loose ends with the Connect America Fund Phase II reverse auctions, such as defining the bidding weights for [...]

FCC Announces 2017 Rate Benchmarks for Voice and Broadband

March 6th, 2017|e-Lerts|

In February, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice announcing the 2017 local rate floor for incumbent eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) that receive High Cost Loop Support (HCLS). Companies that elected A-CAM support [...]

Reminder of Upcoming Deadlines on Service Accessibility & Long Distance Rates

March 3rd, 2017|e-Lerts|

We remind clients of two upcoming deadlines that your company should begin preparing for now. Service Accessibility Compliance Certification Filing Companies must submit their certifications to the FCC by April 1 concerning accessibility of services [...]

FCC Grants Stay Petition for Data Security Rules

March 2nd, 2017|e-Lerts|

In an Order adopted yesterday, the FCC partially stayed rules requiring broadband Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to implement reasonable data security practices to protect their customers’ privacy. These rules, adopted in October 2016, were scheduled [...]

FCC Extends HUBB, Form 477 Broadband Reporting Deadlines

February 27th, 2017|e-Lerts|

Late Friday, February 24, the FCC extended two deadlines for broadband reporting obligations that were supposed to occur this week. First, an FCC Order extends the March 1, 2017, deadline for rate-of-return carriers to submit [...]

Small Broadband Providers Relieved from Net Neutrality Reporting Obligations

February 24th, 2017|e-Lerts|

February 23, 2017, marked new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s second official Open Meeting, and he led the Commission through a long list of important items for a vote. One of the approved items, with a [...]

Reminder: Upcoming March 1 Deadlines

January 31st, 2017|e-Lerts|

JSI reminds its clients of several important March 1, 2017, filing deadlines. These deadlines affect wireline, wireless and VoIP telephone providers and video/cable companies. FCC Form 477 FCC Form 477, Local Telephone Competition and Broadband [...]

Reminder: Power Backup Official Notices Required Starting February 1, 2017

January 26th, 2017|e-Lerts|

All companies that use non-line-powered local loops, such as fiber to the home (FTTH), must offer at least eight hours of power backup to customers. Now starting February 1, 2017, carriers with fewer than 100,000 [...]

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