FCC Order for Originating Intrastate VoIP
Posted by: on May 14, 2012
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted and released FCC Order FCC 12-47 which addresses originating intrastate Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) traffic. This Order was released April 25, 2012. Once it is filed in the Federal Register, it will become effective 45 days later.
Within paragraph two of this Order it states, “Specifically, we modify our rules to permit LECs, prospectively, to tariff a transitional default rate equal to their intrastate originating access rates when they originate intrastate toll VoIP traffic until June 30, 2014.”
Within paragraph 35 of this Order it states, “In particular, consistent with Frontier’s proposal, we amend Part 51 of our rules, as reflected in the attached Appendix A, to permit LECs to tariff default rates equal to their intrastate originating access rates when they originate intrastate toll VoIP traffic from the effective date of our revised rules until June 30, 2014 – effective July 1, 2014, LECs will be permitted to tariff default rates for such traffic equal to their interstate originating access rates.”
If you change your intrastate access tariffs to reflect FCC Order 12-47, NISC will need a copy of your revised VoIP-PSTN tariff with these language changes. Once NISC receives your tariff pages, we will stop applying PVU to originating intrastate usage as of the day before the effective date of your tariff. PVU factors will continue to apply to terminating intrastate usage per your intrastate VoIP-PSTN tariff.
It will need to be determined how intrastate direct trunk billing, where PVU factors are applied, will be affected by FCC Order 12-47. Direct trunk charges are not separated between originating and terminating. Once these billing details have been determined, additional information will be provided at a later date.
Click here to view FCC Order 12-47.