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Monthly Archives: October 2014


FCC Special Access Data Collection

The FCC is requesting that a Special Access Data Collection be completed by rural LECs and CLECs. A number of rural LECs may only be required to complete Section G to certify that the Data Collection request does not apply to them. However, if your LEC provides a Special Access circuit in a price cap area, you will need to complete the Special Access Data Collection request. Because most CLECs are Providers in a price cap area, your CLEC will most likely need to complete the Data Collection request. If you are required to provide information, you will be providing information that was billed for all of 2013. The Data Collection request is due by December 15, 2014. Below are a number of documents that provide information regarding the Special Access Data Collection. The Data Collection FAQ document has many questions and answers. Hopefully these documents will help determine what is required of your rural LEC or CLEC. Data Collection FAQ Data Collection Order on Reconsideration Data Collection Protective Order Data Collection Decision Tree FCC Launches Data Collection Web Portal Data Collection Instructions One FAQ asks if there are penalties for not filing. The answer is: “Failure to comply with these data reporting requirements may subject parties to monetary forfeitures of up to $160,000 for each violation or each day of a continuing violation, up to a maximum of $1,575,000 for any single act or failure to act that is a continuing violation.” If you are required to complete the Special Access Data Collection, you will not want to miss the December 15, 2014 deadline. After some research, NISC has found that some companies bill Special Access through CABs, others bill through Customer Care & [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on FCC Special Access Data Collection

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Kicks Off Building Expansion Project

NISC Building Expansion to Begin this Month Lake Saint Louis, Mo., October 7, 2014 — National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of technology solutions to utility and telecommunications organizations worldwide, will officially break ground at the Lake Saint Louis, Mo. location in October. This expansion will accommodate the continual growth of the cooperative and make room for an expanded mailroom facility. "It is with much anticipated excitement that NISC is going to expand our Lake Saint Louis facility. As the company continues to grow, we also are adding new employees—which presses us for space in our current building,” said Jackie Rocha, Manager of Office Services and Facilities at NISC. “Our Automated Mailroom Services division continues to add new accounts and equipment to process our customers monthly billings to their customers which accounts for the 1st floor production expansion. We look forward to completion of this project by early Fall 2015. We can't get it done soon enough." The expansion was marked by speeches given by Vern Dosch, President and CEO of NISC, Harry Barnes, NISC Board of Directors Vice Chairman, and by Kathy Schweikert, City of Lake Saint Louis Mayor. “The City of Lake Saint Louis is excited to have NISC, one of our top employers in the city, expanding their facility with a 44,000 square foot building addition,” said Schweikert. At a time, when many companies are downsizing, NISC is increasing their business and adding jobs. We are happy to share in NISC’s growth!” The event was attended by many NISC Lake Saint Louis employees, members of the community and business leaders. The Lake Saint Louis location, one of four NISC campuses in the United States, has been the Missouri home of [...]

By | October 7th, 2014|Press Release|Comments Off on Ceremonial Groundbreaking Kicks Off Building Expansion Project