Report Overview • Upcoming INC Meetings • NANPE Expansion Workshop • Progress • D-digit • CO/NXX Workshop • Growth Code Appeals • Imminent Exhaust Procedures
Upcoming INC Meetings • January 8-12: INC 54 • March 5-9: INC 55 • April 23-26: INC 56
NANPE Expansion Progress • INC eliminated four NANP Expansion options. • INC has reached consensus that there are two viable options that require that the D-digit not be released prior to NANP Expansion. • Finally, information was shared by participants that the FCC is interested in learning more about D-digit release.
D-digit Release The INC is opposed to the release of the D-digit prior to NANP expansion because: • It is not a quick fix for additional numbering resources as it will take years to implement. • It is not clear that this will add significant life to the NANP. • This will make it impossible to transition to the preferred NANP expansion options. • D-digit release must occur simultaneously across the entire NANP. • Canadian industry and regulators have endorsed D-digit release in conjunction with NANP expansion.
Growth Code Appeals • To whom should a SP appeal if a growth code request is denied because it does not meet the MTE requirement? (Circumstances could be due to a new switch in a rate center, a specific customer request, or a new type of service.) • CFR 52.15 (g) (3) (iv) states that SPs should appeal to state regulators • However, the FCC has directed NANPA to refer SPs to the FCC • Clarification from the CCB is needed in order for INC to document the correct procedure in its guidelines
Imminent Exhaust Procedures • Imminent exhaust procedures would permit SPs to obtain codes (using strict needs-based criteria) outside of the rationing process without having to petition state or national regulators. • Some participants believe that the FCC has already communicated a need in different venues that the industry should develop national procedures. • Other participants believe that rationing plans should continue to be decided on a per-NPA basis, and that rationing plans are under state jurisdiction. • Can the NANC or CCB provide clarification as to whether this is a national policy directive?