Title 47 published on 2012-10-01
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The Report and Order eliminates comparably efficient interconnection (CEI) and open network architecture (ONA) narrowband reporting requirements applicable to the Bell Operating Companies (BOCs). These requirements have been in place to monitor the BOCs' compliance with access and interconnection services that they must offer to competitive enhanced service providers (ESPs). The Commission no longer relies on the reports in the course of its decision making, and there is nothing in the record indicating that the reports contain information that is useful to ESPs. Eliminating them will improve the way the Commission collects, uses, and disseminates data, including by altering or eliminating collections that are no longer useful or necessary to carry out our statutory responsibilities.
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau clarifies and corrects certain provisions of the Commission's rules in response to recent petitions and other requests for clarification or correction of the new rules adopted as part of Universal Service Fund intercarrier compensation transformation reforms and also grants a limited waiver of the Commission's rules to address administrative concerns and rule inconsistencies.
This document makes a number of nonsubstantive, editorial or conforming revisions to the Commission's rules. These revisions are made to delete certain rule provisions that are without current legal effect or are otherwise obsolete. They are also made to clarify, simplify, and harmonize Commission rules, making the rules more readily accessible to the public and avoiding potential confusion for interested parties and Commission staff alike. In addition to deleting balance sheet account instructions that are now obsolete, as well as references to rules that have previously been deleted, this document deletes and amends rules that refer to unbundled network elements that are no longer subject to unbundling as a result of decisions in the Triennial Review proceedings or expired transition periods.
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§ 151 - Purposes of chapter; Federal Communications Commission created
§ 152 - Application of chapter
§ 153 - Definitions
§ 154 - Federal Communications Commission
§ 155 - Commission
§ 157 - New technologies and services
§ 201 - Service and charges
§ 202 - Discriminations and preferences
§ 203 - Schedules of charges
§ 204 - Hearings on new charges; suspension pending hearing; refunds; duration of hearing; appeal of order concluding hearing
§ 205 - Commission authorized to prescribe just and reasonable charges; penalties for violations
§ 207 - Recovery of damages
§ 208 - Complaints to Commission; investigations; duration of investigation; appeal of order concluding investigation
§ 209 - Orders for payment of money
§ 218 - Management of business; inquiries by Commission
§ 220 - Accounts, records, and memoranda
§ 225 - Telecommunications services for hearing-impaired and speech-impaired individuals
§ 226 - Telephone operator services
§ 227 - Restrictions on use of telephone equipment
§ 251 - Interconnection
§ 252 - Procedures for negotiation, arbitration, and approval of agreements
§ 253 - Removal of barriers to entry
§ 254 - Universal service
§ 256 - Coordination for interconnectivity
§ 271 - Bell operating company entry into interLATA services
§ 303 - Powers and duties of Commission
§ 332 - Mobile services
48 Stat. 1070
48 Stat. 1077
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 47 CFR 51 after this date.
In this Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Further Notice), the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on how to streamline or eliminate legacy regulations contained in the Computer Inquiry proceedings and that are applicable to the Bell Operating Companies (BOCs). The FNPRM: Seeks data on the changing market for narrowband enhanced services, in particular, the extent to which enhanced service providers (ESPs) continue to need access to the BOCs' basic network transmission services offered through comparably efficient interconnection (CEI) and open network architecture (ONA) services; proposes eliminating CEI requirements and seeks comment on whether to retain only limited ONA inputs that ESPs require in areas where there are no competitive alternatives; and seeks comment on the need for the continuing application of the All-Carrier Rule that requires non-BOC incumbent local exchange carriers (LECs) to offer non-discriminatory access to basic network services for unaffiliated ESPs.