Rural Call Completion Officially Begins

Posted by Ken Babcock on Mar 10, 2015 4:02:00 PM
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In case you haven’t seen the latest information released from the FCC, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has put their final stamp of approval on the Rural Call Completion Order.  While conversations around the order have been swirling since late 2013, the OMB approval means that all long distance voice service providers must take action by April 1, 2015.

If you qualify as a “covered provider”, the rules of the order require the recording and retention of call detail records beginning April 1, 2015.  All data pertaining to the order must be retained for a period of 6 months.  The first official rural call completion report is due to the FCC by August 1, 2015 consisting of data from April, May, and June 2015.

If you do not qualify as a “covered provider”, a one-time letter must be filed with the FCC by April 1, 2015 explaining why you do not qualify.


If you are unsure if you qualify as a “covered provider” or unsure how you are going to meet the reporting requirements, Contact ATS today for information and a free estimate.

ATS and CCMI are joining up to produce a webinar on the Rural Call Completion order and what you should be doing to prepare.

Topics: USF, Regulatory