In the Matter of Rural Call Completion

The FCC's rural call completion data collection, reporting and retention requirements not only are ineffective at addressing alleged rural call completion problems, but also involve substantial compliance costs, and should accordingly be eliminated.
Overland Park, KS ( Federal)
October 23, 2018
Submitted by: sprint

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Sprint Corporation

October 23, 2018The most effective solution to uneconomically high terminating rates is for the Commission to accelerate the implementation of the bill-and-keep intercarrier compensation mechanism already endorsed by the Commission’s previous orders on intercarrier compensation -- reducing and ultimately eliminating any incentive to engage in traffic... Read more
October 23, 2018

The most effective solution to uneconomically high terminating rates is for the Commission to accelerate the implementation of the bill-and-keep intercarrier compensation mechanism already endorsed by the Commission’s previous orders on intercarrier compensation -- reducing and ultimately eliminating any incentive to engage in traffic routing practices that adversely affect call quality. Therefore, the Commission should accelerate the transition to bill-and-keep for remaining terminating elements, apply transitional terminating rates to the open end of 8YY traffic, and adopt a plan to transition originating access to a system of bill-and-keep. The reduction of rural call completion problems associated with adverse call termination practices is one additional benefit that would arise from the accelerated implementation of bill-and-keep, the Commission should eliminate the data collection, reporting and retention rules, and suspend such rules during the pendency of the instant NPRM. This suspension will cause

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