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Pricing Policy Division

Welcome to the homepage for the Pricing Policy Division of the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau. The Pricing Policy Division is responsible for administering the provisions of the Communications Act requiring that the charges, practices, classifications, and regulations of common carriers providing interstate and foreign telecommunications services are just and reasonable. The Division develops competitive pricing policies and rules for the retail and wholesale interstate rates charged by price-cap carriers and rate-of-return carriers; the intercarrier compensation rates that carriers charge each other; and the rates or rate methodologies for resale of local exchange services, unbundled network elements and interconnection that incumbent carriers charge competitive carriers. The Division also ensures compliance with Commission pricing rules and conducts formal or informal investigations of carrier charges, practices, classifications and regulations, and recommends appropriate action. The Division also develops rules and polices relating to the Uniform System of Accounts, affiliate transactions, regulated/non-regulated cost allocations, and depreciation rates. The Division is responsible for the Commission’s jurisdictional separations procedures, including supporting the Commission’s role in the Federal-State Joint Board on Separations.

Division Headlines

11/04/14 Bureau seeks comment on Pay Tel Communications, Inc. Petition for Extension of Waiver. Word

10/22/14 FCC seeks further comment on potential reforms to the inmate calling services market. Word

10/03/14 WCB releases a PN seeking comment on IAMO Telephone Company, Inc.’s Petition for Limited Waiver of the Commission's Intercarrier Compensation Revenue Recovery Rules for Rate-of-Return Carriers. Word

10/01/14 WCB releases order denying Securus Technologies, Inc. objection to Pay Tel Communications, Inc. request for access to confidential data pursuant to the Protective Order in WC Docket No. 12-375. Word

10/01/14 WCB Launches Secure Portal for Special Access Data Collection. Word

9/15/14 Bureau amends special access data collection to reflect approval received from the Office of Management and Budget. Granted in part and denied in part two petitions seeking reconsideration, and announced a Dec. 15, 2014, filing deadline for the data collection. Word

9/15/14 Comment Deadlines Extended in Special Access Proceeding. Word

9/8/14 WCB Rejects ProposedTariff Filing by GS Texas Ventures, LLC. Word

8/25/14 WCB initiates a proceeding to review the Commission’s Part 32 Uniform System of Accounts (USOA) to consider ways to minimize compliance burdens while ensuring that the agency retains access to the information it needs to fulfill its regulatory duties. Word

8/18/14 WCB announces that it will proceed with the collection fo data for a comprehensive analysis of the special access market adopted by the Commission in 2012, consistent with the approval of the Office of Management and Budget. Word

8/12/14 WCB Seeks Comment On Wilkes Telephone Membership Corporation Petition For Limited And Expedited Waiver Of The Commission's Intercarrier Compensation Revenue Recovery Rules For Rate-Of-Return Carriers. Word

8/12/14 WCB Seeks Comment On Rural LECS Petition For Limited And Expedited Waiver of the Commission's Intercarrier Compensation Revenue Recovery Rules For Rate-Of-Return Carriers. Word

7/15/14 WCB Seeks Comment on Petition for Waiver of Section 51.913(a) Regarding Reductions in Intercarrier Compensation Rates for Originating Intrastate Toll Voice Over Internet Protocol Traffic. Word

7/11/14 FCC Responds to Motions Filed by Inmate Calling Services Providers Seeking an Extension of Time to Respond to the Commission's Mandatory Data Request in the Inmate Calling Services Proceeding. Word

7/09/14 FCC Announces Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Added to the July 9 Workshop on Inmate Calling Services Reform. Word

7/07/14 FCC Announces Further Details on Agenda and Panelists for July 9 Inmate Calling Services Workshop. PDF

6/27/14 Further Details on July 9 Inmate Calling Services Workshop Provided. Word

6/27/14 Bureau Seeks Comment on Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative Petition for ICC Revenue Recovery Waiver. Word

6/27/14 Bureau Seeks Comment on Texas Local Exchange Carriers Petition for ICC Revenue Recovery Waiver. Word

6/27/14 Bureau Seeks Comment on E.N.M.R. Telephone Cooperative Petition for ICC Revenue Recovery Waiver. Word

6/27/14 Bureau Seeks Comment on ETEX Telephone Cooperative Petition for ICC Revenue Recovery Waiver. Word

6/25/14 Bureau Announces Annual Adjustment of Average Schedule Formulas. Word

6/17/14 Commission Announces Inmate Calling Services Data Due Date. Word

5/22/14 Public Notice Containing procedures for obtaining confidential information from 2014 Annual Access Charge Tariff Filings released. Word

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