The FCC has full jurisdiction over the telephone numbering system in the United States. The Commission's policies governing numbering are designed to promote competitive markets and ensure the efficient use of numbers.  Policies and activities include:

  • Ensuring local number portability, which allows consumers to keep their existing phone  number when switching to a new carrier
  • Ensuring access to number resources for all providers
  • Extending the life of the 10-digit number system, known as the North American Numbering Plan, through thousands-block number pooling and other measures.
  • Preventing premature exhaustion of numbers in an area code
  • Overseeing allocation and management of Toll Free number

 

The following list is a partial record of Numbering proceedings. Any numbering related proceeding not listed here, are available via ECFS - search.

3/6/18
WCB Announces Transition of Wireless Do-Not-Call, Enhanced Law Enforcement Platform and Law Enforcement Public Safety Answering Point Interactive Voice Response Services to Next LNPA
 
10/24/17
Wireline Competition Bureau Reminds Local Number Portability NPAC Users of the October 31, 2017 Registration Deadline
 
8/8/16
Wireline Competition Bureau Announces the Proposed North American Numbering Plan Administration Fund Size Estimate and Contribution Factor for October 2016 Through September 2017
 
7/25/16
FCC 16-92: In this order, the Commission issues its final decision approving the recommendation of the North American Numbering Council that Telcordia Technologies, Inc. d/b/a iconectiv serve as the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA)
 
7/25/16
FCC 16-93 In this order, the Commission dismisses the Application for Review filed by Neustar, Inc., which sought reversal of the Wireline Competition Bureau's second Protective Order in the LNPA proceeding.

2/4/2016

Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Commencement Date and Process for Interconnected VoIP Providers to File Applications for Authorization to Obtain Telephone Numbers Docket(s): 01-92 10-90 95-116 07-243 13-97 04-36 99-200 Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat

06/27/2014

Commission Extends Comment Deadlines For Public Notice Seeking Comment On The North American Numbering Council Recommendation Vendor To Serve As Local Number Portability Administrator CC Docket No. 95-116 and WC Docket Nos. 09-109 DA 14-937 Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat

06/25/2014

Petition of Telcordia Technologies, Inc. to Reform or Strike Amendment 70, to Institute Competitive Bidding for Number Portability Administration and to End the NAPM LLC's Interim  Role in Number Portability Administration Contract CC Docket No. 95-116 and WC Docket Nos. 09-109.  DA 14-881 Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat

06/13/2014

Wireline Competition Bureau Announces The Proposed North American Numbering Plan Administration Fund Size Estimate And Contribution Factor For July 2014 Through June 2015 CC Docket No. 92-237 DA 14-792 Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat

06/24/2013

Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Comment Cycle for NPRM and NOI on Direct Access to Telephone Numbers.  CC Docket No. 95-116, 01-92, 99-200 and WC Docket Nos. 13-97, 04-36, 07-243 and 10-90.  DA 13-1430 Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat

06/17/2013

Wireline Competition Bureau Addresses Proposals to Participate in a Technical Trial for Interconnected VoIP Providers to Obtain Direct Access to Telephone Numbers. CC Docket No. 95-116, 01-92, 99-200 and WC Docket Nos. 13-97, 04-36, 07-243 and 10-90.  DA 13-1397 Order:  Word | Acrobat

05/28/2013

Wireline Competition Bureau Announces the Proposed North American Numbering Plan Administration Fund Size Estimate and Contribution Factor for July 2013 through June 2014.  CC Docket No. 92-237.  DA 13-1215 Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat

05/23/2013

FCC Receives Proposals From Interconnected VoIP Providers To Participate In Numbering Trial For Direct Access To Telephone Numbers.  CC Docket Nos. 95-116, 01-92, 99-200 and WC Docket Nos. 13-97, 04-36, 07-243, 10-90. DA 13-1210.  Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat

05/23/2013

Montana Public Service Commission Granted Delegated Authority to Implement Mandatory Number Pooling.  CC Docket Nos. 99-200, 96-98.  DA 13-1209. Order:  Word | Acrobat

05/22/2013

Comment Sought on North American Numbering Council Requests for Clarification of Use of Passcodes for Non-Simple Ports and Local Number Portability Provisioning Flows.  CC Docket No. 95-115 and WC Docket No. 07-244.  DA 13-1178 Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat

04/22/2013

Comment Sought on North American Numbering Council Recommendation that FCC Consolidate its North American Numbering Plan Administrator and Pooling Administrator Contracts. CC Docket Nos. 99-237, 99-200. DA 13-806. Public Notice Word | Acrobat

04/18/2013

FCC Proposes Direct Access To Telephone Numbers. CC Docket No. 95-116, 01-92, 99-200 and WC Docket Nos. 13-97, 04-36, 07-243 and 10-90; FCC 13-51 NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING, ORDER AND NOTICE OF INQUIRY: Word | Acrobat

02/05/2013

Wireline Competition Bureau announces release of Procurement Documents for the Local Number Portability Administration Contract. CC Docket No. 95-116 and WC Docket Nos. 07-149, 09-109.  DA 13-154 Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

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