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

09/20/16 Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Annual Adjustments of Revenue Thresholds pdf

08/11/16 Bureau Seeks Comment on Group Discounts' Petition for Declaratory Ruling pdf

08/09/16 FCC Releases Inmate Calling Services Order on Reconsideration pdf

07/08/16 Business Data Services FCC Staff Memorandum Update pdf

07/08/16 Additional Parties Seek Business Data Services Information pdf

07/07/16 Comment Dates Set on Fairpoint Compliance Plan for Forbearance Relief pdf

07/01/16 Additional Parties Seek Business Data Services Information pdf

06/30/16 Business Data Services Tariff Investigation Frontier Extension Order pdf

06/24/16 Bureau Extends Business Data Services Rulemaking Protective Orders to Confidential Information Filed in WC Docket 16-143 pdf

06/24/16 Additional Parties Seek Business Data Services Information pdf

05/27/16 Additional Parties Seek Business Data Services Information pdf

05/18/16 Additional Parties Seek Business Data Services Information pdf

05/10/16 Additional Parties Seek Business Data Services Information pdf

05/04/16 Additional Parties Seek Business Data Services Information pdf

04/22/16 Additional Parties Seek Business Data Services Information pdf

04/20/16 CenturyLink Petition for Waiver of Sections 51.907 and 51.915 Granted. pdf

04/15/16 Extension of Comment Cycle re. March 2016 Sandwich Isles Public Notice pdf

04/15/16 Protective Order in Proceeding Comprehensively Reviewing Part 32. pdf

04/13/16 Material to be Filed in Support of 2016 Annual Access Tariff Filings. pdf

04/08/16 Order Denying Securus Objection. pdf

04/06/16 Business Data Services Proceeding Public Statements Procedure. pdf

03/30/16 Updated Applicable Rates and Effective Dates for ICS 2015 Order. pdf

03/16/16 July 1, 2016 Annual Access Tariff Filing Procedures. pdf

03/16/16 Applicable Rates for ICS and Effective Dates for Order Provisions. pdf

03/14/16 Extension of Time to Implement Inmate Calling Services Rule Denied. pdf

03/07/16 Commission Denies Objections to Outside Counsel Access to ICS Data. pdf

  • Pai Statement pdf
  • O'Reilly Statement pdf

02/05/16 Bureau Seeks Comment on South Carolina ILECs Petition for Waiver. pdf

01/29/16 Bureau Grants Extension for Reply Comment Deadline in the ICS proceeding. pdf

01/22/16 Parties Are Reminded That Results Of Analyses Of The Highly Confidential Data Filed In Response To The Business Data Services (Special Access) Data Collection Are Highly Confidential. pdf

01/21/16 Business Data Services Proceeding Confidential Information Reminder. pdf

01/21/16 Comment Dates Set on National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc., 2016 Proposed Modifications of Average Schedule Formulas. pdf

01/13/16 Special Access for Price Cap Local Exchange Carriers; AT&T Corporation Petition for Rulemaking to Reform Regulation of Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier Rates for Interstate Special Access Services. pdf

01/13/16 Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on Global Tel*Link Corporation's Petition for Waiver of Deadline to Implement Rule 64.6100(a) for Prisons. pdf

01/12/16 Additional Parties Seek Access to Business Data Services Information. pdf

01/12/16 Wireline Competition Bureau Approves Hawaiian Telecom Compliance Plan. pdf

12/21/15 Bureau Grants Limited Extension of Comment and Reply Comment Deadlines in Special Access Rulemaking Proceeding. pdf

12/21/15 Additional parties seek access to Business Data Services Information. pdf

12/17/15 Bureau released a PN seeking comment on Fairpoint Communications, Inc.'s petition for declaratory ruling. pdf

12/14/15 Investigation of Certain Price Cap Local Exchange Carrier Business Data Services Tariff Pricing Plans Extension Order. pdf

12/10/15 Additional parties seek access to Business Data Services Information. pdf

12/04/15 Confidential information usage in Business Data Services Proceeding. pdf

11/06/15 Bureau releases Report and Order and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Inmate Calling Services proceeding. pdf.

01/16/15 Bureau releases issues subpoena for providers in the special access data collection. Word

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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