In a set of resolutions adopted Wednesday, the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC) outlined policy recommendations for the FCC that address a range of issues including wireless early termination fees (ETFs), adherence to numbering rules by voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) and other IP-based telephone providers, and broadband deployment. Advocating on behalf of state regulatory agencies, NARUC urged the FCC to reexamine the issue of wireless ETFs, noting that market conditions in existence at the time of the FCC’s 1992 order on cellular bundling have changed dramatically to permit wireless carriers to realize consistent profit within a vigorously competitive environment. As such, NARUC is calling on the FCC to “fully investigate the equipment and customer acquisition costs or retention costs cited by the wireless industry as justification for ETFs, in order to determine whether such costs are being reasonably and appropriately recovered from consumers.” Noting that the task of the North American Numbering Plan administrator (NANPA) in monitoring numbering resources has been complicated by the market entry of VoIP operators that are currently exempt from federal and state licensing requirements, NARUC is also urging the FCC to require non-certificated carriers, such as VoIP providers, to directly report number utilization and compliance with the agency’s numbering rules. Adopting a resolution that “enables NARUC to speak in favor of our role in studying broadband deployment,” NARUC advised the FCC that, “because of states’ unique relationship with providers within their geographic boundaries . . . states should be delegated specific authority for broadband data collection and analysis.” The NARUC board also pledged to promote consumer awareness of the upcoming digital TV transition, noting that the termination of analog TV service in February 2009 has the potential “to negatively impact access to broadcast TV programming by millions of American consumers nationwide.”