• On July 25, 2012, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to urge the FCC to assess substantial penalties on carriers that are not in compliance with the FCC’s call blocking orders. The resolution commended the FCC for its efforts over the past year to resolve rural call termination issues, in particular, the Wireline Competition Bureau’s February 6, 2012 Declaratory Ruling clarifying carriers’ obligations with respect to the routing of calls destined for rural areas. The Declaratory Ruling also stated that violations could result in forfeitures of up to $150,000 for each violation or each day of a continuing violation, up to a $1.5 million for a single act or failure to act. In its resolution, NARUC urged the FCC to expeditiously identify providers that have not changed any practices that result in the call termination issues identified in the Declaratory Ruling.