All telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers must file an annual report certifying their compliance with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rules regarding Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI). The report covers calendar year 2011 and must be filed with the FCC by March 1, 2012. Providers may file CPNI certifications via an FCC web application or via ECFS, mail or hand delivery.
The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau actively enforces the filing requirement, and proposes fines for failure to file the certification at approximately this time every year. Any company that submits USF revenue reports should ensure that it is in compliance with the CPNI certification requirement.