• UPDATE TO OCTOBER 10 EDITION: The FCC has announced that its new rule requiring Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) to file their switched access tariffs and any supporting materials electronically will go into effect November 17, 2011. We previously reported that it would not be effective until February 3, 2012. A copy of the Report and Order establishing the rule can be found here. FCC-11-92, WC Docket No. 10-141. Until now, only incumbent carriers were required to file their tariffs and supporting documents electronically.

CLECs must use the Electronic Tariff Filing System (ETFS) to file their initial base tariffs between November 17, 2011 and January 17, 2012. All subsequent tariff filings must likewise be made via ETFS. A copy of the FCC announcement can be found here. DA-11-1706, WC Docket No. 10-141.

  • The Universal Service contribution factor for the Fourth Quarter of 2011 is 15.3%. A copy of the notice can be found here.