Interconnected VoIP Providers’ Requests for PA Numbering Resources

On June 22, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the Direct Access Report and Order establishing a process by which the FCC will authorize interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers to obtain telephone numbers directly from the Numbering Administrators, rather than through intermediaries. In order to obtain such numbering authorization, interested interconnected VoIP providers must file a Numbering Authorization Applications with the FCC for review and approval. Once an interconnected VoIP provider’s Numbering Authorization Application is deemed granted by the FCC, the applicant can immediately provide states from which it intends to request numbers the required thirty (30)-days’ notice.

Below is a template of the 30-days’ notice form that VoIP providers seeking telephone numbers in Pennsylvania must submit to the Commission. Also, the Commission has provided a link to various orders regarding the PA-specific numbering guidelines and number conservation rules that VoIP providers seeking telephone numbers in Pennsylvania must comply with.

Process

Numbering Resource 30-day Notification for Interconnected VoIP Providers - Form for VoIP Providers to submit to the Pennsylvania Commission.

  1. Complete the 30-day notice form titled: Numbering Resource 30-day Notification for Interconnected VoIP Providers.
  2. File the form with the Secretary’s Bureau by eFiling or mail.  VoIP Providers MUST ALSO send a copy to the PUC at this email.
  3. VoIP Providers must contact the 911 coordinators and inform them that they will be providing service in their area.
  4. The PUC will send an email response to confirm receipt of the 30-day notice.
  5. The Commission will review the 30-day notice and upon completing its review shall issue a Secretarial Letter which evidences our official response to the interconnected VoIP provider regarding the 30-day notification

Orders

Pa. Bulletin Announcement of Order - Implementation of Number Conservation Measures Granted to Pennsylvania by the FCC in its Order released March 31, 2000: NXX Code Reclamation at Docket No. M-00001373. Order entered August 22, 2000. Published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on September 2, 2000 at 30 Pa. B. 4701. 

Order - Implementation of Number Conservation Measures Granted to Pennsylvania by the FCC, in the FCC Order released July 20, 2000: Thousands-Block Number Pooling at Docket Nos. M-00001427 and P-00961061F0002. Final Order entered December 27, 2000.

Order - Implementation of Additional Delegated Authority Granted to Pennsylvania by the FCC, in its Order released May 18, 2010.

Order - Mandatory Thousands-Block Number Pooling in the 215/267, 570, 610/484, 717 and 814 NPAs at Docket No. M-2010-2178173. Order entered June 3, 2010.

Order - Implementation of Number Conservation Measures Granted to Pennsylvania by the FCC, in its Order released July 20, 2000: NXX Code Rationing, at Docket Nos. M-00001427 and P-00961027F0002. Order entered December 27, 2000.

Order - Additional Numbering Resources to Local Exchange Carriers: Safety Valve Process, at Docket No. M-2008-2032767.  Order entered November 6, 2008.