At today’s FCC Open Meeting the FCC approved the release of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on expanding direct access to telephone numbers for wholly VoIP providers like Vonage. Vonage was also granted a waiver to conduct a limited 6 month trial involving 145,000 numbers. The Wireline Competition Bureau is responsible for reporting back to the Commission at the conclusion of the trial.
Disassociating telephone numbers from geographic locations will also be part of this NPRM and NOI.
Check back as CCG will monitor this proceeding. We will be posting the NPRM and NOI when they are released.