Welcome to the homepage for the Pricing Policy Division of the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau. The Pricing Policy Division is responsible for administering the provisions of the Communications Act requiring that the charges, practices, classifications, and regulations of common carriers providing interstate and foreign telecommunications services are just and reasonable. The Division develops competitive pricing policies and rules for the retail and wholesale interstate rates charged by price-cap carriers and rate-of-return carriers; the intercarrier compensation rates that carriers charge each other; and the rates or rate methodologies for resale of local exchange services, unbundled network elements and interconnection that incumbent carriers charge competitive carriers. The Division also ensures compliance with Commission pricing rules and conducts formal or informal investigations of carrier charges, practices, classifications and regulations, and recommends appropriate action. The Division also develops rules and polices relating to the Uniform System of Accounts, affiliate transactions, regulated/non-regulated cost allocations, and depreciation rates. The Division is responsible for the Commission’s jurisdictional separations procedures, including supporting the Commission’s role in the Federal-State Joint Board on Separations.

Division Headlines

2020

0924/20 WCB and OEA Announce Availability of ICS Database PDF

09/17/20 Bureau Responds to Onvoy d/b/a Inteliquent, Inc.'s Petition PDF

09/10/20 Bureau Seeks Comment on Northern Valley's Refund and Payment Plan PDF

09/04/20 Bureau Posts 2020 Tariff Review Plan for Incentive Regulation Carriers PDF

09/01/20 Bureau Denies Inmate Calling Service Provider Requests for Confidential Treatment PDF

02/03/20 Bureau Seeks Comment on National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc.'s Proposed Modification to its Average Schedules PDF

01/31/20 Bureau Releases Supplemental Lists for BDS Competitive Market Tests PDF

01/10/20 Northern Valley Communications Tariff No. 3 Order PDF

2019

12/17/19 VOIP Symmetry Order on Remand and Declaratory Ruling PDF

11/30/19 Report and Order on Eliminating Unecessary Tariff Requirement PDF

11/05/19 Bureau Seeks Comment on Inter-Community Telephone's Petition for Wavier to Merge Study Areas PDF

10/30/19 Bureau Seeks Comment on Farmer's Mutual Telephone's Petition to Merge Rate-of-Return Study Areas PDF

10/28/19 Order Granting Sunflower and Lakeland Petitions for Waiver PDF

10/25/19 Order Denying Stay Petition of Access Arbitrage Order PDF

10/08/19 Southwest Arkansas Telephone Cooperative Request for Authority to Modify Rate Base PDF

10/03/19 Bureau Seeks Comment on Triotel Waiver Petition PDF

09/27/19 Report and Order on Access Arbitrage and Modification of Section 214 Authorizations PDF

09/19/19 Consolidated Communications PA and ME Petition for Waiver of the "All-or-Nothing" Rule. PDF

09/06/19 Tariff Review Plans for Incentive Regulations Based Business Data Services Providers Announced Word

07/19/19 Erratum Business Data Services in an Internet Protocol Environment Word

07/12/19 Report and Order on Remand (WC Docket Nos. 05-25, 16-143; GN Docket No. 13-5) and Memorandum Opinion and Order (WC Docket No. 18-141) PDF

06/20/19 Bureau Announces Closure and Archiving of Secure Data Enclave in Price Cap Business Data Services and USTelecom Forbearance Petition Proceedings PDF

06/13/19 Business Data Services List of Rate of Return Carriers Electing Incentive Regulation PDF

06/10/19 Titonka/Burt, Interstate and Northeast Nebraska Telephone Companies' Petition to Merge Study Areas Granted PDF

06/04/19 Procedures for Obtaining Confidential Information for 2019 Annual Access Tariff Filings PDF

05/31/19 Cass Telephone and Magna5 Petitions for Waiver to Elect Incentive Regulation for Business Data Services PDF

05/21/19 South Dakota Network Refund Plan Approved PDF

05/14/19 Business Data and USTelecom Proceeding Reply Comment Cycle Extension and Secure Enclave Data Extension PDF

05/03/19 Additional Parties Seek Access to Business Data Services Data Collection PDF

05/01/19 Material to be Filed in Support of 2019 Annual Access Tariff Filing PDF

05/01/19 Additional Parties Seek Access to Business Data Services Data Collection PDF

04/23/19 South Data Network Tariff Refund Comment Cycle Announced PDF

04/22/19 Bureau Seeks Comment on Lakeland Communications Petition for Waiver to Merge Study Areas and Modify Revenue Requirement PDF

04/19/19 Additional Parties Seek Access to Business Data Services Data Collection PDF

04/18/19 Additional Parties Seek Access to Business Data Services Data Collection PDF

04/18/19 Parties Seek Access to Business Data Services Data Collection PDF

04/15/19 Bureau Reopens NORC and Seeks Comment in Business Data Services and USTelecom Proceedings PDF

04/04/19 July 1, 2019 Annual Access Tariff Filings PDF

04/03/19 Bureau to Incorporate Business Data Services Data and Second Further Notice and Further Notice Record Into USTelecom Forbearance Proceeding PDF

03/20/19 Bureau to Close and Archive Secure Data Enclave In Price Cap Business Data Services Proceedings PDF

03/12/19 Separations Joint Board Roster PDF

03/12/19 Bureau Reminds Inmate Calling Services Providers of April 1, 2019 Deadline for Annual Reports and Certifications PDF

02/28/19 FCC Concludes Investigation of Aureon's Tariff PDF

02/21/19 Bureau Extends Access to Business Data Services Proceeding Secure Data Enclave PDF

02/15/19 Bureau Seeks Comment on Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company Petition PDF

02/14/19 Order Extending Deadline of USTelecom Forbearance Petition PDF

02/14/19 Bureau Reminds Inmate Calling Services Providers of March 1, 2019 Deadline for Data Collection Responses PDF

02/11/19 FCC Announces Two New Members to Joint Board Committee PDF

02/06/19 Bureau Seeks Comment on NECA's Proposed Modifications to its Average Schedule Formulas PDF

01/03/19 FCC Acts on Sandwhich Isles, Inc.'s Petition for Reconsideration PDF

2018

12/31/18 Additional Party Seeks Access to Business Data Services Information PDF

12/21/18 Additional Party Seeks Access to Business Data Services Information PDF

12/17/18 FCC Extends Freeze of Jurisdictional Separations for Six Years PDF

12/11/18 ERRATUM - Regulation of Business Data Services for Rate of Return Carriers PDF

12/11/18 Order Granting Telapex and Venture Waiver Petitions PDF

12/07/18 ERRATUM - Comprehensive Review of Part 32 System of Accounts PDF

11/29/18 Comment Dates Announced for BDS 2nd Notice and Further Notice PDF

11/29/18 WCB Releases SDN Tariff Investigation Order PDF

11/28/18 FCC Denies Petition for Reconsideration of Aureon Tariff Investigation PDF

11/27/18 Bureau Updates Joint Board Contacts PDF

11/14/18 July 1, 2018 Annual Access Tariff Filings PDF

11/09/18 Bureau Releases Second Aureon Tariff Investigation Order PDF

11/07/19 Bureau Seeks Comment on ITS, Inc.'s Petition for Wavier PDF

11/05/18 Secure Data Enclave for Business Data Services Proceeding to Reopen PDF

10/25/18 FCC Releases List of Areas Deemed Competitive Where Carriers Adopt New Regulatory Framework

10/23/18 FCC Spurs Competition in Rural Business Data Services PDF

10/18/18 FCC Waives and Seeks Comment on Eliminating Obscure Tariff Rules PDF

10/17/18 FCC Harmonizes Separations Rules with Revised Accounting Rules PDF

10/03/18 Bureau Announces Annual Adjustment of Revenue Thresholds PDF

09/04/18 Pleading Cycle Established for AT&T Petition for Reconsideration PDF

07/31/18 Iowa Network Access Division's Tariff FCC No. 1 PDF

06/08/18 FCC Proposes Reforms to Toll Free Calling Access Charge Regime PDF

06/08/18 Bureau Grants Petitions for Waiver of Biennial Tariff Filing Rules. PDF

04/25/18 Bureau Sets Forth Guidance for Material to be Filed in Support of Annual Tariff Review Plans. Word

03/27/18 National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc.'s Proposed 2017 Interim And 2018 Further Modification Of Average Schedule Formulas: Pleading Cycle Established Word

03/26/18 Bureau adopts a Protective Order in connection with the investigation of whether Iowa Network Access Division's Tariff F.C.C. No. 1, Transmittal 36 revisions are consistent with Commission orders and rule requirements Word

03/12/18 Bureau Seeks Comment On Titonka Telephone Company And The Burt Telephone Company Petition For Waiver Of Commission Rules Word

02/22/18 FCC Proposes to Adopt Separations Joint Board's Recommendations

02/16/18 FCC Proposes to Adopt Separations Joint Board's Recommendations pdf

02/13/18 Bureau Seeks Comment on Petition for Declaratory Ruling pdf

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