FCC: International Settlements Policy Reform – Notice of proposed rulemaking

July 19, 2011 at 7:51 am | Posted in Telecommunications | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Federal Register  [PDF]

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 138 (Tuesday, July 19, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 42625-42631]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17368]



47 CFR Parts 0, 43 and 64

[IB Docket No. 11-80; FCC 11-75]

International Settlements Policy Reform

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.


SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission proposes to remove the
International Settlements Policy (ISP) from all U.S. international
routes except Cuba. Eliminating the ISP will enable more market-based
arrangements between U.S. and foreign carriers on all U.S.
international routes. The Federal Communications Commission seeks
comment on a proposal to enable the Commission to better protect U.S.
consumers from the effects of anticompetitive conduct by foreign
carriers in instances necessitating Commission intervention.
Specifically, it seeks comments on proposals and issues regarding the
application of the Commission’s benchmarks policy.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 18, 2011, and replies on or
before September 2, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. 11-80, by
any of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
Federal Communications Commission’s Web Site: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Follow the instructions for submitting
People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request
reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language
interpreters, CART, etc.) by e-mail: FCC504@fcc.gov, phone: 202-418-
0530 or TTY: 202-418-0432.
For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional
information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY
INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Cook, David Krech or James
Ball, Policy Division, International Bureau, FCC, (202) 418-1460 or via
the Internet at Kimberly.Cook@fcc.gov, David.Krech@fcc.gov and

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission’s Notice
of Proposed Rulemaking in IB Docket No. 11-80, FCC 11-75, adopted May
12, 2011, and released May 13, 2011. The

[[Page 42626]]

full text of this document is available for inspection and copying
during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Center, Room CY-A257,
445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. The document also is
available for download over the Internet at http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-11-75A1.pdf. The complete text also may
be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and
Printing, Inc. (BCPI), located in Room CY-B402, 445 12th Street, SW.,
Washington, DC 20554. Customers may contact BCPI at its web site:
http://www.bcpiweb.com or call 1-800-378-3160.

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