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KFR Updates

October 2016

FCC Increases Inmate Calling Rate Caps


The FCC has adopted an order providing a modest increase to the rate caps for inmate calling service.  The decision comes after the rate caps set in a 2015 order were blocked by a court stay pending appeal.

Click here for our article on the 2015 order.

The new caps govern both in-state and interstate calling; although, states where calling costs are lower can further reduce the rates.  The new caps also recognize that the costs of providing service in smaller institutions is higher than the costs in larger institutions by setting rates based on the inmate population at the facility, as follows:

  • State or federal prisons: 13 cents/minute (2 cents/minute higher than the cap in the stayed 2015 order)
  • Jails with 1,000 or more inmates: 19 cents/minute (5 cents/minute higher than 2015 order)
  • Jails with 350-999 inmates: 21 cents/minute, 5 cents/minute higher than the 2015 order)
  • Jails witth up to 349 inmates: 31 cents/minute (9 cents/minute higher than the 2015 order)  

 

Numbering Plan Updates

Florida: The North American Numbering Plan Administration has announced rate center consolidations effecting several areas of Florida, as follows:

  • NCAPECORAL & NOFT MYERS will be consolidated under CAPE CORAL (239)
  • PINEISLAND will be consolidated under SNCPVISNDS (239)
  • HOMOSSSSPG will be consolidated under INVERNESS (352)
  • PANACEA will be consolidated under ST MARKS (850)
  • SOPCHOPPY will be consolidated under CRAWFORDVL (850)
  • SPRINGLAKE will be consolidated under LAKEPLACID (863)

Following is a list of the 36 NXXs being moved from one rate center to another.

NPA NXX OCN Company Name Rate Center Pooled Code
239 242 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK NCAPECORAL N
239 424 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK NCAPECORAL Y
239 458 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK NCAPECORAL N
239 573 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK NCAPECORAL N
239 574 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK NCAPECORAL N
239 673 8660 NUVOX COMMUNICATIONS NCAPECORAL Y
239 772 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK NCAPECORAL N
239 800 382G TERRA NOVA TELECOM-FL NCAPECORAL Y
239 829 8692 US LEC OF FLORIDA, INC NCAPECORAL Y
239 217 8660 NUVOX COMMUNICATIONS NOFT MYERS Y
239 349 6664 SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P. NOFT MYERS Y
239 543 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK NOFT MYERS N
239 567 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK NOFT MYERS Y
239 599 7421 AT&T LOCAL NOFT MYERS Y
239 652 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK NOFT MYERS Y
239 656 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK NOFT MYERS Y
239 731 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK NOFT MYERS N
239 995 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK NOFT MYERS N
239 997 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK NOFT MYERS N

The following central office codes will be consolidated under SNCPVISNDS:
239 282 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK PINEISLAND Y
239 283 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK PINEISLAND N
239 558 7421 AT&T LOCAL PINEISLAND Y

The following central office codes will be consolidated under ST MARKS:
850 713 7562 COMCAST PHONE FLORIDA PANACEA Y
850 735 4616 DELTACOM, INC. - FL PANACEA Y
850 984 0340 EMBARQdba CENTURYLINK PANACEA Y

The following central office codes will be consolidated under CRAWFORDVL:
850 695 7575 CENTURYLINK COMMUN SOPCHOPPY Y
850 962 0340 EMBARQdba CENTURYLINK SOPCHOPPY Y

The following central office codes will be consolidated under INVERNESS:
352 382 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK HOMOSSSSPG Y
352 503 4802 LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS HOMOSSSSPG Y
352 607 6630 USA MOBILITY WIRELESS HOMOSSSSPG N
352 621 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK HOMOSSSSPG N
352 628 0341 EMBARQdba CENTURYLINK HOMOSSSSPG N
352 765 927D BRIGHTHOUSENTWSINFO SVCSHOMOSSSSPG Y

The following central office codes will be consolidated under LAKEPLACID:
863 235 6664 SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P. SPRINGLAKE Y
863 655 0341 EMBARQdbaCENTURYLINK SPRINGLAKE N
863 694 6664 SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P. SPRINGLAKE Y
 
Non-Geographic 5XX Area Codes: NANPA has notified the industry that the current supply of assignable 5XX numbers is projected to exhaust in six months. The next 5XX code to be assigned in 522.

5XX codes are used for applications which are non-geographic in nature, are not assigned to rate centers and may or may not traverse the Public Switched Telephone Network.

California: In an effort to provide relief to the exhausting number supply in southern California, NANPA has announced a "boundary elimination overlay" as the relief method for NPA 323.   Currently, NPA 213 services the immediate downtown Los Angeles area, which NPA 323 surrounding it in the Los Angeles suburbs.  The boundary between the two NPAs will be eliminated, creating an overlay NPA situation where NXXs can be assigned to either NPA 213 or NPA 323.  The change will force ten-digit dialing for all calls in the area, with permissive ten-digit dialing beginning January 14, 2017 and mandatory ten-digit dialing beginning July 8, 2017. The earliest date that 323 NPA central office codes maybe activated in the 213 NPA overlay area is August 1, 2017.

Texas: NPA 726 has been assigned to overlay existing NPA 210 in the San Antonio area. Permissive ten-digit dialing began September 24, 2016.  Mandatory ten-digit dialing begins March 25, 2017.  The earliest activation of NXX codes in the 726 NPA is August 18, 2017.

Indiana: Part of the planned implementation dates for 317/463 all-services overlay in Indiana has been changed.  The earliest activation date for NXX codes in the new 463 NPA was originally set for October 16, 2016.  However, that date has been pushed back to November 15, 2016.

 

 
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