On September 16, 2019, Mike Romano met with staff from Commissioner Starks and Commissioner Carr's offices to discuss Access Arbitrage issues concerning rural carriers. NTCA stated we continue to support target actions to address inefficient access stimulation practices to ensure that such arbitrage does not undermine the integrity of the intercarrier compensation system. However, NTCA noted concerns that the Draft Order may inadvertently sweep in RLEC's that are not engaging in access stimulation.
Updating the Intercarrier Compensation Regime to Eliminate Access Arbitrage, WC Docket No. 18-155