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Title 47Chapter ISubchapter BPart 64Subpart V → §64.2109


Title 47: Telecommunication
PART 64—MISCELLANEOUS RULES RELATING TO COMMON CARRIERS
Subpart V—Rural Call Completion


§64.2109   Safe harbor from intermediate provider service quality standards.

(a)(1) A covered provider may qualify as a safe harbor provider under this subpart if it files, in WC Docket No. 13-39, one of the following certifications, signed under penalty of perjury by an officer or director of the covered provider regarding the accuracy and completeness of the information provided:

“I ____(name), ____(title), an officer of ____(entity), certify that ____(entity) uses no intermediate providers;” or

“I ____(name), ____(title), an officer of ____(entity), certify that ____(entity) restricts by contract any intermediate provider to which a call is directed by ____(entity) from permitting more than one additional intermediate provider in the call path before the call reaches the terminating provider or terminating tandem. I certify that any nondisclosure agreement with an intermediate provider permits ____(entity) to reveal the identity of the intermediate provider and any additional intermediate provider to the Commission and to the rural incumbent local exchange carrier(s) whose incoming long-distance calls are affected by the intermediate provider's performance. I certify that ____(entity) has a process in place to monitor the performance of its intermediate providers.”

(2) The certification in paragraph (a)(1) of this section must be submitted:

(i) For the first time on or before February 26, 2019; and

(ii) Annually thereafter.

(b) The requirements of §64.2119 shall not apply to intermediate provider traffic transmitted by safe harbor qualifying covered providers functioning as intermediate providers.

[84 FR 25706, June 4, 2019]

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