Compliance Reminder: Annual CPNI Certifications

Yesterday, the FCC released an order cancelling more CPNI fines proposed in its Omnibus CPNI Forfeiture Order. Because proposed fines for failing to file the CPNI certification have become an annual event, this is a good time to remind telecommunications carriers of their obligation to file the CPNI certification that is due annually on March 1.

If for any reason, your company is a telecommunications carrier or interconnected VoIP provider and you have not filed the certification for calendar year 2010, you should do so as soon as possible. And, since this usually is the time during which the Enforcement Bureau sends out its CPNI Letters of Investigation, if you’ve received a letter, do not delay in responding. Your window to present evidence and negotiate a settlement will close near the end of February.