E-Filing of Tariffs Begins Today

Here is another compliance item for our readers. The FCC’s rules requiring all tariffs to be filed electronically takes effect today. For competitive carriers, this means that you must file tariffs via the new electronic portal; paper tariffs are no longer permitted.

The FCC released two public notices on the tariff filing procedures earlier this week. (One notice addressed the effective date, the other the filing procedures.)

All competitive carriers must file their existing base tariff within the next 60 days. (It’s probably not a good idea to file in the first few days or the last few days of this window). Thereafter, changes to the tariffs must be filed electronically. Operator service providers, if there are any still out there, also must file the base tariff electronically.