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FCC's Reassigned Number Database Becomes Final Rule

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 13:46

FCC's Reassigned Number Database Becomes Final Rule

The FCC's long awaited reassigned number database has officially become a final rule. In December of last year, the FCC announced its intention to create this database, which will, "contain the most recent permanent disconnection date for toll free numbers and for each number allocated to or ported to each provider that receives North American Numbering Plan U.S. geographic numbers." The rule also creates a "limited safe harbor from liability for any caller that relies upon inaccurate information provided by the database." This reassigned number database a win-win for both consumers and businesses. The database will help businesses ensure that they are not calling numbers that have recently been reassigned, which will eliminate a high number of unwanted calls to consumers every year. While the rule is effective immediately, the database and administrator are not yet active. The FCC will announce a compliance requirement date as soon as the database is live and there is an administrator is ready to manage it. Read the official action in the Federal Registry by clicking here.

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