WTA Files Letter with FCC on Access Stimulation

On September 18, WTA sent a letter to the FCC  stating that while it agrees with the FCC’s efforts to target specific access stimulation abuses and to defend the integrity of the intercarrier compensation system, it notes that the proposed Report and Order’s addition of a second, alternate test – one that defines “access stimulation” with no reference to a revenue sharing agreement but rather solely when an incumbent or competitive local exchange carrier has “an interstate terminating-to-originating traffic ratio of at least 6:1 in a calendar month” – is very likely to erroneously brand some WTA members and other RLECs as “access stimulators” and unfairly subject them to harsh financial responsibility penalties.