FCC 63.17 Revised as of October 1, 2014
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§ 63.17 Special provisions for U.S. international common carriers.
(a) Unless otherwise prohibited by the terms of its Section 214
certificate, a U.S. common carrier authorized under this part to
provide international private line service, whether as a reseller or
facilities-based carrier, may interconnect its authorized private lines
to the public switched network on behalf of an end user customer for
the end user customer's own use.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(4) of this section, a U.S.
common carrier, whether a reseller or facilities-based carrier, may
engage in "switched hubbing" to countries provided the carrier complies
with the following conditions:
(1) U.S.-outbound switched traffic shall be routed over the carrier's
authorized U.S. international circuits extending between the United
States and a country that is exempt from the international settlements
policy (i.e., the "hub" country), and then forwarded to the third
country only by taking at published rates and reselling the
international message telephone service (IMTS) of a carrier in the hub
(2) U.S.-inbound switched traffic shall be carried to a country that is
exempt from the international settlements policy (i.e., the "hub"
country) as part of the IMTS traffic flow from a third country and then
terminated in the United States over the carrier's authorized U.S.
international circuits extending between the United States and the hub
Note to paragraph (b): The Commission's list of international routes
exempted from the international settlements policy is available on the
International Bureau's World Wide Web site at http://www.fcc.gov/ib.
(3) Authorized carriers filing tariffs pursuant to § § 61.19 or 61.28
of this chapter that route U.S.-billed traffic via switched hubbing
shall tariff their service on a "through" basis between the United
States and the ultimate point of origination or termination;
(4) No U.S. common carrier may engage in switched hubbing to or from a
third country where it has an affiliation with a foreign carrier unless
and until it has received authority to serve that country under
§ 63.18(e)(1), (e)(2), or (e)(3).
[ 60 FR 67339 , Dec. 29, 1995, as amended at 61 FR 15728 , Apr. 9, 1996;
63 FR 64754 , Dec. 9, 1997; 64 FR 19064 , Apr. 19, 1999; 66 FR 16881 ,
Mar. 28, 2001; 67 FR 45390 , July 9, 2002; 69 FR 23154 , Apr. 28, 2004;
78 FR 11112 , Feb. 15, 2013]
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