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Revised as of February 18, 2020
Goto Year:2019 |
§ 64.2117 Use of Registered Intermediate Providers.
(a) Prohibition on use of unregistered intermediate providers. A
covered provider shall not use an intermediate provider to carry,
route, or transmit covered voice communications unless such
intermediate provider is registered pursuant to section 64.2115 of this
(b) Force majeure exemption. (1) If, due to a force majeure for which a
covered provider has instituted a disaster recovery plan, there are no
registered intermediate providers available to carry, route, or
transmit covered voice communications, a covered provider need not
comply with paragraph (a) of this section for a period of up to 180
days with respect to those covered voice communications. A covered
provider shall submit to the Commission a certification, signed by a
corporate officer or official with authority to bind the corporation,
and knowledge of the details of the covered provider's inability to
comply with our rules, explaining the circumstances justifying an
exemption under this section as soon as practicable.
(2) A covered provider seeking an extension of the exemption described
in paragraph (b)(1) of this section must submit a request for an
extension of the exemption period to the Commission. Such an extension
request shall, at minimum, include a status report on the covered
provider's attempts to comply with paragraph (a) of this section; and a
statement detailing how the covered provider intends to ensure that
calls are completed notwithstanding the unavailability of registered
(3) For purposes of this section, “force majeure” means a highly
disruptive event beyond the control of the covered provider, such as a
natural disaster or a terrorist attack.
(4) For purposes of this section, “disaster recovery plan” means a
disaster response plan developed by the covered provider for the
purpose of responding to a force majeure event.
[ 83 FR 47309 , Sept. 19, 2018]
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Goto Section: 64.2115 | 64.2119
Goto Year: 2019 |
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