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FCC 64.6306
Revised as of January 19, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  64.6306   Exemption.

   Link to an amendment published at  85 FR 73397 , Nov. 17, 2020.

   (a) Exemption for IP networks. A voice service provider may seek an
   exemption from the requirements of § 64.6301 by certifying on or before
   December 1, 2020, that, for those portions of its network served by
   technology that allows for the transmission of SIP calls, it:

   (1) Has adopted the STIR/SHAKEN authentication framework for calls on
   the Internet Protocol networks of the voice service provider, by
   completing the network preparations necessary to deploy the STIR/SHAKEN
   protocols on its network including but not limited to participation in
   test beds and lab testing, or completion of commensurate network
   adjustments to enable the authentication and validation of calls on its
   network consistent with the STIR/SHAKEN framework;

   (2) Has agreed voluntarily to participate with other voice service
   providers in the STIR/SHAKEN authentication framework, as demonstrated
   by completing formal registration (including payment) and testing with
   the STI Policy Administrator;

   (3) Has begun to implement the STIR/SHAKEN authentication framework by
   completing the necessary network upgrades to at least one network
   element—e.g., a single switch or session border controller—to enable
   the authentication and verification of caller identification
   information consistent with the STIR/SHAKEN standards; and

   (4) Will be capable of fully implementing the STIR/SHAKEN
   authentication framework not later than June 30, 2021, which it may
   only determine if it reasonably foresees that it will have completed
   all necessary network upgrades to its network infrastructure to enable
   the authentication and verification of caller identification
   information for all SIP calls exchanged with STIR/SHAKEN-enabled
   partners by June 30, 2021.

   (b) Exemption for non-IP networks. A voice service provider may seek an
   exemption from the requirement to upgrade its network to allow for the
   initiation, maintenance, and termination of SIP calls and fully
   implement the STIR/SHAKEN framework as required by § 64.6301 throughout
   its network by June 30, 2021, and from associated recordkeeping and
   reporting requirements, by certifying on or before December 1, 2020,
   that, for those portions of its network that do not allow for the
   transmission of SIP calls, it:

   (1) Has taken reasonable measures to implement an effective call
   authentication framework by either:

   (i) Upgrading its entire network to allow for the initiation,
   maintenance, and termination of SIP calls, and fully implementing the
   STIR/SHAKEN framework as required in § 64.6301 throughout its network;
   or

   (ii) Maintaining and being ready to provide the Commission on request
   with documented proof that it is participating, either on its own or
   through a representative, including third party representatives, as a
   member of a working group, industry standards group, or consortium that
   is working to develop a non-internet Protocol caller identification
   authentication solution, or actively testing such a solution; and

   (2) Will be capable of fully implementing an effective call
   authentication framework not later than June 30, 2021, because it
   reasonably foresees that it will have completed all necessary network
   upgrades to its network infrastructure to enable the authentication and
   verification of caller identification information for all non-internet
   Protocol calls originating or terminating on its network as provided by
   a standardized caller identification authentication framework for
   non-internet Protocol networks by June 30, 2021.

   (c) Certification submission procedures. All certifications that a
   voice service provider is eligible for exemption shall be:

   (1) Filed in the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS)
   in WC Docket No. 20-68, Exemption from Caller ID Authentication
   Requirements, no later than December 1, 2020;

   (2) Signed by an officer in conformity with 47 CFR 1.16; and

   (3) Accompanied by detailed support as to the assertions in the
   certification.

   (d) Determination timing. The Wireline Competition Bureau shall
   determine whether to grant or deny timely requests for exemption on or
   before December 30, 2020.

   (e) [Reserved]

   [ 85 FR 73396 , Nov. 17, 2020]

   


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Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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