CUNA sent a set of proposals to the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday to encourage the use of a reassigned number database (RND) and reduce the number of calls to reassigned numbers. CUNA filed comments Tuesday with the FCC in response to an agency request for feedback on fees and other RND issues.
“CUNA has been a strong supporter of the RND since the FCC proposed its development in 2017. In its previous filings, CUNA has urged that the use of the RND be affordable and that the Commission look to elements of the fee structure for the Do Not Call (“DNC”) Registry as a model… It has also become clear that the development of the RND is far more complex, and potentially costly, than the Commission assumed when it authorized its creation in 2018,” the letter reads. “[FCC] is still unable to provide any estimates of the startup or operational costs of the RND, leaving parties to comment on a fee structure without any information regarding potential fee levels. The Commission should allow stakeholders to further comment once cost estimates are available.
Specifically, CUNA called on the FCC to take the following actions: