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CUNA Files Comments with the FCC on Reassigned Numbers Database
Posted March 10, 2020 by CUNA Advocacy

CUNA filed comments with the FCC regarding fees and other issues related to the reassigned number database.  The comments make 4 points: (1) given the delay in setting up the database, the FCC should revisit the definition of called party to mean the intended recipient; (2) the FCC should provide free access to the data base for tax exempt non-profit institutions like credit unions and exempt limited usage (benefitting small businesses), which would be consistent with the way the do-not-call registry works; (3) database users should not have to reimburse carriers for database startup costs to the extent carriers have passed those costs through to their own customers; and (4) the FCC should adopt the recommendation to expand the safe harbor.