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that passage of CPN over interstate facilities made possible a wide range of services, and that promoting
the development of such services was consistent with the Commission's responsibilities under the
Communications Act.4 In particular, the Commission concluded that requiring CPN transmission would
bring consumers more rapid and efficient service and encourage the introduction of new technologies and
services to the public.'
3. At the same time, the Commission recognized that unrestricted CPN transmission could
intrude upon the privacy of calling parties wishing to remain anonymous.6 Therefore, the Commission
established privacy options to allow callers to restrict the transmission of their telephone numbers.' For
example, the Commission's rules require carriers using SS7 to recognize *67 as a request that they not
pass the calling party's number.8 Section 64.1601(b) provides that "[n]o common carrier subscribing to
or offering any service that delivers CPN may override the privacy indicator associated with an interstate
4. The Commission has concluded, however, that in certain limited circumstances, the public
interest requires CPN transmission despite any countervailing privacy request from the calling party.'0
For example, the Commission has stated that, "[t]o the extent that CPN-based services are used to deliver
emergency services, we find that privacy requirements for CPN-based services should not apply to
delivery of the CPN to a public agency's emergency line, a poison control line, or in conjunction with
911 emergency services.""
B. NASA Petition
5. NASA has filed a petition on behalf of KSC for limited waiver of section 64.1601(b) of the
Commission's rules, which prohibits terminating carriers from passing CPN where the caller has made a
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rules require the same of carriers "offering or subscribing to any service based on Signaling System 7
functionality." 47 C.F.R. 64.1601(a).
4 Caller ID Order, 9 FCC Red at 1769, para. 34.
5 Id at 1766, para. 8.
6 Id. at 1769, para. 34.
7 See 47 C.F.R. 64.1601(b); see also Rules and Policies Regarding Calling Number Identification Service -
Caller ID, CC Docket No. 91-281, Memorandum Opinion and Order on Reconsideration, Second Report and
Order and Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 10 FCC Red 11700, 11728-29, paras. 81-84 (1995).
847 C.F.R. 64.1601(b).
Id. In addition, section 64.1601(b) provides that, "[c]arriers must arrange their CPN-based services, and billing
practices, in such a manner that when a caller requests that the CPN not be passed, a carrier may not reveal that
caller's number or name, nor may the carrier use the number or name to allow the called party to contact the calling
to See 47 C.F.R. 64.1601(d).
I Caller ID Order, 9 FCC Red at 1770, para. 37; see also 47 C.F.R. 64.1601(d)(4)(ii); INSIGHT 100 Petition
for Waiver oJ f 64.1601(b) Regarding the Transmission of Calling Party Number, CC Docket No. 91-281,
Memorandum Opinion and Order, 17 FCC Rcd 223 (CCB 2002) (INSIGHT Order) (waiving section 64.1601(b) on
behalf of certain universities and hospitals).
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