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that the Petition be denied on the basis that number conservation measures must be developed at
the national level, and that the Petition does not provide an adequate basis on which to grant the
requested delegations of authority.2
11. Setting number assignment standards. The New Hampshire Commission seeks
additional authority to establish certain needs-based criteria for carriers' acquisition of NXX
codes. Specifically, New Hampshire seeks authority to require that a carrier demonstrate it has,
or will have, within six months, the necessary facilities to serve a particular rate center before it
is assigned an NXX code for use within that rate center.23 In addition, the New Hampshire
Commission seeks to establish fill rates that must be met before a carrier may acquire an
additional code in a rate center where it already has a code (a "growth code").24
12. In a prior order, the Commission delegated authority to the Maine Commission to
require a carrier to demonstrate that it will have the necessary facilities to serve a specific rate
center within six months of assignment of an NXX code for use in that rate center.5 The
Commission recognized that such a requirement would be consistent with the provision in the
CO Code Assignment Guidelines requiring carriers to place NXX codes in service within six
months of assignment of their effective dates, and is an appropriate method of ensuring that
carriers not obtain numbering resources well in advance of when they will actually be able to
provide service.26 The Commission also found that the additional authority would help the state
commission to ensure that carriers that do not need numbering resources (such as non-facilities
based resellers) are not obtaining unnecessary NXX codes.27 Based on Commission precedent,
we therefore delegate authority to the New Hampshire Commission to require a carrier to
demonstrate that it will have the necessary facilities to serve a specific rate center within six
months of assignment of an NXX code for use in that rate center.
letter from Jeb E. Bradley, New Hampshire House of Representatives, to Blaise A. Scinto, Deputy Chief, Network
Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau, dated October 5, 1999; letter from Betty Falton, President, New
Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association, to Blaise A. Scinto, Deputy Chief, Network Services Division,
Common Carrier Bureau, dated October 5, 1999.
22 See CIIA comments; Omnipoint Communications comments; PCIA comments; SBC comments.
23 See Letter from Paul S. Keller, New Hampshire Commission, to Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, FCC, dated
November 17, 1999.
24 Petition at 10-11. A "growth" code is an additional NXX code requested for an established switching entity,
point of interconnection, or rate center when the telephone numbers available for assignment in previously assigned
NXX codes will not meet expected demand. CO Code Assignment Guidelines at 13.0. An "initial" code is the first
NXX code assigned to the carrier at a new switching entity, point of interconnection or unique rate center, and the
administrator is to assign initial codes to the extent required to originate or terminate traffic. Id.
25 See e.g., Maine Delegation Order at 11.
26 See Central Office Code (NXX) Assignment Guidelines, INC 95-0407-008 (rev. Apr. 26, 1999) at 6.3.3 (CO
Code Guidelines). This document is available at <http://www.atis.org/atis/clcfmcdocs.htm>.
7 See Maine Delegation Order at 11.
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