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North American Numbering Council (NANC) Billing & Collection Working Group (B&C WG) June 7, 2012 Co-Chairs: Tim Decker, Verizon Rosemary Emmer, Sprint.

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1 North American Numbering Council (NANC) Billing & Collection Working Group (B&C WG) June 7, 2012 Co-Chairs: Tim Decker, Verizon Rosemary Emmer, Sprint Nextel

2 Mission Statement / Area of Responsibility The Billing and Collection Agent Oversight Working Group (B&C WG) was formed by and reports to the North American Numbering Council (NANC) and is responsible for overseeing the performance of the functional requirements provided by the North American Numbering Plan Billing and Collection Agent (B&C Agent). The B&C WG will investigate/review the performance of the B&C Agent and submit reports at each NANC meeting to fully inform NANC of the B&C Agents performance with respect to the functional requirements. The B&C WG will identify and determine the financial impact, feasibility and/or the appropriateness of initiatives/activities that may need to be included in the budget. 2June 7, 2012

3 Current Activities Monthly Billing and Collections Oversight Monthly Evaluation of Deliverables Red Light Rule: The FCCs Red Light process has been upgraded. It is now more automated therefore timeframes are even more critical and payments not received on time will invoke the Red light process. The provider can be restricted from obtaining additional numbering resources, and from advocating at the FCC. Please make note that notification of Red Light Rule change is included on the backside of Invoices distributed by B&C Agent 3June 7, 2012

4 Contribution Factor The B&C-WG has long held the practice, as stewards of the factor from a fiscal perspective, on behalf of the industry, and in concern for the continued availability and best management of number resources, to carefully control the impact of factor changes. Thus, in seeking the optimal solution for the budget, with the least impact to industry participants budgets and run rates, and with careful management of the fiscal needs for covering the numbering administrator contractual funding requirements. June 7, 20124

5 Contribution Factor Updates March – NANC mtg: Funding factor of This option left the $750,000 in the surplus account which represents the contingency provision. April - We revised the contribution factor to , to accommodate the difference between our draft budget from the overall revenue generated from the USAC forecast. May – We revised the contribution factor again, to , based on the need to increase the contingency from $750,000 to 1.5M. THANK YOU NANC members for your quick turn around in providing company position. June 7, 20125

6 History of NANP Fund Size and Contribution Factor ** includes contingency allowance # Final Factor reflects "Revised" factor if different from Original Source: Factors and amounts compiled by Welch LLP 6June 7, 2012 March 2000 to June 2001 (Revised) July 2001 to June 2001 July 2002 to June 2003 July 2003 to June 2004 July 2004 to June 2005 July 2005 to June 2006 July 2006 to June 2007 July 2007 to June 2008 July 2008 to June 2009 July 2009 to June 2010 July 2010 to June 2011 July 2011 to June 2012 July 2012 to June 2013 Contribution Factor Final/Revised Factor Original Factor Per Budget Total Budgeted Expenditures ** $12,630,500$14,783,140$13,737,340$9,821,530$7,026,013$6,903,158$6,922,608$6,605,140$5,508,944$5,348,089$5,497,882$5,857,267$5,437,045 International Contribution $211,563$166,620$173,694$114,205$80,468$84,050$83,238$84,821$82,384$85,415$96,439$94,944$94,923 US Contributions $12,418,937$9,780,878$10,313,646$4,902,967$4,920,418$1,127,108$4,876,926$4,530,185 $2,487,497$4,034,718$4,620,882$4,389,392 Surplus Used NA$4,835,643$3,250,000$4,804,358$2,025,127$5,692,000$1,966,444$1,990,084$1,531,477$2,775,177$1,366,725$1,141,441$952,730 Surplus Kept NA $4,434,187$4,000,000$4,248, $1,198,

7 2012 Meeting Schedule Date All calls 10:00am Eastern Tuesday, June 19 Tuesday, July 17 August – no meeting Tuesday, September 18 Tuesday, October 23 Tuesday, November 20 Monday, December 18 7June 7, 2012

8 B&C WG Membership AT&T Cox Sprint Nextel Qwest Verizon 8June 7, 2012

9 Future Meetings/Contact Information Contact the Co-Chairs for complete meeting or conference call details or B&C WG meeting notes and documents are posted at: nanc-chair.org Tues, June 19 10:00am 1 hr 9June 7, 2012


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