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North American Numbering Council Billing & Collection Working Group Tuesday, January 24, 2006 Co-Chairs: Rosemary Emmer, Sprint Jim Castagna, Verizon.

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1 North American Numbering Council Billing & Collection Working Group Tuesday, January 24, 2006 Co-Chairs: Rosemary Emmer, Sprint Jim Castagna, Verizon

2 2006/07 NANP Budget & Contribution Factor Overview Of January 16, 2006 Meeting: –Reviewed last years contribution factor documentation with Welch and Co. –Identified various considerations that need to be addressed for fiscal year. –Established a time table to ensure timely recommendation for review by NANC at its March meeting. –Identified Action Items and Items needing discussion during future meetings.

3 2005/06 Recommendation Recap of Treatment of Surplus and Contingency and resulting Contribution Factor Implement Option 1B (fiscal year 2005/06) –Use up the entire projected fund surplus of $ 5,678,531 –Set the Contingency amount to $ 1,000,000 –Implement a Contribution Factor of Primary Rationale –Uses surplus to fund most of next years budget, providing the benefit of significantly lower payments –Contingency is same as in the past and provides a buffer for the Fund should conditions change. –Future contribution factors anticipated to be around in subsequent years thus providing long term stability.

4 2006/07 Considerations PA Contract Ends in June 2006 Pseudo Automatic Number Identification (pANI) administration Carrier Audits Funding Level Currently at $700,000 per annum Forecasted Surplus about $600k at the end of the fiscal year Current Contingency set at $1 M Changes in the Contribution Base

5 2006/07 Timetable Meetings Scheduled –February 15 – Identify alternatives –February 22 – Review alternatives –March 8 – Select an alternative –March 8 – Submit recommendation to NANC –March 14 – NANC selects alternative NANCs selection provides direction to Welch & Co., which is responsible for filing the 2006/07 Budget and Contribution Factor. Ideally, FCC approval will be such that Welch & Co. can then issue correct bills by June 12, 2006.

6 Action Items Welch & Co –Consult with FCC regarding: PA Contract pANI Administration (new function) Carrier Audits Budgeting Needs –Provide B&C WG: Financial Analysis of revenue, expenditures, forecasted liabilities, etc Impact of alternatives to handling contingency and anticipated funding needs on the 2006/07 contribution factor Draft FCC filing (one week prior to filing) that addresses NANCs recommendation

7 Action Items Billing & Collection WG –Advise Welch on items/issues that may impact budget, e.g., pANI Administration –Consider impact of items/issues upon budget and what to do to ensure fund sufficiency –Identify various approaches for computation by Welch & Co. so B&C WG can recommend one alternative to NANC –Provide NANC with their recommendation with reasoning why its the best approach


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