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Memo: Next Step for Transition of 8YY End Office Access Charges

April 21, 2021

Next Step for Transition of 8YY End Office Access Charges

Cap on Joint Tandem Switched Transport and Transition Database Query Charges.


On October 9, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Report and Order relating to 8YY Access Charge Reform. The Report and Order announced a transition of 8YY originating end office access charges to bill-and-keep over three years and, a single nationwide tariffed Joint Tandem Switched Transport (JTST) access service rate cap of $0.001 per minute. Further, the FCC charges for the 8YY database queries needed to route all 8YY calls to $0.0002 by July 1, 2023 and prohibit carriers from charging for more than one such query per call. The transition to bill-and-keep for 8YY Access Charges was done by the FCC to curtail abuse of the 8YY intercarrier compensation regime and to preserve the value of toll-free services.

Download the full memo for additional detail on Access Charges, JTST, Tariff Changes, and more.

VPS Memo – 8YY Transition

Additional Information

For more information on this issue or if you would like VPS guidance, please contact these members of the Vantage Point Solutions team:

Dodie North at (830) 895-7220

Wendy Harper at (605) 995-1756

Steve Gatto, JD at (830) 895-7226