Somos Presents at NARUC’s 2022 Summer Policy Summit

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) 2022 Summer Policy Summit offered an excellent platform for meaningful discussions around fraud prevention, emerging technologies, equity and inclusion and more. With over 1,000 attendees – including state utility regulators, industry representatives, consumer advocates and others – the event was an overall success and provided numerous opportunities for education and professional growth as well as several new substantive resolutions.

To help support NARUC’s ongoing “tradition of convening national experts and policymakers in a forum that best reflects the tenets of serving the public interest,” members of the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA) and Team Somos participated in the moderated discussion, Numbers, Numbers Everywhere! During the session, the moderated panel provided updates on current efforts to enhance, protect and evolve United States numbering assets and resources.

Featuring Tara Farquhar, Manager Industry Relations and Customer Education, at NANPA, Kevin Green, Senior Director, Public Policy and External Relations, at Somos and Justen Davis, Senior Director, Industry Relations and Public Policy at Somos, as well as moderator Daniel Klein, Program Manager, for the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, specific topics of conversation included:

  • NANPA provided updates on the current status of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), a new petition option when an overlay is the only NPA relief option available, and the in-progress effort to combine the existing NANPA, Thousands-Block Pooling Administration and Routing Number Administration systems and websites into a single system [NANP Administration System (NAS)] and website.
  • NANPA also provided an update on the status of the Reassigned Numbers Database (RND), including current TN and query data, and how NARUC members can help protect constituents from unwanted calls and help entities learn how to potentially avoid regulatory liability.
  • Somos discussed the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) recently released Gateway Provider Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, Order, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and its new call authentication requirements, including a mandate that Gateway Providers reference a “reasonable” Do Not Originate (DNO) list when routing calls.  

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