• Toll Free Number Assignment NPRM to be Considered at FCC Open Meeting
  • October 6, 2017 | Author: Wesley K. Wright
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • At the September Open Meeting, the Commission will also consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which proposes auctioning vanity numbers. Currently, toll free numbers are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. This proposed system would auction off 17,000 numbers with the new toll free code “833” using a single round, sealed bid auction. Certain numbers would be reserved for use by government agencies and non-profit health and safety organizations.