On September 27th the FCC issued a Report and Order releasing the 2013 Eligible Services List (ESL).While there were no substantive changes to eligible services, the FCC has revised the ESL by consolidating all Priority One services into a single list.
This was done in recognition of the fact that:
1. Many services now fall into multiple categories.
2. Applicants may not always be familiar enough with the regulatory framework to make the appropriate selection on the Form 470.
We applaud this change! Too much wasted time and confusion has resulted from these “older” distinctions. It is encouraging to see the FCC working to keep up with the evolution of our communication systems.