FCC Extension of Telecommunications Y2K Compliance Date

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About one month ago, I was informed by a friend who works for a local US Government office that the FCC has extended the Y2K compliance due date for the telecommunications industry to June 30, 2000. This extension was granted because of numerous failures that are occurring in telecommunications networks caused by data from non-compliant systems corrupting the compliant systems.

I was told that the official proof of this extension can be found in FCC Ruling 99-272, Federal Register: Oct 15, 1999 {Vol. 64, No. 199}, Paragraphs 8, 9, & 11.

I don't know how to access the Federal Register, so I have not yet verified this date extension announcement. Can anyone on this forum help me out?

-- BrianL (bliebenstein@camcar.textron.com), December 20, 1999


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October 15, 1999 Federal Register documentation

It's not all rumor, these friend of a friend stories...

-- PJC (paulchri@msn.com), December 20, 1999.

11. The issue of network protection and stabilization also has specifically arisen in a number of Commission proceedings. For instance, in considering an extension of time for the compliance date under Section 107 of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, the Commission took into account the need to avoid the Y2K problem when it established a new compliance deadline of June 30, 2000.

-- (karlacalif@aol.com), December 20, 1999.

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