Telephone Exchange Boundary Mapping
What comes next???
October 10, 2013
◦ organized by county
◦ incorporated all boundary changes up to the
digital boundary mapping project in the first half
Digital maps that existed prior to 2013 were
November 6, 2012, FCC Order requires all
companies to provide digital exchange
boundary maps to help implement its
USF/ICC Transformation Order
February 26, 2013, the FCC clarifies that each
ILEC must either:
◦ certify and submit data on its service area
◦ allow a state entity to submit and certify the data
on its behalf.
The ILECs and state worked together to create digital maps
verified by the companies in 1st half of 2013
On June 26, 2013, the Minnesota Commission:
1) accepted new digital maps as Minnesota’s official maps
2) approved maps for submission to the FCC
3) Clarified that disputes and any map changes must receive
MnGeo and Commerce submitted and certified all boundary
area data by June 28, 2013 to comply with the FCC
◦ submission of updated boundary data by March 15
of each year, showing any changes made by
December 31 of the previous year.
◦ all study area boundary data to be recertified every
1) Have the state submit any boundary changes
and certify that the exchange boundaries it
submits are accurate
2) Submit own boundary data and certify that
it is accurate
For any ILEC-submitted boundaries the FCC
will provide states with a map of the ILEC
submission and seek state input on any
overlaps, void areas or disputes.
Same approach as the initial boundary
The Department and MnGeo have entered a
new interagency agreement to assist the
industry in meeting the FCC Requirement for
Identify and Implement Needed Updates to
the Mapping Application
Support the Web-based Telephone Exchange
Review all ILEC suggested boundary changes
Make needed changes to the GIS data, with
assistance from MnGeo as needed
Work closely with MnGeo staff to prepare and
submit shapefiles to the FCC
Continue review of boundaries and proposals
by neighbors to change boundaries, using the
web application as a discussion medium.
Work to resolve boundary conflicts with
adjacent service providers.
Reflect where agreement is reached on the web map
Bring disagreements that cannot be resolved to
Commerce where paper maps will be referenced
November 4, 2013: Participating ILECs to receive
email stating responsibilities and updated user guide.
November 4, 2013 to January 10, 2014: ILEC’s will
review exchange boundary lines.
November 4, 2013 to January 31, 2014: Commerce
make boundary changes and address disputes.
March 14, 2014: Commerce and MnGeo will submit
shape file and metadata to FCC