The Commission has announced in a Public Notice further details for the roll-out of the new Network Outage Reporting System (NORS).  The Commission previously announced that user profile information would be moved to the new platform on August 1, 2016, and that the planned cutover date for filing with the new platform is August 31, 2016.  The Commission now concludes that NORS users should migrate to the new platform during the cutover window in two steps:

Step 1:  Beginning August 31, 2016, CenturyLink, Verizon, and T-Mobile will move to the new production system.  These companies’ NORS  users will be required to file all outage reports using the new platform.  Before a company moves, NORS users from that company should continue to make all required filings under Part 4 in the current version.

Step 2:  Remaining companies will migrate to the new system.  This will occur as soon as possible, but no later than September 30, 2016.  The current NORS platform will not be available for filing after Step 2 is complete.

The new NORS production system is directly accessible here: https://fcc.appiancloud.com/suite/.  It is currently available and will remain open for testing until all companies have transferred over.

Please contact us with any questions.