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PN-16-05 November 8, 2016 Effective November 8, 2016, the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) announces that the Responsible Parties may now validate their Responsible Party Code (RPC) data for the 2016 calendar year. Download
PN-16-04 July 15, 2016 July 15, 2016, The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has adopted technical criteria from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developer, entitled, TIA-968-B-3, Telecommunications – Telephone Terminal Equipment –Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network - Addendum 3. Download
PN-16-03 June 13, 2016 June 13, 2016, The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has received proposed technical criteria from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), entitled, TIA-968-B-3, Telecommunications – Telephone Terminal Equipment –Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network - Addendum 3. TIA is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developer. Download
PN-16-02 March 1, 2016 March 1, 2016, The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has adopted technical criteria from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developer, entitled, TIA-168-C, Telecommunications – Telephone Terminal Equipment – Labeling Requirements. Download
PN-16-01 January 14, 2016 January 14, 2016, The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has received proposed technical criteria from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), entitled, TIA-168-C, Telecommunications – Telephone Terminal Equipment – Labeling Requirements. TIA is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developer. Download
PN-15-06 November 2, 2015 2016 Responsible Party Code (RPC) Data Validation Program: Including New Stabilized Maintenance Option. Effective November 2, 2015, the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) announces that the Responsible Parties may now validate their Responsible Party Code (RPC) data for the 2015 calendar year. Download
PN-15-05 October 1, 2015 the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) approved Version 4.1 of ACTA Operating Principles & Procedures (OP&P) and Version 4.0 of the ACTA Submission Guidelines and Procedures. Download
PN-15-04 May 1, 2015 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) reminds suppliers of Telephone Terminal Equipment (TTE) of the obligation to comply with the requirements of Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules (47 C.F.R. Part 68) Download
PN-15-03 April 29, 2015 During its General Council session on April 23, 2015, ACTA in conjunction with TIA Liaisons approved a 6 month implementation period for the newly adopted technical criteria, TIA-968-B-2. All TTE submitted after September 20, 2015 shall comply with the new technical criteria. TTE submitted prior to that time has the option of compliance with the new technical criteria. Download
PN-15-02 April 7, 2015 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has adopted technical criteria from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developer, entitled, TIA-968-B-2, Telecommunications - Telephone Terminal Equipment - Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network. Download
PN-15-01 February 18, 2015 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has received proposed technical criteria from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), entitled, TIA-968-B-2 - Telecommunications Telephone Terminal Equipment Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network- Addendum 2. Download
PN-14-01 November 1, 2014 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) announces that the Responsible Parties may now validate their Responsible Party Code (RPC) data for the 2015 calendar year. Download
Informative August 6, 2013 The FCC issued a Public Notice on the ACTA Petition for Rulemaking to Fortify the Network Protections of Part 68. There is a 30 day comment period for this Public Notice. Download
PN-13-01 June 25, 2013 the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) submitted its Petition for Rulemaking to Fortify the Network Protections of Part 68 to the FCC. Download
PN-12-07 November 1, 2012 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) announces that the Responsible Parties may now validate their RPC data for the 2013 calendar year. Download
PN-12-06 October 1, 2012 the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) approved a Version 3.9 of the Guidelines & Procedures for submittal of information to the ACTA for inclusion in the database of approved Telephone Terminal Equipment. Download
PN-12-05 September 11, 2012 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) is pleased to announce that at its July 26, 2012 General Council meeting, the Council unanimously approved the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) as its sponsors for the next four years (2013-2017). Download
PN-12-04 August 7, 2012 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has adopted technical criteria from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developer, entitled, TIA-968-B-1, Telecommunications - Telephone Terminal Equipment - Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network. Download
PN-12-03 August 1, 2012 Effective October 1, 2012 the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachment (ACTA) is adjusting its fee for processing Telephone Terminal Equipment (TTE) information submitted for inclusion in the centralized database of Part 68 equipment from $650.00 to $825.00 per submission. The adjusted fee applies to submission of Original, Modifications, Notice of Change, Recertification/re-declarations, and Request for Responsible Party Codes. Download
PN-12-02 July 5, 2012 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments Issues Notice of its Intent to Adopt Proposed Technical Criteria received from American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) accredited standards developer, the Telecommunications Industry Association (“TIA”). Download
PN-12-01 May 15, 2012 ACTA ADVISES MODULAR PLUG AND JACK MANUFACTURERS TO COMPLY WITH ANSI/TIA-1096-A The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) reminds modular plug and jack manufacturers of the obligation to comply with the requirements of Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules [47 C.F.R. 68.2143(b)]. Download
Informative January 30, 2012 Ex Parte filed by ATIS on behalf of the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA), in CC Docket No. 99-216, regarding a meeting held between ACTA representatives and representatives from the Commission's Wireline Compeition and Enforcement Bureaus to request that the Commission provide the ACTA and the industry with guidance regarding what equipment and services should fall under Part 68 and thus require registration under the ACTA terminal equipment database Download
PN-11-03 December 6, 2011 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) reminds suppliers of Telephone Terminal Equipment (TTE) of the obligation to comply with the requirements of Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules (47 C.F.R. Part 68). Download
PN-11-02 November 1, 2011 Effective November 1, 2011, the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) announces that the Responsible Parties may now validate their RPC data for the 2012 calendar year. The established fee for RPC Data Validation is $125.00. A discounted rate of $95.00 will be in affect from November 1, 2011 through January 31, 2012. RPC Data is required to be validated on an annual basis. Download
PN-11-01 September 19,2011 Effective January 1, 2012 the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachment (ACTA) is adjusting its fee for processing Telephone Terminal Equipment (TTE) information submitted for inclusion in the centralized database of Part 68 equipment to $650.00 per submission. The adjusted fee applies to submission of Original, Modifications, Notice of Change, Recertification/re-declarations, and Request for Responsible Party Codes. Download
Informative April 2011 ACTA Update Provided to TCB Council Meeting Attendees: ACTA Chair Jim Haynes, Compliance Engineering Services, presented a review and update of ACTA and Part 68 before the April 2011 Telecommunications Certification Board (TCB) Council Workshop with a major emphasis on the newly instituted Responsible Party Code (RPC) Data Validation Program. The Program is intended to provide the telecommunications industry and its consumers with up-to-date RPC information within the ACTA Database. The presentation is available at: Download
Informative February 22, 2011 ACTA Recommends FCC Increase Efforts to Enforce Part 68 Hearing Aid Compatibility Requirements
February 22, 2011, Washington, DC - The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has recommended that the FCC tighten its enforcement of Part 68 non-compliance. Specifically, it urges the FCC to clarify that VoIP phones must meet the hearing aid compatibility and volume control rules in Part 68 of the FCC regulations and that these products be listed in the ACTA database of approved terminal equipment.
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PN-10-05 December 20, 2010 Effective January 1, 2011, the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) announces the rollout of a new, annual ACTA Responsible Party Code (RPC) Data Validation Program. This Program will require Responsible Parties to validate the data ascribed to their organization on an annual basis, whether or not new equipment was registered in the calendar year. Download
PN-10-04 September 28, 2010 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) will require Responsible Parties, whether they obtain their terminal equipment approval from a Telecommunications Certification Body or utilize the Supplier's Declaration of Conformity process, to provide contact information (name, address, phone number, etc.) for a 'US Product Information Contact.' This Contact is defined as: 'A point of contact accessible within the USA for additional product information (for example, repair, servicing, instructions, technical support, etc.).' Download
PN-10-03 April 30, 2010 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has adopted errata for technical criteria from American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) accredited standards developer the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) entitled, Errata for TIA-968-B Telecommunications Telephone Terminal Equipment Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network. Download
PN-10-02 March 26, 2010

The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has received errata for technical criteria from American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) accredited standards developer the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) entitled, Errata for TIA-968-B Telecommunications Telephone Terminal Equipment Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network.

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PN-10-01 January 14, 2010 ACTA has approved dates for meetings of the 2010 ACTA General Council Meetings. The meeting dates for 2010 are herein listed. Download
PN-09-05 September 22, 2009 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has adopted technical criteria from American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) accredited
standards developer the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) entitled, TIA-968-B:
Telecommunications Telephone Terminal Equipment Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network.
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PN-09-04 August 21, 2009

The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has received technical criteria from American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) accredited standards developer the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) entitled, TIA-968-B: Telecommunications Telephone Terminal Equipment - Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network.

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PN-09-03 July 15, 2009 Effective today, July 15, 2009 the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has adjusted its fee for processing Telephone Terminal Equipment (TTE) information submitted for inclusion in the Part 68 database to $525.00 per submission. Download
PN-09-02 June 12, 2009 Effective July 15, 2009 the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) is adjusting its fee for processing Telephone Terminal Equipment (TTE) information submitted for inclusion in the Part 68 database to $525.00 per submission. Download
PN-09-01 January 5, 2009 ACTA has approved dates for meetings of the 2009 ACTA General Council Meetings. The meeting dates for 2009 are herein listed. Download
PN-08-06 May 22, 2008 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has
adopted technical criteria from American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) accredited
standards developer the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) entitled, TIA-168-B:
Telecommunications Telephone Terminal Equipment Labeling Requirements.
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PN-08-05 May 6, 2008 Effective today, May 6, 2008, the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has adopted technical criteria from American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) accredited standards developer the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) entitled, TIA-1096-A: Telecommunications Telephone Terminal Equipment Connector Requirements Connection of Terminal the Telephone Network. Download
PN-08-04 May 1, 2008 Effective today, May 1, 2008 the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) has adjusted its fee for processing Telephone Terminal Equipment (TTE) information submitted for inclusion in the Part 68 database to $425.00 per submission. Download
PN-08-03 April 23, 2008 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments Issues Notice of its Intent to Adopt Proposed Technical Criteria received from American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) accredited standards developer, the Telecommunications Industry Association (“TIA”). Download
PN-08-02 April 7, 2008 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments Issues Notice of its Intent to Adopt Proposed Technical Criteria received from American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) accredited standards developer, the Telecommunications Industry Association (“TIA”). Download
PN-08-01 March 11, 2008 Effective May 1st, 2008 the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachment (ACTA)
will adjust its fee for processing Telephone Terminal Equipment (TTE) information
submitted for inclusion in the centralized database of Part 68 equipment to $425.00 per
submission. The adjusted fee applies to submission of Original, Modifications, Notice of
Change, Re-certification/re-declarations, and Request for Responsible Party Codes.
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PN-07-01 March 14, 2007 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (“ACTA”) herein issues notice of the adoption of the following technical criteria from an American
National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) accredited standards developer the Telecommunications Industry Association (“TIA”) entitled: Telecommunications Telephone Terminal Equipment Connector Requirements for Connection of Terminal
Equipment to the Telephone Network, TIA-1096, August 2006,” and “Telecommunications – Telephone Terminal Equipment – Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network – Addendum 4, TIA-968-
A-4, November 2006.” As noted by TIA, TIA-968-A-4 is an Addendum to TIA-968-A.
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PN-06-03 December 21, 2006

The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments Issues Notice of its Intent to Adopt Proposed Technical Criteria received from American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) accredited standards developer, the Telecommunications Industry Association (“TIA”). The ACTA has received two technical criteria documents entitled “Telecommunications Telephone Terminal Equipment- Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network-TIA-968-A-4 (Addendum 4 to TIA-968-A)- November 2006” and “Telecommunications Telephone Terminal Equipment Connector Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network- TIA-1096-August 2006.
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PN-06-02 December 21, 2006 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (“ACTA”) herein issues notice of the dates for the 2007 General Meetings of the ACTA.
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PN06-01 December 13, 2006 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (“ACTA”) herein issues notice of the adoption of the Guidelines and Procedures for submittal of information for inclusion in the ACTA database of approved Telephone Terminal Equipment ("TTE"), Revision 3.0, December 2006.
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PN05-08 December 8, 2005 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (“ACTA”) herein issues notice of the dates for the 2006 General Meetings of the ACTA. Download
PN05-07 December 8, 2005 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (“ACTA”) herein issues notice of the adoption of the Guidelines and Procedures for submittal of information for inclusion in the ACTA database of approved Telephone Terminal Equipment ("TTE"), Revision 2.8, December 2005. Download
PN05-06 November 15, 2005 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments ("ACTA") is pleased to announce the launch of a new Part68.org website and ACTA Online Filing (AOF) system.
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PN05-05 June 22 , 2005

The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) is pleased to announce its Segment Representatives for each of the six identified industry segments for the July 2005-July 2007 term of office.

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PN05-04 May 13, 2005 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (“ ACTA”) herein issues notice of the adoption of the "Guidelines and Procedures for submittal of information for inclusion in the ACTA database of approved Telephone Terminal Equipment ("TTE"), Revision 2.7, May 2005." Download
PN05-03 February 14, 2005 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments has adopted an addendum to its technical criteria from American National Standards Institute accredited standards developer the Telecommunications Industry Association entitled, “Telephone Terminal Equipment – Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network – Addendum 3, TIA-968-A-3" Download
PN05-02 February 3, 2005 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (“ACTA”) is pleased to announce its unanimous decision to retain the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) as its sponsors for the next four years. Download
PN05-01 January 3, 2005 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments received an addendum to its technical criteria from American National Standards Institute accredited standards developer the Telecommunications Industry Association entitled, “Telephone Terminal Equipment – Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network – Addendum 3, TIA-968-A-3 Download
PN04-03 December 6, 2004 Effective January 1, 2005 the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachment (ACTA) will adjust its fee for processing Telephone Terminal Equipment (TTE) information submitted for inclusion in the centralized database of Part 68 equipment to $275.00 per submission. Download
PN04-02 April 13, 2004 Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (“ACTA” or “Administrative Council”) herein issues notice of adoption of technical criteria from an American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) accredited standards developer, the Telecommunications Industry Association (“TIA”) entitled, “Telecommunications – Telephone Terminal Equipment – Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network – Addendum 2, TIA-968-A-2 Download
PN04-01 February 6, 2004 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments received an addendum to its technical criteria from American National Standards Institute accredited standards developer the Telecommunications Industry Association entitled, “Telephone Terminal Equipment – Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network – Addendum 2, TIA-968-A-2 Download
PN03-08 September 24, 2003 Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments Revises Terminal Equipment Labeling Requirements per TSB-168-A Effective January 1, 2004. Download
PN03-07 September 8, 2003 Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (“ACTA” or “Administrative Council”) herein issues notice of adoption of technical criteria from an American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) accredited standards developer, the Telecommunications Industry Association (“TIA”) entitled, “Telecommunications – Telephone Terminal Equipment – Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network – Addendum 1, TIA-968-A-1 (Addendum to TIA-968-A) Download
PN03-06 August 1, 2003 Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments Issues Notice of its Intent to Adopt Proposed Technical Criteria Download
PN03-05 June 27, 2003 Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments Announces Election Results. Download
PN03-04 April 21, 2003 Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments Announces the Scheduled Removal of Surcharge. Download
PN03-03 April 14, 2003 Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments Announces 2003 Election Results. Download
PN03-02 January 28, 2003 Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) Announces ACTA Online Filing (AOF) for Telephone Terminal Equipment. Download
PN03-01 January 21 2003 ACTA herein issues notice of adoption of technical criteria from Telecommunications Industry Association entitled, “Telecommunications – Telephone Terminal Equipment – Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network, TIA- 968-A, October 2002” and is intended to replace existing ACTA-adopted specifications TIA/EIA/IS-968 and TIA/EIA/IS-883. Download
PN02-06 October 2002 ACTA herein issues notice of its intent to adopt technical criteria from Telecommunications Industry Association (“TIA”) entitled, “Telecommunications – Telephone Terminal Equipment – Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network, TIA-968-A. Download
PN02-05 September 6 2002 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (“ACTA”) herein announces the inclusion of a $150.00 (US) surcharge for processing each Telephone Terminal Equipment (“TTE”). Download
PN02-04 REPLACED: The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments ("ACTA") has revised its Public Notice (PN02-04) to clarify its message about the need for Responsible Parties to ensure information is provided in a timely manner. REPLACED
PN02-04A December 17, 2002 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments ("ACTA") announces reminder to parties submitting information for inclusion in the ACTA-maintained database of Part 68 approved equipment to do so in a timely manner. Download
PN02-03 May 1st, 2002 The Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA) is pleased to announce the launch of its revamped web site. Download
PN02-02 March 12, 2002 ACTA Augments Terminal Equipment Approval Requirements to include Customer Information. Download
PN02-01 January 20, 2002 ACTA Adopts Technical Criteria for SHDSL, HDSL2, HDSL4 Digital Subscriber Line Terminal Equipment Download
PN01-02 December 7, 2001 Adjustments to ACTA’s Fees. Download
PN01-01 December 7, 2001 Release of Proposed Technical Criteria for ACTA Adoption. Download

 

 

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