The North American Numbering Council (NANC) is a Federal Advisory Committee. The NANC advises the Federal Communications Commission and makes recommendations, reached through consensus, that foster efficient and impartial number administration. The NANC is composed of representatives of telecommunications carriers, regulators, cable providers, VoIP providers, industry associations, vendors and consumer advocates. Working groups and task forces made up of industry experts have been established by the NANC to assist it in its efforts. The initial NANC charter was filed with Congress on October 5, 1995, and the NANC held its first meeting on October 1, 1996.
Guidelines and Operating Principles
The mission of the original NANC Training (NT) ad hoc committee, set up in 2005, was to work collectively with the NANC members to develop a brief yet cohesive NANC Training Binder (Operating Manual).
The purpose of the North American Numbering Council (NANC) Guidelines and Operating Principles is to provide a description of how the council and its associated subcommittees operate. This document also serves as a reference to orient new members with the operation of the council.