The California Communications Service Provider Performance Bond is required by the The Public Utilities Commission of the State of California in order to legally operate as a Communications Service Provider. This bond requirement is mandatory for the following service types:
- Competitive Local Carrier (CLC)
- Non-Dominant Interexchange Carrier (NDIEC) (long-distance providers and/or phone card providers)
- Commercial Mobile Radiotelephone Services (CMRS) Carrier
What are the requirements to operate as a Communications Service Provider in California?
Authority to operate as a Communications Service Provider in California must be granted by the Public Utilities Commission. The following should be submitted to the Commission for registration consideration:
- A registration application
- An application/registration fee
- An annual user fee
- A California Communications Service Provider Performance Bond in the minimum amount of $25,000.
The specific fees and other additional requirements will vary based on the service type provided. This information can be found on the CA Public Utilities Commission website.
What is the purpose of the California Communications Service Provider Performance Bond?
This bond is in place to help facilitate the collection of fines, penalties, and restitution from the bond principal (the person or entity who bought the bond, in this case it is the service provider). The bond protects the Utilities Commission against any loss directly arising from the failure to comply with the laws and ordinances governing the business of Communications Service Providers.
Where can I get a California Communications Service Provider Performance Bond?
In order to obtain this bond, simply fill out our free online application! One of our licensed agents will contact you within one business day with a quote for the price to obtain your bond for the year (the “premium”). If you choose to move forward after receiving your quote, we will have you sign any necessary paperwork and remit the premium payment, at which time we will ship your bond to you via USPS Priority Mail (with overnight shipping options also available).
Why choose Surety1?
At Surety1, our agents work with over a dozen “A” rated surety markets to ensure we are finding you the lowest price for your bond. We’ve been issuing surety bonds since 2003 and our quality, reliable service has led us to an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau! Located in California and licensed in all 50 states!