Pooling Administrator (PA)

The term Pooling Administrator refers to the entity or entities responsible for administering a thousands-block number pool (FCC 00-104, § 52.7 (g)).  The Pooling Administrator is responsible for the neutral administration of thousands-blocks from Central Office (CO) Codes in areas where thousands-block number pooling has been ordered or implemented. The PA is an impartial non-governmental entity that is not aligned with any particular telecommunications industry segment and is under contract to the FCC.