Yesterday more than 20 companies met to work on a proposal to expand or replace the board of SMT. SMT is the organization that was established when toll free number portability was being implemented and by FCC order had one representative for each of the seven Bell Operating Companies (BOC). Since the mergers the board has only three members. This workgroup is open to any company that is a RespOrg and will culminate with a request to the FCC to order the change. Below is a link to the proposal.
A discussion of this has been opened on LinkedIn in the RespOrg group.