The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin (our popular subscription service).
At the request of staff, the Public Service Commission has opened a docket to gather information about the Lifeline Program and assess the availability of broadband services in the State of Missouri. Staff recommends that the Commission seek industry and consumer input in order to help make basic policy decisions regarding the Lifeline program.
The North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA) filed an application for area code relief to the 415 NPA in May 2013. The NANPA requested that the Public Utilities Commission accept the industry participants’ unanimous consensus recommendation for an all-services overlay for relief in the 415 NPA. The industry participants “strongly support” the overlay plan and recommend a 13-month implementation schedule. Watch for a TMI Bulletin when a final order is released.
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission announced a series of workshops to consider changes to parts of its State Rural Universal Service Fund (SRUSF) rules. Comments proposing specific rule changes are due August 2, 2013. The workshops will be held on August 12, 2013 (Residential and Business Benchmark Rates: Access Minutes); August 26, 2013 (High Cost Support); and September 9, 2013 (Cap on Surcharge). See TMI Bulletin dated 7/16/13 for further details.
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