TMI's regulatory monitoring daily blog the Regulatory Mix

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.





The Arizona Corporation Commission suspended its proceeding considering intrastate access charge reform and expansion of the Arizona universal service fund (AUSF) to include an access revenue replacement. However, it did direct Staff to open a new rulemaking docket to address revisions to the AUSF rules to make funding more competitively neutral. The new docket will address both the way assessments are computed and the types of carriers that must contribute. See TMI Regulatory Bulletin dated 9/10/13.



The Public Utilities Commission has found non-impairment in the following FairPoint wire centers: Bangor (BNGRMEPA) (Tier 2), Biddeford (BDFRMEJE) (Tier 2), and Brunswick (BRWKMEEV) (Tier 1).



The Department has proposed revised requirements that would implement recent reforms to the Lifeline program by the FCC and to apply certain requirements to Department-designated wireless ETCs and wireline ETCs. The revisions address Lifeline service requirements including quarterly reporting; filing of rates, terms, and conditions of the ETC’s Lifeline service; submitting copies of marketing materials used in the Commonwealth; dispute resolution processes; and annual ETC certification and other reporting obligations. Parties wishing to comment on the proposed requirements may submit their comments to the Department of Telecommunications and Cable by September 18, 2013. Reply comments must be received by October 2, 2013.


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