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.



Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont

FairPoint and other CLECs have submitted a Joint Motion and accompanying Wholesale Performance Plan Stipulation and Settlement Agreement (WPP) for the resolution of certain issues in proceedings in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. The parties request that the Commission issue an order that will enable FairPoint to implement the WPP in the three states simultaneously with a target date of the 2Q14. The Parties note that three issues have not been resolved:

a. Terms and penalties for late or inaccurate monthly reports;

b. Change of law provisions; and

c. Commercial contract provisions that waive WPP bill credits.


NOTE:  Maine Competitive Local Exchange Carriers: Choice One Communications of Maine Inc., Conversent Communications of Maine LLC, CTC Communications Corp. and Lightship Telecom LLC, all d/b/a EarthLink Business; Biddeford Internet Corporation, d/b/a/ Great Works Internet; and CRC Communications LLC and Mid-Maine TelPlus LLC, both d/b/a/ OTT Communications.


New Mexico

The New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission is considering CenturyLink QC’s request to revise its list of non-impaired wire centers. CenturyLink is seeking to have its Albuquerque Northeast wire center designated as a Tier 2 wire center. A pre-hearing conference to address scheduling and other issues will be held October 17, 2013. Any interested persons may attend. See TMI Bulletin dated 10/11/13



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