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 New York Public Service Commission proposes a method for reforming originating intrastate access charges. All carriers that will experience originating access charge revenue reductions pursuant to the proposed reform must demonstrate why originating access charges should not be reduced to mirror the previously implemented reform of terminating access charges. TMI Regulatory Bulletin Service subscribers see New York Bulletin dated January 22, 2014.
The Kansas Corporation Commission has reconsidered its Order requiring CLECs to tariff their intrastate originating switched access rates to be in parity with their interstate switched access rates. As a result, CLECs are now required to benchmark their intrastate originating and terminating access rates to the ILEC or electing carrier’s intrastate originating and terminating rates in a manner consistent with the FCC’s benchmarking rules and process. TMI Regulatory Bulletin Service subscribers see Kansas Bulletin dated January 22, 2014.