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Access Stimulation Order - Part 2

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Seinfeld Reservation Screen-Shot-2014-11-04-at-9_53_46-AMOn Thursday the FCC adopted, with some modifications to the “triggers”, the draft Order on access stimulation. As I indicated in my earlier blog (Draft Access Stimulation Order -- Big Net with Big Consequences? dated 9/16/19), there were number of problems with the FCC’s proposed solution to the arbitrage issue.

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Topics: Access Arbitrage, Access Stimulation

Draft Access Stimulation Order -- Big Net with Big Consequences?

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fish in net blueThe September 5 draft Order on eliminating access arbitrage is the FCC’s latest effort to address what is also known as “access stimulation”, and they made little effort to hide their true feelings on the issue. While their intent when it comes to certain business plans seems quite clear, some new provisions in the proposed order could lead to unintended outcomes and impact service providers who are far removed from any activities typically regarded as access stimulation.

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Topics: Access Arbitrage, Access Stimulation

What Does the Step 7 Access Reduction Mean to Me?

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As I’ve indicated in previous posts, the step 6/step 7 switched access reductions have been controversial.

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Topics: tandem switching and transport services, tandem switching, ILEC filing, Step 7 Access Reduction, Price Cap LEC Tariff, Benchmarks, CAF Order for Price Cap LECs and CLECs

Another Bite at the Access Apple?

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The continuing saga of the FCC's Step 6 switched access transition - Level 3 v. AT&T

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Topics: tandem switching, common transport multiplexing, FCC Rule 51.907(g), FCC Step 6 switched access transition, Step 6 switched access transition

A Third Bite At the Apple: Step 6 ILEC Opposition

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My May 3rd blog post was entitled “Access Step 6 - Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace . ..” Last week demonstrated that was a bit of an overstatement. In this business, one rarely has to forever hold their peace. Parties that had concerns about the tandem/transport portion of the Step 6 tariff filings and rate implementation took the logical next step – oppose the filings during the approval interval. CenturyLink, Level 3, and Sprint all filed petitions to reject or suspend and investigate the Step 6 tariff filings of one or more price cap ILECS.

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Topics: price cap ILECs, Home Page, Step 6 ILEC Tariffs, Step 6 ILEC Opposition, treatment of tandem/transport traffic, CLECs file date July 14, FCC Rule 51.907(g)

Access Step 6 - Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

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The first of the final two steps* in the FCC’s transition to “bill and keep” for terminating switched access is just a couple of months away.

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Topics: access rate reduction, intercarrier compensation, Home Page, transport rates, tandem switching, common transport multiplexing, tariff filings, bill and keep for terminating switched access

Verizon Confusion on NY Access Filings – CLEC Rates Impacted

Posted by Carey Roesel

The New York Public Service Commission has ordered, in Case 09-M-0527, a reduction to intrastate originating access charges to bring them to the level of interstate originating access charges in two steps. By November 30, 2014, all LECs had to file tariffs reducing their intrastate originating access rates by 50% of the differential between those rates and the carrier's interstate rates for comparable service in effect on January 1, 2015.
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Topics: New York, Verizon, access rate reduction

ICC Reform “Step 3” Access Filings – Are You a Winner or a Loser?

Posted by Carey Roesel

We’re in the midst of reviewing all of the ILEC “Step 3” filings so our CLEC clients will know what their new terminating end office switched access rates must look like (or be based on in the case of composite access rates) effective July 31, 2014.

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Topics: switched access, ICC Reform, access rate reduction

Raiders of the Lost ARC?

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Topics: access, FCC ICC/USF Reform Order, FCC Forms

Switched Access Disputes – Don’t Get Bullied (Part 3 of 3)

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In this post I’m going right to the core element of Switched Access charges – Local Switching. It is among the oldest and most enduring of the switched access rate elements. (see Switched Access Disputes - Don't Get Bullied Part 2).

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Topics: access, FCC ICC/USF Reform Order

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