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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, March 7, 2016

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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 Briefing. Read More

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Mobile Cramming Investigations Result in $158 Million in Settlements

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TMIVerizon Wireless and Sprint Corporation entered into separate agreements with the FCC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the attorneys general of all 50 states and the District of Columbia to settle charges of mobile cramming. Read More
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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, May 8, 2015

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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.

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The Regulatory Mix – Friday, March 13, 2015

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ILEC Retail Rates: How high will they go? PART 2

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Why yes, they can go higher! In last month’s blog “ILEC Retail Rates – How high will they go” dated12/1/14, I noted several trends in rate increases across the nation. Well, we’re only through the first month of 2015 and here we go again!

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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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.

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Verizon Confusion on NY Access Filings – CLEC Rates Impacted

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Access Rate ReductionThe 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. Read More
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ILEC Retail Rates – How high will they go?

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Every week, I review filings from major carriers across the nation. As I summarize them for our monthly newsletter, inevitably the phrase that appears most often is “AT&T increased……” Every month, rate increases are filed somewhere that affect basic local service rates, optional calling plans, bundled offerings, or local toll. Did you know AT&T Illinois increased their local access line rate for business service three times in a 13-month period, taking the rate from $37.00 to $54.25 per month?

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