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CASE NUMBER: 93-4000-TP-FAD
CASE DESCRIPTION: ARCHIVE COMMISSION DOCUMENTS/TP
DOCUMENT SIGNED ON: 8/14/2020
DATE OF SERVICE: ________________________________________
08/03/2020 Reply Comments Submitted On Behalf Of The Public Utilities Commission Of Ohio (WC Docket No. 20-71) electronically filed by Mrs. Kimberly M Naeder on behalf of PUCO
10/03/2019 Letter of Notification electronically filed by Mrs. Tonnetta Y. Scott on behalf of PUCO.
11/07/2018 Letter from the AGO to the FCC & USAC w/attached Commission Finding & Order certifying the eligibility of high -cost carriers to receive federal high-cost support; confirmation of receipt electronically filed by Jason Well on behalf of PUCO Staff.
08/03/2018 Comments Filed with FCC electronically filed by Ms. Tonnetta Scott on behalf of PUC.
05/18/2018 Motion for Extension of Time electronically filed by Ms. Tonnetta Scott on behalf of PUCO.
02/21/2018 Comments submitted by Assistant Attorney General William Wright on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on February 21, 2018 to the Federal Communications Commission to be entered into FCC WC Dockets 17-287, 11-42, and 09-197. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
06/14/2017 Comments electronically filed by Jason Well on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
06/14/2017 Comments submitted by Assistant Attorney General William Wright to the Federal Communications Commission, WC Docket No. 17-84, In the Matter of Accelerating Wireline Boardband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment, on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio electronically filed by Kimberly L. Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
09/30/2015 Reply Comments submitted by Assistant Attorney General William Wright to the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to be considered in FCC proceedings: WC Docket No. 11-42, WC Docket No. 09-197, and WC docket No. 10-90. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
06/30/2015 Annual Complaint Log and Summary Report for the State of Ohio's Telecommunications Relay Service from June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015 filed by PUCO Staff.
03/31/2014 Comments submitted on March 31, 2014 by Assistant Attorney General Thomas McNamee to the Federal Communications Commission to be filed in WC Docket No. 10-90, In the Matter of the Connect America Fund. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
02/18/2014 Reply Comments submitted on February 18, 2014 by Assistant Attorney General William L. Wright on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to the Federal Communications Commission to be entered into WC Docket No. 13-39. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
08/15/2013 Comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission on August 14, 2013 by Assistant Attorney General William Wright on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to be filed in WC Docket No. 11-42, In the Matter of Lifeline and Link-Up Reform and Modernization. electronically filed by Kimberly L. Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
06/26/2013 Memorandum Letter regarding ILEC study area boundary shape files, submitted by Assistant Attorney General John Jones on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to be filed in WC Docket No. 10-90, In re Connect America Fund. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
05/14/2013 Comments submitted by Assistant Attorney General William L. Wright on May 13, 2013, on behalf of the Commission, to the FCC to be filed in WC Docket No. 13-39 (DA 13-780), jointly with the states of California, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia in response to the FCC's request for comments to help address problems in the completion of long distance telephone calls to rural consumers. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
04/15/2013 Notification submitted by Assistant Attorney General John Jones to the Federal Communications Commission to be filed in WC Docket No. 10-90 (Connect America Fund), notifying the FCC that the Commission intends to submit and certify ILEC study area boundary shape files to the FCC in this proceeding. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
01/25/2013 Comments submitted on January 25, 2013, to the Federal Communications Commission by Assistant Attorney General William L. Wright on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
10/02/2012 Letter of Notification to Secretary of the Federal Communications Commission on October 1, 2012, from Assistant Attorney General Werner Margard III on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio certifying that all of the carriers referenced in the attachment to the letter have indicated in writing that, during the past year, all universal service high cost and Connect America Funds flowing to carriers in Ohio have been used "only for the provision, maintenance, and upgrading of facilities and servcies for which the support is intended," in a manner cnosistent with Section 254(e) of the Communciations Act of 1934, as amended, and that all such funding in the upcoming year will be used, only for the provision, maintenance, and upgrading of facilities and services for which the support is intended, consistent with ยง 254(e) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
03/28/2012 Comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio by William L. Wright on March 28, 2012, in WC Docket No. 11-42, In re Lifeline and Link-up Reform and Modernization; WC Docket No. 03-109, In re Lifeline and Link-Up; CC Docket No. 96-45, In re Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service; and, WC Docket No. 12-23, In re Advanced Broadband Availability Through Digital Literacy Training. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
01/18/2012 Comments submitted on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to the Federal Communications Commission by William Wright on January 18, 2012, to be considered in WC Docket No. 10-90 (Connect America Fund), GN Docket No. 09-51 (A National Broadband Plan for Our Future), WC Docket No. 07-135 (Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local Exchange Carriers), WC Docket No. 05-337 (High-Cost Universal Service Support), CC Docket No. 01-92 (Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime), CC Docket No. 96-45 (Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service), WC Docket No. 03-109 (Lifeline and Link-Up), and WT Docket No. 10-208 (Universal Service Reform - Mobility Fund). electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
12/15/2011 Notice of the United States Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation that it has randomly selected the Tenth Circuit in which to consolidate the petitions for review of Federal Communications Order, No. 11-461. (The petition for review submitted on behalf of the PUCO was filed on December 8, 2011 by John Jones.) electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
12/14/2011 Petition for Review of FCC Order 11-161 (filed November 18, 2011) submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on December 8, 2011 on behalf of the Commission by John H. Jones electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
12/14/2011 Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (11-161), issued on November 18, 2011 by the Federal Communications Commission in the following dockets: Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90; A National Broadband Plan for Our Future, GN Docket No. 09-51; Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local Exchange Carriers, WC Docket No. 07-135; High-Cost Universal Service Support, WC Docket No. 05-337; Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime, CC Docket No. 01-92; Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, CC Docket No. 96-45; Lifeline and Link-Up, WC Docket No. 03-109; and, Universal Service Reform - Mobiilty Fund, WT Docket No. 10-208 electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
10/04/2011 Comments submitted to the FCC by William Wright on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on October 3, 2011 to be considered in GN Docket No. 11-117, Amending the Definition of Interconnected VoIP Service in Section 9.3 of the Commission's Rules; PS Docket No. 07-114, Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements; and, WC Docket No. 05-196, E911 Requirements for IP-Enabled Service Providers electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
08/24/2011 Comments submitted to the FCC on August 24, 2011 by William Wright on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to be filed in the following dockets before the FCC: Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90; A National Broadband Plan for Our Future, GN Docket No. 09-51; Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local Exchange Carriers, WC Docket No. 07-135; High-Cost Universal Service Support, WC Docket No. 05-337; Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime, CC Docket No. 01-92; Federal-State Joint Board on Unviersal Service, CC Docket No. 96-45; and, Lifeline and Link-Up, WC Docket No. 03-109. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
08/17/2011 Motion Instanter to File Comments Out of Time, submitted on August 17, 2011 to the FCC by William Wright to be filed in WC Docket No. 11-119 electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
08/17/2011 Comments submitted by William Wright on August 17, 2011 on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, to be filed with the FCC in WC Docket No. 11-119, In the Matter of the Petition for Declaratory Ruling that tw telecom, inc. has the Right to Direct IP-to-IP Interconnection Pursuant to Section 251(c)(2) of the Communications Act, as Amended, for the Transmission and Routing of tw telecom's Facilities-Based VoIP Services and IP-in-the-Middle Voice Services. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
04/21/2011 Comments submitted electronically to the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of the Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on April 21, 2011 by William Wright to be filed in the following FCC dockets: WC Docket No. 11-42, In re Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization; CC Docket No. 96-45, In re Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service; and, WC Docket No. 03-10, In re Lifeline and Link Up electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
04/18/2011 Comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio by William Wright, Assistant Attorney General, on April 18, 2011, to be filed in the following FCC dockets: WC Docket No. 10-90, In re Connect America Fund; GN Docket No. 09-51, In re a National Broadband Plan for Our Future; WC Docket No. 07-135, In re Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local Exchange Carriers; WC Docket No. 05-337, In re High-Cost Universal Service Support; CC Docket No. 01-92, In re Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime; CC Docket No. 96-45, In re Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service; and, WC Docket No. 03-109, In re Lifeline and Link-Up electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
03/31/2011 Comments submitted on behalf of the Commission to the FCC by William L. Wright on March 31, 2011 to be filed in WC Docket No. 10-90, Connect America Fund; GN Docket No. 09-51, A National Broadband Plan for Our Future; WC Docket No. 07-135, Establishing Just and Reasoanble Rates for Local Exchange Carriers; WC Docket No. 05-337, High-Cost Universal Service Support; CC Docket No. 01-92, Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime; CC Docket No. 96-45, Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service; and, WC Docket No. 03-109, Lifeline and Link-Up electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
02/25/2011 Comments submitted on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on February 25, 2011 by William Wright to be filed in FCC PS Docket No. 10-255, In the Matter of the Framework for Next Generation 911 Deployment electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
12/23/2010 Comments submitted by Stephen Reilly on December 23, 2010, on behalf of the Staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to the FCC to be filed in WC Docket Nos. 09-197 and 03-109, In re TracFone Petition for Declaratory Ruling on Universal Service Issues electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
12/15/2010 Comments submitted on behalf of the Commission to the FCC by John Jones on December 15, 2010, to be filed in WT Docket No. 10-208, In the Matter of Unviersal Service Reform Mobility Fund electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
10/07/2010 Comments submitted on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio by Assistant Attorney General John Jones on October 7, 2010 to the FCC to be filed in WC Docket No. 05-337, In re High Cost Universal Service Support, and CC Docket No. 96-45, In re Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
08/19/2010 Comments (Corrected) on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to be submitted to the FCC on August 19, 2010, on behalf of the Commission by Rebecca Hussey to be filed in WC Docket No. 07-245, In the Matter of the Implementation of Section 224 of the Act, and GN Docket No. 09-51, In the Matter of a National Broadband Plan for Our Future electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
08/16/2010 Comments submitted to the FCC on August 16, 2010, on behalf of the Commission by Rebecca Hussey to be filed in WC Docket No. 07-245, In the matter of the Implementation of Section 224 of the Act, and GN Docket No. 09-51, In the Matter of a National Broadband Plan for Our Future. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
07/19/2010 Comments submitted to the FCC on July 14, 2010 by John Jones on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to be filed in the following dockets: Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90; A National Broadband Plan for Our Future, GN Docket No. 09-51; and, High-Cost Universal Service Support, WC Docket No. 05-337. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
07/14/2010 Comments submitted by John Jones to be filed in FCC Docket No. GN 10-127 (Framework for Broadband Internet Service) (filed at FCC 7-14-10) electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
07/14/2010 Comments submitted to the FCC by Werner Margard to be filed in WC Docket No. 96-45 and WC Docket No. 03-109 (Lifeline and Link-Up) electronically filed by Kimberly L. Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
11/19/2009 Comments to Lifeline and the One-Per-Household Rule electronically filed by Ms. Cora G Peterson on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
07/02/2009 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio submitted to the FCC to be filed in WC Docket Nos. 08-33 and 08-185 electronically filed by Ms. Cora G. Peterson on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
05/07/2009 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio submitted to the FCC in Docket No. WC Docket No. 05-337, In the matter of High-Cost Universal Service Support, CC Docket No. 96-45, Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, electronically filed by Ms. Cora G. Peterson.
11/26/2008 Comments submitted on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to the FCC in: WC Docket No. 05-337, CC Docket No. 96-45, WC Docket No. 03-109, WC Docket No. 06-122, CC Docket No. 99-200, CC Docket No. 96-98, CC Docket No. 01-92, CC Docket No. 99-68, and WC Docket No. 04-36 electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
10/27/2008 Letter of Notification to the FCC of Ex Parte Presentation in FCC CC Docket Nos. 01-92, 08-152, 80-286, WC Docket Nos. 04-36, 06-122, and WT Docket No. 05-194. electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
05/27/2008 Reply Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio regarding High-Cost Universal Service Reform, Identical Support and Reverse Auctions electronically filed by Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
04/22/2008 Comments of the PUCO regarding reverse auctions electronically filed by K. Ansel on behalf of PUCO staff.
04/22/2008 Comments regarding high cost universal service reform, electronically filed by K. Ansel on behalf of PUCO staff.
04/18/2008 Comments of the PUCO regarding high cost support for competitive eligible telecommunication carriers electronically filed by Ms. Karen J. Ansel on behalf of Mr. Stephen A. Reilly and Mr. Dan Johnson and Mr. Chris Kotting.
04/16/2008 Comments Letter to FCC Commissioners urging them to reject AT&T petition filed in WC Docket No. 07-21, WC Docket No. 05-342, and CC Docket No. 80-286 electronically filed by Mrs. Kimberly L Keeton on behalf of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
03/25/2008 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, to the FCC, filed by T. Lindgren.
03/25/2008 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, to the FCC, filed by T. Lindgren.
07/10/2007 Reply comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio filed by Staff, Werner L. Margard III. (AG)
07/10/2007 Reply comments of PUCO for WC Docket No. 05-337, CC Docket No. 96-45 filed by Staff.
06/07/2007 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio filed by T. Lindgren
04/12/2007 Reply comments of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
04/09/2007 Reply comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio filed by Staff.
03/19/2007 Comments of PUCO filed by staff.
02/13/2007 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, filed by T. Lindgren-Attorney General Section.
02/01/2007 Reply comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
12/07/2006 Comments of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio filed by Staff.
10/26/2006 Comments, responses and recommendations concerning the developing a unified intercarrier compensation regime, filed by PUCO staff-S. Norris-Attorney General Section.
08/15/2006 Comments of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio filed by Staff.
05/15/2006 Comments of The Public Commission of Ohio filed by staff.
05/15/2006 Comments of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio filed by staff.
01/18/2006 Comments filed on behalf of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio by S. Nourse-Attorney General Section.
08/18/2005 The Public Utility Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) petition for declaratory ruling to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 99-200 ( In the Matter of Number Resource Optimization). The PUCO's petition requests authority to require mandatory implementation of numbering pooling for all rate areas in Ohio outside the top 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas in which two or more carriers operate that use numbering resources and have implemented local number portability filed by PUCO staff.
07/27/2005 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 98-170 and GC Docket No. 04-208 (In the Matter of Truth in Billing Format and National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates' Petition for Declaratory Ruling Regarding Truth in Billing), the PUCO's replies respond to the FCC's March 18, 2005 Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking inviting public input on certain proposed revisions to carriers' billing practices and bill format, filed on behalf of PUCO Staff.
05/24/2005 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC docket 01-92 (In the matter of Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime). The PUCO's comments respond to the FCC's March 3, 2005 further notice of proposed rulemaking inviting public input on certain proposed revisions to the current system of carrier payments filed by staff PUCO.
04/13/2005 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO) comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 99-200 (In the Matter of Number Resource Optimization). The PUCO's comments respond to the FCC's March 11, 2005 public notice inviting input on RNK Telecom, Nuvio Corporation, Unipoint Enhanced Services, Dialpad Communications, Inc., Vonage Corporation, and VoEX Inc.s petitions for a limited waiver of certain federal numbering requirements. The comments include as an attachment the PUCO's August 16, 2004 comments in the FCC's CC-99-200 proceeding responding to SBC-IP's request for a limited waiver of the same numbering requirements, filed by D. Shields.
12/13/2004 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC docket No. 96-128 (In the matter of the implementation of the pay telephone reclassification and compensation provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996) The PUCO's comments respond to the FCC's request for public input concerning the Southern Public Communications Association's petition for declaratory ruling for refunds of local exchange carrier payphone line rates back to May 1997 based on amended ratemaking guidelines adopted by the FCC in 2002.
11/30/2004 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No.99-200 (In the Matter of Number Resource Optimization). The PUCO's comments respond to the FCC's request for public input concerning the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's petition for deregulated authority to require thousands-block number pooling, under limited circumstances, outside the top 100 metropolitan statistical areas filed by staff.
11/10/2004 Supplemental comments of PUCO filed by staff.
10/19/2004 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments responding to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) June 30, 2004, Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making in GC Docket No. 03-123 et al. (In the Matter of Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities). The PUCO's comments respond to the FCC's proposals concerning cost recovery for Internet Protocol Telecommunications Relay Service ( IP TRS ) funding, intrastate IP TRS provider of choice requirements, and provision of intrastate Video Relay Service.
10/05/2004 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments responding to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) July 21, 2004, invitation for public input on alternative unbundling rules that will implement the obligations of section 251(c)(3) in a manner consistent with U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's decision in United States Telecom Ass'n v FCC (In the Matter of Unbundled Access to Network Elements [WC Docket No. 313] and Review of Section 251 Unbundling Obligations of Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers [CC Docket No.01-338]).
09/08/2004 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-128 (In the matter of Implementation of the Pay Telephone Reclassification and Compensation Provisions of Telecommunications Act of 1996). The PUCO's comments respond to the FCC's request for public input concerning the Illinois Public Telecommunications Association's petition for declaratory ruling (petition) and the Payphone Association of Ohio's Initial comments responding to the petition.
08/16/2004 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 99-200 (In the Matter of Number Resource Optimization). The PUCO's comments respond to the FCC's July 16, 2004 public notice inviting input on SBC IP Communication's petition for waiver of certain numbering requirements.
07/15/2004 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in GC Docket No. 04-208 (In the matter of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates' Petition for Declaratory Ruling Regarding Truth-in-Billing). The PUCO's comments respond to the FCC's request for input regarding NASUCA's proposal to limit carriers' line items and surcharges to those only authorized by government entities or regulatory agencies.
05/28/2004 Comments of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, WC Docket No. 04-36 filed.
10/28/2003 Memorandum and Comments of the PUCO filed by D. Shields.
10/16/2003 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 01-338 (In the Matter of Review of the Section 251 Unbundling Obligations of Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers). The PUCO's comments respond to the FCC's request for input regarding whether the its "pick and choose" rule should be modified in favor a rule that would require carriers to adopt the entire terms and conditions of an interconnection agreement. The PUCO's comments were docketed with the FCC on October 16, 2003.
08/19/2003 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in WC Docket No. 03-109 (In the Matter of Lifeline and Link-Up). The PUCO's comments respond to the FCC's request for input regarding how to increase penetration levels in its Lifeline and Link-Up programs. The PUCO's comments were docketed with the FCC on August 18, 2003.
06/17/2003 Comments of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on proposed rule for procedures for handling critical infrastructure information filed.
06/16/2003 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 95-116 (In the Matter of Telephone Number Portability). The PUCO's comments respond to the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association's (CTIA's) Petition for Declaratory Ruling asking that the FCC clarify certain carrier obligations with respect to certain local number portability issues.
06/02/2003 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments to the FCC in CC Docket No. 94-129, the PUCO comments respond to the FCC's invitation for public input regarding the FCC's third party verification rules imposed on interexchange carriers when customers change long distance providers.
02/28/2003 Memorandum The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO') comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 95-116 (In the Matter of Telephone Number Portability). The PUCO's comments respond to the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association's (CTIA's) Petition for Declaratory Ruling that wireline carriers must provide portability to wireless carriers operating within their service areas, by staff member D. Shields.
12/27/2002 Notice of Written Ex Parte Comments - Two Originals filed in the proceeding captioned: In the Matter of Numbering Resource Optimization, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, CC Docket No. 99-200; CC Docket No. 96-98; CC Docket No. 96-116, filed.
12/09/2002 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CG Docket No. 02-278 (In the Matter of Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991). The PUCO's comments respond to the FCC's proposal to establish a national do-not-call list for those telephone subscribers that do not want to receive telemarketing solicitations.
09/30/2002 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) application for certification of our intrastate telecommunications relay service (TRS) program to the communicatively disables. The certification is for a five-year period beginning July 1, 2003.
09/18/2002 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) certification to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) concerning Federal support to rural local exchange carriers in the State of Ohio (In the Matter of Federal-State Joint Board CC Docket No. 96-45).
07/17/2002 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No 01-338 et. al (In the Matter of Review of the Section 251 Unbundling Obligations of Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers). The PUCO's replies provide the FCC with input concerning the D.C. Court of Appeals decision in United States Telecom Association V. FCC, 290 F_3d 415. (D.C. Cir. 2002).
05/13/2002 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments responding to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) invitation for comments In the Matter of Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service et al. (CC Docket No. 96-45). The PUCO's comments in this proceeding respond to the FCC's proposal to establish a "connection-based" assessment for the funding of Federal universal service programs.
05/09/2002 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 99-200 (In the Matter of Numbering Resource Optimization). The PUCO's comments address the issue of small local exchange company telephone number pooling and porting requirements, filed.
05/03/2002 Comments of the Public utilities commission of Ohio.
04/08/2002 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments responding to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) invitation for comments regarding the review of section 251 unbundling obligations of incumbent local exchange carriers (CC Docket No. 01-338 et al.). Generally, the PUCO's comments recommend that the FCC establish a fixed list of unbundled network elements (UNEs) to which state commissions would be able to include additional elements or eliminate elements based on FCC guidelines, by staff member D. Shields.
04/08/2002 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 99-200 (In the matter of Numbering Resource Optimization). The PUCO's comments request a modification of the current pooling rollout schedule, by staff member D. Shields.
03/15/2002 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding Winstar Wireless Inc.'s (Winstar's) Section 214 application in NSD File No. W-P-D-568. The PUCO's comments request that the FCC not grant the application until Winstar has provided proof that all affected customers have had a reasonable opportunity to transition to other carriers.
01/22/2002 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Performance Measurements and Reporting Requirements for Operations Support Systems, Interconnection, and Operator Services and Directory Assistance, CC Docket No. 98-56, et al. filed.
12/20/2001 Report of independent accountants on applying agreed-upon procedures, filed by B. Horst. ( filed on 12/17/01)
12/17/2001 Report for SBC Communications, Inc filed by B. Horst.
11/23/2001 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC docket no. 99-200 (In the matter of Implementation of Number Resource Optimization) regarding the FCC's (proposed thousand-block number pooling rollout schedule. (filed on 11/21/01)
11/06/2001 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) recommendations responding to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) invitation for comments regarding the FCC's proposed national thousands-block number pooling rollout schedule (CC Docket No. 99-200). In order to ensure the most efficient use of number resources in the State of Ohio, the PUCO recommends certain modifications to the FCC's proposed rollout schedule.
09/21/2001 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) comments responding to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) invitation for comments regarding Verizon Wireless' petition for permanent forbearance from the FCC's local number portability (LNP) requirements (WT Docket No. 01-184). The PUCO's comments recommend that the FCC maintain its November 24, 2002 LNP implementation deadline.
08/16/2001 Motion of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for leave to intervene, Case No. 01-1218 consolidated with 01-1229, 01-1243, 01-1255, 01-1256, 01-1257, 01-1267, 01-1274, 01-1310, 01-1311, 01-1313, Case No. 01-1319, Case No. 01-1321.
02/12/2001 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 99-200 (In the Matter of Implementation of Number Resource Optimization), responding to the FCC's December 29, 2000, Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning certain additional proposed number conservation measures filed by D. Shields.
01/11/2001 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (Commission's) comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 00-229 (In the Matter of 2000 Biennial Regulatory Review-Telecommunications Service Quality Reporting). These comments, among other things, respond to the FCC's request for information concerning what FCC-collected data the states use to monitor local exchange carrier service quality.
01/09/2001 Notification of intent to exercise authority, CC Docket No. 96-98, NSD File No. L-99-74 filed.
10/13/2000 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's letter to the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) and copied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 99-200 (In the Matter of Number Resource Optimization) reflecting that the State of Ohio elects to exercise jurisdiction over NXX code reclamation. (2 pgs.)
10/13/2000 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's letter to the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) and copied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket 99-200 (In the Matter of Number Resource Optimization) reflecting the State of Ohio elects to exercise jurisdiction over NXX code reclamation filed by D. Shields.
04/21/2000 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (In the Matter of Federal State Joint Board on Universal Service, CC Docket No. 96-45; and Implementation of the Local Competi- tion Promisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, CC Docket No. 96-98; Internal File No. CCB/CPD No. 00-10.) (6 pgs.)
04/14/2000 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 98-137 (In the Matter of 1998 Biennial Regulatory Review-Review of Depreciation Requirements for Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers). The comments in this proceeding respond to the FCC's April 3, 2000, Further Notice of Pro- posed Rulemaking (FNPRM) calling for public input on the ILEC parties' to the Coalition for Affordable Local and Long-distance Services (CALLS) proposal to migrate to financial accounting standards from regulatory accounting requirements. (5 pgs.)
04/07/2000 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (Commission's) petition for waiver (petition) filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-98 (In the Matter of Implementation of the Local Competition Pro- visions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996), and CC Docket No. 96-45 (In the Matter of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service). The Petition requests that the FCC grant a one-year extension of tiem, until to May 1, 2000, for the Commission to complete its review of GTE's and Sprint-United's proposed deaveraged unbundled network elements. (6 pgs.)
02/18/2000 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. NSD-L-00-11 (In the Matter of The Request by Ameritech for Limited Modification of LATA Boundaries to Provide Expanded Local Calling Service Between the Hanov- erton and Salem Exchanges in Ohio.) The comments in this proceeding urge the FCC to grant Ameritech's request for a LATA modification. (27 pgs.)
02/14/2000 Comments of The Public Utilities Commission in File No. NSD-L-00-06 and CC Docket 96-98, filed by J. Bair. (17 pgs.)
02/01/2000 Correspondence to Ms. Irene Flannery, the Federal Communi- cations Commission, listing the incumbent LEC's applica- tions for rual ETC status that have been approved, and a list of the incumbent local exchange carriers' applications for status as nonrural ETC, filed by D. Shields, PUCO staff. (5 pgs.)
11/12/1999 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Docket Nos. 96-252, 94-1, 96-45, 99-249 (In the Matter of Access Charge Reform, Price Cap Performance Review for Local Ex- change Carriers, Federal State Board on Universal Service, and Low Volume Long Distance Users.). (The comments in these proceedings respond to the FCC's September 15, 1999, Notice calling for public input on the Coalition for Affor- dable Local and Long Distance Service's (CALLS') proposal to restructure federal access charges and to establish a feder- al universal service fund for price cap carriers. (36 pgs.)
11/03/1999 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO's) reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-98 (In the Matter of Implementa- tion of the Local Competition Provisions of the Telecommuni- cations Act 1996) and NSD File No. L-99-74 (In the Matter of Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Petition for Delegated Authority to Implement Number Conservation Measures). The reply comments filed in these proceedings answer the initial comments to the FCC responding to its September 29, 1999, Public Notice regarding the PUCO's request for additional numbering authority. (7 pgs.)
10/08/1999 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in File No. NSD L-99-72 (In the Matter of the Petition by Ameritech Ohio for Limited Modification of LATA Boundaries to Provide ELCS between the Middletown Exchange and the Hamilton and Cincinnati Exchanges in Ohio). The comments in this pro- ceeding respond to the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for public input. (32 pgs.)
10/08/1999 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in File No. NSD L-99-73 (In the Matter of the Request by Ameritech for Limited Modificationof LATA Boundaries to Provide Ex- panded Local Calling Service Between the Newcomerstown Ex- change and the New Philadelphia Exchanges in Ohio). The comments in this proceeding respond to the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for public input. (6 pgs.)
09/17/1999 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in WT Docket No. 97-207 (In the Matter of Calling Party Pays Service Offering in the Commercial Mobile Radio Services). The comments in this proceedingrespond to the FCC's July 7, 1999, Declaratory Ruling and Notice of Proposed Rule- making calling for public input on instituting, at the federal level, CMRS calling party pays service. (18 pgs.)
09/10/1999 Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Emergency Petition for Additional Delegated Authority to Implement Number Conservation Measures, NSD File No. L-97-42, CC Docket No. 96-98. (35 pgs.)
08/16/1999 The Public Utilites Commission of Ohio's Petition for Reconsideration and Clarification and Further Comments on Jurisdictional Issues. (23 pgs)
07/30/1999 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC ) in CC Docket No. 99-200 (In the Matter of Number Resource Opti- mization). The comments in this proceeding respond to the FCC's May 29, 1999 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for public input on certain proposed measures to increase the efficiency with which telecommunications carriers use telephone number resources. (46 pgs.)
07/19/1999 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (File No. NSDL-99-24; CC Docket No. 92-105), filed by S. Nourse. (22 pgs.)
07/19/1999 Comments of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (In the Matter of the application for consent for transfer of con- trol of SBC Communications, Inc. from Ameritech, CC Docket No. 98-141), filed by S. Nourse. (8 pgs.)
06/10/1999 Entry on Rehearing of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in reference to the Ohio decision in case number 98-1082-TP-AMT, In the Matter of the application for Con- sent for transfer of Control to SBC Communications, Inc. from Ameritech, CC Docket No. 98-141. (10 pgs.)
05/26/1999 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-98 (In the Matter of Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions in the Telecommunications Act of 1996). The comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's April 16, 1999, Second Notice of Proposed Rule- making (NPRM) calling for comments on the United States Supreme Court's remand of the FCC's unbundled network element (UNE) rules promulgated pursuant to sections 251 (c)(3) and 251(d)(2) of the 1996 Act. (25 pgs.)
04/15/1999 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 94-129 (In the Matter of Implementation of the Subscriber Carrier Selection Changes Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 - Policies and Rules Con- cerning Unauthorized Changes of Consumer's Long Distance Carriers). The comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's Common Carrier Bureau's April 8, 1999, Public Notice inviting the public comment on MCI Worldcom's (MCI's) Joint Petition for Waiver of slamming liability rules and MCI's third party administrator proposal. (10 pgs.)
04/15/1999 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 94-129 (In the Matter of Implementation of the Subscriber Carrier Selection Changes Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 - Policies and Rules Con- cerning Unauthorized Changes of Consumer's Long Distance Carriers). The comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's Common Carrier Bureau's April 8, 1999, Public Notice inviting the public comment on MCI Worldcom's (MCI's) Joint Petition for Waiver of slamming liability rules and MCI's third party administrator proposal. (10 pgs.)
04/14/1999 Opinion and Order of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in reference to the Ohio decision in case number 98-1082-TP-AMT, In the Matter of the Application for Con- sent for Transfer of Control to SCB Communications, Inc. from Ameritech, CC Docket No. 98-141. (36 pgs.)
04/05/1999 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, In the Matter of the New York Departmentof Public Service's Request for Delegated Authority, NSD L-99-21, filed by J. Bair. (14 pgs.)
03/24/1999 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, NSD 1-98-123, filed by J. Bair. (4 pgs.)
12/23/1998 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, In the Matter of the Joint Application for Consent for Transfer of Control to Bell Atlantic Corporation from GTE Corpora- tion, CC Docket No. 98-184. (18 pgs.)
12/23/1998 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, In the Matter of Federal State Joint Board on Universal Service, CC Docket 96-45; Second Recommended Decision, DA 98-2410. (12 pgs.)
12/21/1998 Comments, North American Numbering Council Report Concerning Telephone Number Pooling and Other Optimization Measures, NSD File No. L-98-134, filed by J. Bair, PUCO staff. (10 pgs.)
12/07/1998 Preliminary independent staff proposal relative to the issues identified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (Ex Parte filing: two originals filed in the matter of the application for consent for transfer of control to SBC Communications, Inc. from Ameritech, CC Docket No. 98-141. (24 pgs.)
11/23/1998 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket Nos. 96-61 and 98-183 (In the Matter of Policy and Rules Concerning the Interstate, Interexchange Marketplace; Implementation of Section 254(g) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended; and 1998 Biennial Regulatory Review-- Review of Customer Premise Equipment and Enhanced Services Unbundling Rules in the Interexchange, Exchange Access and Local Exchange Markets). The comments filed in this pro- ceeding respond to the FCC's October 9, 1998, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) calling for comments on the removal of certain customer premise equipment (CPE) and en- hanced services bundling restrictions. (13 pgs.)
11/13/1998 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. (In the Matter of the Truth-in-Billing Format). The comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's September 17, 1998, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for comments on certain suggested common carrier bill modifications filed by D. Shields. (36 pgs)
10/16/1998 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (In the Matter of the Application for Consent for Transfer of Con- trol to SBC Communications, Inc. from Ameritech, CC Docket No. 98-141). These comments were fimely filed electroni- cally with the Federal Communications Commission's Elec- tronic Filing System on October 15, 1998 (conf. #19981015179 690), and PUCO is providing this paper copy as a backup to the electronic filing. (17 pgs.)
10/16/1998 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 98-141 (In the Matter of the Application for Consent for Transfer of Control to SBC Communications, Inc. from Ameritech). The comments filed in this proceed- ing respond to the FCC's July 30, 1998, Public Notice cal- ling for comments on SBC and Ameritech's joint application requesting approval to merge. (35 pgs.)
09/18/1998 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, In the Matter of the GTE Telephone Operators GTOC Tariff No. 1 GTOC Transmittal No. 1148, CC Docket No. 98-79, filed. (14 pgs.)
09/04/1998 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 98-81 (In the Matter of 1998 Biennial Review- -Review of Accounting Cost Allocation Requirements). The reply comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's June 17, 1998, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for comments on certain proposed amendments to the FCC's Part 32 accounting rules and Part 64 cost allocation re- quirements. (27 pgs.)
07/02/1998 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, In the Matter of the Request by Ameritech for Limited Modification of LATA Boundaries to Provide Expanded Local Calling Ser- vice Between the Dalton Exchange and the Kidron and Wooster Exchanges in Ohio, File No. NSD-L-98-87. (6 pgs.)
06/04/1998 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (In the Matter of the Request by Ameritech for Limited Modification of LATA Boundaries to Provide Expanded Local Calling Ser- vice Between the Seven Mile Exchange and the Trenton and Middletown Exchanges in Ohio, File No. NSD-L-98-69. (4 pgs.)
06/01/1998 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments and Staff comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket 98-56 (In the Matter of the Performance Measurements and Reporting Requirements for Operations Support Systems, Interconnection, and Operator Services and Directory Assistance). The Comments filed in this proceed- ing respond to the FCC's April 17, 1998, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for comments on its proposed methodology by which to analyze whether new providers of local telephone service are able to assess the support functions of incumbent local exchange carriers in a non- discriminatory and just and reasonable manner consistent with the requirements of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. (20 pgs.)
05/15/1998 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Proposals to revise the Methodology for Determining Universal Service Support, CC Docket Nos. 96-45 and 97-160, filed. (20 pgs.)
05/08/1998 Comments submitted to the FCC on behalf of the PUCO by S. Nourse. (11 pgs)
04/24/1998 Comments on behalf of the PUCO responding to MCI's Petition for Declaratory Ruling. Filed by: S. Nourse. (35 pgs.)
03/13/1998 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's letter filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-45 (In the Matter of Federal State Joint Board on Univer- sal Service) and CC Docket No. 97-160 (In the Matter of Forward-Looking Cost Support). The Commission's letter filed in these proceedings endorses the National Associa- tion of Regulatory Commissioners' (NARUC's) petition for an extension of time for states to file cost proxy models with the FCC for the purpose of Federal high cost universal ser- vice funding. (4 pgs.)
03/04/1998 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-45 (In the Matter of Federal state Joint Board on Universal Service). The comments filed on this proceeding support the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commis- sion's petition to the FCC's Common Carrier Bureau request- ing that it adopt a four-part test for evaluating current and future requests for waivers from the MSA-Goldsmith definition of "rural area" as defined by C.F.R. Title 47, Section 54.5. (9 pgs.)
02/06/1998 By this letter, pursuant to the Federal Communications Commission's Second Report & Order in CC Docket No. 96-98, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) makes its notification that it intends to retain its full NPA relief planning oversight authority, at this time. (5 pgs.)
01/23/1998 Reply comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (In the matter of Jurisdictional Separations Reform and Referral to the Federal-State Joint Board, CC Docket No. 80-286) filed. (11 pgs.)
01/22/1998 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in DA No. 98-55. (6 pgs.)
12/30/1997 Letter to Universal Service Administrative Company stating that, pursuant to the requirements set forth in the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC's) September 29, 1997, Pub- lic Notice, this letter is to confirm that on June 26, 1997, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) released a Finding & Order (Case No. 97-632-TP-COI), adopting an intra- state discount matrix for schools and libraries which is identical to the FCC's interstate schools and libraries dis- count matrix, filed by S. Nourse. (53 pgs.)
12/11/1997 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's revised comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 80-286 (In the Matter of Jurisdictional Separ- ations Reform and Referral to theFederal-State Joint Amend- ments Board) and in CC Docket No. 97-212 (In the Matter of Amendments to the Uniform Systems of Accounts for Inter- connection). The comments filed in these proceedings re- spond to the FCC's October 7, 1997, Notice of Proposed Rule- makings (NPRMs) calling for comments on certain proposed reforms to its jurisdictional separations procedures and amendments to the Uniform Systems of Accounts. (17 pgs.)
12/10/1997 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 80-286 (In the Matter of Jurisdictional Separ- ations Reform and Referral to the Federal-State Joint Board) and in CC Docket No. 97-212 (In the Matter of Amend- ments to the Uniform Systems of Accounts ofr Interconnec- tion). The comments filed in these proceedings respond to the FCC's October 7, 1997, Notice of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRMs) calling for comments on certain proposed reforms to its jurisdictional separations procedures and amendments to the Uniform Systems of Accounts. (19 pgs.)
11/18/1997 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's application filed with the Secretary of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for renewal of its five-year certification of Ohio's intrastate telecommunications relay service (TRS) program. (21 pgs.)
10/02/1997 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's petition for waiver filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-45 (In the Matter of Federal State Joint Board on Universal Service). The petition for waiver filed in the proceeding requests that the FCC suspend certain of its lifeline requirements as a precondition of eligibility for federal universal service funding. (6 pgs.)
10/02/1997 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's petition for waiver filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-45 (In the Matter of Federal State Joint Board on Universal Service). The petition for waiver filed in the proceeding requests that the FCC sus- pend certain of its lifeline requirements as a precondition of eligibility for federal universal service funding. (6 pgs.)
10/01/1997 Petition for waiver of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (In the Matter of Federal State Joint Board on Universal Service, C C Docket No. 96-45) filed by S. Nourse. (5 pgs.)
10/01/1997 Petition for waiver of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (In the Matter of Federal State Joint Board on Univer- sal Service, C C Docket No. 96-45) filed by S. Nourse. (5 pgs.)
09/25/1997 Petition for extension of time on behalf of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for an extension of time in which to file its application for renewal of its telecommun- ications relay service certification (cc docket No. 90-571) filed by S. Reilly, PUCO staff. (5 pgs.)
09/25/1997 Petition for extension of time on behalf of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for an extension of time in which to file its application for renewal of its telecommunications relay service certification (cc docket No. 90-571) filed by S. Reilly, PUCO staff. (5 pgs.)
09/19/1997 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 94-129 (In the Matter of Implementation of the Subscriber Carrier Selection Changes Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Policies and Rules Concern- ing Unauthorized Changes of Consumer's Long Distance Car- riers). The Comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's July 15, 1997, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for comments on modifying its rules concern- ing unauthorized changes in a subscriber's carrier selec- tion. (19 pgs.)
09/19/1997 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 94-129 (In the Matter of Implementation of the Subscriber Carrier Selection Changes Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Policies and Rules Concern- ing Unauthorized Changes of Consumer's Long Distance Car- riers). The Comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's July 15, 1997, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for comments on modifying its rules concern- ing unauthorized changes in a subscriber's carrier selec- tion. (19 pgs.)
09/18/1997 Late filed comments of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (cc docket No. 94-129) filed by J. Jackson-Forbes. (17 pgs.)
09/18/1997 Late filed comments of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (cc docket No. 94-129) filed by J. Jackson-Forbes. (17 pgs.)
08/14/1997 Letter to the Secretary of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from Chairman Glazer filed in CC Docket No. 96-45 (In the Matter of Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Ser- vice) regarding intrastate forward-looking economic cost (FLEC) models. (3 pgs.)
08/14/1997 Letter to the Secretary of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from Chairman Glazer filed in CC Docket No. 96-45 (In the Matter of Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Ser- vice) regarding intrastate forward-looking economic cost (FLEC) models. (3 pgs.)
05/22/1997 Defendant Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Commissioners' motion to dismiss, Case No. 5:97CV 0554, Judge Sam H. Bell (Magistrate Judge Thomas) filed. (45 pgs.)
05/22/1997 Defendant Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Commissioners' motion to dismiss, Case No. 5:97CV 0554, Judge Sam H. Bell (Magistrate Judge Thomas) filed. (45 pgs.)
04/17/1997 The Public Utilities Commmission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-149 (In the Matter of Implementation of the Non-Accounting Safeguards of Sections 271 and 272 of the Communications Act, as amended; and Regulatory Treatment of LEC Provision of Interexchange Services Originating in the LEC's Local Exchange Area). The comments filed in this pro- ceeding respond to the FCC's April 3, 1997, Public Notice calling for comments on interpretation of Section 272 (e) (4) of the Communications Act of 1996. (11 pgs.)
04/17/1997 The Public Utilities Commmission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-149 (In the Matter of Implementation of the Non-Accounting Safeguards of Sections 271 and 272 of the Communications Act, as amended; and Regulatory Treatment of LEC Provision of Interexchange Services Originating in the LEC's Local Exchange Area). The comments filed in this pro- ceeding respond to the FCC's April 3, 1997, Public Notice calling for comments on interpretation of Section 272 (e) (4) of the Communications Act of 1996. (11 pgs.)
02/14/1997 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-262 (In the Matter of Access Charge Reform). The replies filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's December 24, 1996, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for comments and replies on the FCC's pro- posals to restructure and reform local exchange company (LEC) provided interstate access services. (14 pgs.)
02/03/1997 Comments of the PUCO filed by A. Henkener.
02/03/1997 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in regard to the comments in CC Docket 96-159 supporting Ameritech's and Bell Atlantic's petitions for approval of certain LATA boundary modifications (In the matter of petitions for limited modifications of LATA Boundaries CC Docket No. 96-159) filed. (5 pgs.)
02/03/1997 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in regard to the comments in CC Docket 96-159 supporting Ameritech's and Bell Atlantic's petitions for approval of certain LATA boundary modifications (In the matter of petitions for limited modifications of LATA Boundaries CC Docket No. 96-159) filed. (5 pgs.)
01/29/1997 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-262 (In the Matter of Access Charge Reform). The comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's December 24, 1996, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for comments on the FCC's proposals to restructure and reform local exchange company (LEC) provided interstate access services. (20 pgs.)
01/29/1997 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-262 (In the Matter of Access Charge Reform). The comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's December 24, 1996, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for comments on the FCC's proposals to restructure and reform local exchange company (LEC) provided interstate access services. (20 pgs.)
01/10/1997 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-45 (In the Matter of the Federal-State Board on Universal Service). The reply comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's November 18, 1996, Public Notice calling for coments on the Federal-State Joint Board's Recommended Decision on Universal Service. (26 pgs.)
12/19/1996 In the matter of federal state joint board on universal service, cc docket No. 96-45 filed on behalf of the PUCO staff by S. Nourse. (58 pgs.)
11/26/1996 In the matter of amendment of the Commission's rules to permit flexible service offerings in the commercial mobile radio services, W T Docket 96-6 filed on behalf of the PUCO staff by A. Henkener. (9 pgs.)
11/18/1996 Opposition and comments, in the matter of the implementation of the local competition provisions in the Telecommunica- tions Act of 1996, CC Docket No. 96-98. (9 pgs.)
11/08/1996 In the matter of the implementation of the local Competition Provisions in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's reply in support of its peti- tion for reconsideration, CC Docket No. 96-98. (9 pgs.)
10/21/1996 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's petition for reconsideration filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-128 filed by J. Jackson -Forbes. (14 pgs.)
10/03/1996 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in WT Docket No. 96-162 (In the Matter of the Amendment of the Commission's Rules to Establish Competitive Service Safe- guards for Local Exchange Carrier Provision of Commercial Mobile Radio Services; and, Implementation of Section 601(d) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and Sections 222 and 251(c)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934). The comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's August 13, 1996, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) call- ing for comments on the removal of the Bell Operating Companies's structural safeguards obligations in favor of implementing nonstructural and nondiscrimination require- ments for the provision of cellular services. (28 pgs.)
10/03/1996 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in WT Docket No. 96-162 (In the Matter of the Amendment of the Commission's Rules to Establish Competitive Service Safe- guards for Local Exchange Carrier Provision of Commercial Mobile Radio Services; and, Implementation of Section 601(d) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and Sections 222 and 251(c)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934). The comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's August 13, 1996, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) call- ing for comments on the removal of the Bell Operating Companies's structural safeguards obligations in favor of implementing nonstructural and nondiscrimination require- ments for the provision of cellular services. (28 pgs.)
09/27/1996 Petiton for reconsideration and clarification by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (CC Docket No. 96-98) filed by J. Bair. (12 pgs.)
09/10/1996 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-150 (In the Matter of Implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996: Accounting Safeguards Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996). The reply comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's July 18, 1996, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for comments on proposed rules to implement the accounting safeguards provisions of Sections 260 and 271 through 276 of the 1996 Act. (11 pgs.)
09/06/1996 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-149 (In the Matter of the Implementation of the Non-Accounting Safeguards of Sections 271 and 272 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended; and Regula- tory Treatment of LEC provision of Interexchange Services Originating in the LEC's Local Exchange Area). The reply comments filed in this proceed ing respond to the FCC's July 18, 1996, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for comments on certain structural separation requirements imposed on LECs by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (1996 Act). (25 pgs.)
08/23/1996 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket Nos. 96-146 and 93-22 (In the matter of Policies and Rule Governing Interstate Pay-Per-Call and Other Infor- mation Services Pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and In the matter of the Policies and Rules Implement- ing the Telephone Disclosure and Dispute Resolution Act). The comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's July 11, 1996, Notice of Porposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for comments on proposals instituting additional rules for the provision of pay-per-call services. (5 pgs.)
08/16/1996 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-149 (In the Matter of Implementation of the Non-Accounting Safeguards of Sections 271 and 272 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended; and Regulatory Treatment of LEC provision of Interexchange Services Originating in the LEC's Local Exchange Area). The com- ments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's July 18, 1996, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for comments on establishing specific structural separation requirements for the provision of certain LEC services. (37 pgs.)
08/15/1996 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 95-185 (In the Matter of Telephone Number Port- ability). The comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's July 2, 1996, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemak- ing (FNPRM) calling for comments on costs and recovery of long term number portability. (19 pgs.)
07/18/1996 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's reply comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-128 (In the matter of implementation of the Pay Telephone Reclassification and Compensation Pro- visions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996). The reply comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's June 6, 1996, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for comments on implementation of Section 276 of the 1996 Act. (16 pgs.)
07/17/1996 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 92-77 (In the matter of the Billed Party Pre- ference for InterLATA 0+ Calls). The comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's June 6, 1996, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for comments on adopt- ing specific call branding and rate information as an alter- native to instituting, at the present time, billed party preference. (9 pgs.)
07/08/1996 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's supplemental com- ments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in CC Docket No. 96-98 (In the matter of the implementation of the local competition provisions in the telecommunica- tions act of 1996). The supplemental comments filed in this proceeding respond to the FCC's June 20, 1996, public notice calling for comments on a proposed industry demand and sup- ply simulation model. (9 pgs.)
06/27/1996 The Commission's comments to the FCC, filed on June 27, 1996, in CC Docket No. 96-128 (In the Matter of Pay Telephone Reclassification and Compensation Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996). The FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in CC Docket No. 96-128 requests comment on implementation of Section 276 of the 1996 Act, which mandates certain revisions to the pay telephone regulations. (108 pgs.)
06/07/1996 The Commission's Reply Comments to the Federal Communica- tions Commission (FCC) Responding to its Notice of Pro- posed Rulemaking in CC Docket No. 96-112 (In the Matter of the Allocation of Costs Associated with the Local Exchange Carrier Provision of Video Programming Servces). Reply Comments filed with the FCC on June 10, 1996. (16 pgs.)
05/30/1996 In the matter of the implementation of the Local Competition Provisions in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, CC Docket 96-98, reply comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Phase I, filed by S. Nourse. (16 pgs.)
05/16/1996 Executive summary of initial comments of The Public Utilit- ies Commission of Ohio (Phase I) filed by S. Nourse. (122 pgs.)
04/24/1996 Reply brief of defendants-appellants, cross-appellees Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Commissioners, John- son, Fergus, Fannelly and Butler, Court appeals Case No.s 95-4358, 95-4359, 96-3025. (99 pgs.)
04/19/1996 In the matter of policy and rule concerning the Interstate, CC Docket 96-61 Interexchange Marketplace Implementation of Section 254(g) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. (9 pgs.)
04/18/1996 In the matter of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, executive summary of the initial comments of the staff of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, CC Docket 96-45. (24 pgs.)
03/25/1996 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio con- cerning the Federal Communications Commission notice of proposed rulemaking in the matter of Bell Operating Com- pany provision of Out-of-Region Interstate, Interexchange Services, CC Docket No. 96-21. (13 pgs.)
03/25/1996 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio con- cerning the interconnection between Local Exchange Carriers and Commercial Mobile Service Providers, CC Docket No. 95-185. (12 pgs.)
02/22/1996 Brief of Defendant-Allellants, Cross Appellees, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Commissioners, Johnson, Fergus, Fannelly and Butler; Court of Appeals Case Nos. 95-4358, 95-4359, 96-3025; Appeal from the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio Case No. 95- 00401. (91 pgs.)
11/09/1995 Reply Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, CC Docket No. 80-286. (15 pgs.)
10/26/1995 Letters in support for the positions recently sent by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), filed on behalf of The Public Utility Commission of Ohio. (14 pgs.)
10/13/1995 Initial comments of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, CC Docket No. 80-286. (17 pgs.) (filed 10/12/95)
10/12/1995 Reply comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, CC Docket No. 95-116, RM 8535. (10 pgs.)
10/02/1995 Initial comments of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, CC Docket No. 95-115. (32 pgs.)
09/21/1995 Comments of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio con- cerning the Federal Communications Commission notice of proposed rulemaking in the matter of telephone number portability, CC Docket No. 95-116, RM 8535. (6 pgs.)
07/05/1995 Comments submitted in FCC RM 8640, concerning Amendment of Part 32 of the Commission's Rules to eliminate Detailed Property Records for Certain Support Assets, Docket RM 8640. (3 pgs.)
07/05/1995 Petition for reconsideration in FCC PR Docket No. 94-109, in the matter of the petition of the State of Ohio for authority to continue to regulate Commercial Mobile Radio Service, PR Docket No. 94-109. (13 pgs.)
06/23/1995 Consent Decree concerning the joint audit of Affiliate transactions at Ameritech Services, Inc. (9 pgs.)
06/05/1995 Motion of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for leave to file comments, and joint comments of The Illinois Commerce Commission, The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin in support of a modification of the decree to permit a limited trial of interexchange service by Ameritech, Civic Action No. 82-0192 (HHG). (21 pgs.)
05/03/1995 Defendants' memorandum contra plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction, Docket No. C2-95-401. (27 pgs.)
05/03/1995 Defendants' motion to dismiss and request for an expedited disposition, Docket No. C2-95-401. (42 pgs.)
12/05/1994 Commission comments were filed with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) on November 22, 1994 relative to REA's proposed rules for implementing a State Telecommunications Modernization Plan. See the REA October 27, 1994 proposed rules (59 FR 53939) and 7 CFR Part 1751. The Commission commends the REA for revising its proposed rules but still objects to the REA exercising control over deployment of telecommunications technology and infrastructure in Ohio.
08/12/1994 Federal Communications Commission filing on August 9, 1994, in PR File No. 94-SP7, petitioning for authority to continue to regulate commercial mobile radio services and a statement of the Commission's intention to preserve its right for future rate and market entry regulation of commercial mobile services, filed by J. Agranoff, PUCO staff. (9)
05/18/1994 Before the Federal Communications Commission, CC Docket No. 91-281, rules and policies regarding Calling Number Indentification Service - Caller ID. Filed on May 18, 1994. Petition for reconsideration - to reconsider conclusions reached related to per-line blocking as an option for the interstate Caller ID service.
11/22/1993 Reply comments submitted by The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Docket No. RM 8354.
11/17/1993 Increasing revenue threshhold for filing LEC Cost Allocation Manuals, Docket No. RM 8354.
10/29/1993 Reply comments submitted to the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia on October 28, 1993, by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in Civil Actions 82-0192-HHG, United States of America v. Western Electric Company, Inc. and American Telephone and Telegraph Company, and 83-1298- HHG, United States of America v. GTE Corporation, opposing the comments submitted by ALC Communications Corporation, concerning requests of The Ohio Bell Telephone Company and GTE North Incorporated, respectively, for a waiver of the court's restrictions on their provision of interLATA service.
08/02/1993 Joint reply comments with attached workplan for addressing state concerns of the five Ameritech states Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin in the matter of a petition for a Declaratory Ruling and Related Waivers filed with the FCC in Case No. DA 93-481 to establish a new regulatory model for the Ameritech region which has been labeled Customer First.
08/02/1993 Supplemental comments submitted by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on July 16, 1993, at the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia in Civil Actions 82-1092- HHG and 83-1298-HHG distinguishing Ohio's measured-rate EAS from Florida's flat-rate per call service and reitera- ting that Ohio's EAS offerings satisfy the guidelines required for LATA waiver's as previously espoused by the District Court.
08/02/1993 Reply comments submitted by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on December 18, 1992, at the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia in Civil Actions 82-1092-HHG and 83-1298-HHG opposing the comments submitted by American Telephone and Telegraph Company and MCI Communications Corporation.
08/02/1993 Comments submitted by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on November 27, 1992, at the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia in Civil Actions 82-1092-HHG and 83-1298-HHG supporting LATA waiver requests made on behalf of The Ohio Bell Telephone Company and GTE North Incorporated and opposing the recommendation made by the United States.
07/13/1993 Joint reply comments of Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin in the matter of a petition for a Declaratory Ruling and Related Waivers filed with the FCC in Case No. DA 93-481 to estab- lish a new regulatory model for the Ameritech region which has been labeled Customer First.
06/15/1993 Joint comments of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the Michigan Public Service Commission, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin; In the matter of a petition for a declaratory ruling and related waivers to establish a new regulatory model for the Ameritech Region; Case No. DA 93-481; in summary, the comments support the petition's objectives of increased competition, streamlined regulation, unbundled service options, and network modernization. However, the four state Commissions caution that significant work must be done at both the state and federal level to establish the details of implementation and clarify the policy implica- tions of the plan. The four state Commissions ask the FCC to direct Ameritech to work cooperatively with the states to further refine and develop the details of the plan and call for the FCC to establish a joint review process (e.g. a fed- eral-state joint board) between the states and the FCC to facilitate the success of the initiative.
05/13/1993 Entry initiating docket.
05/04/1993 In the matter of the establishment of a Commission docket to archive Commission documents submitted to Federal Administrative Agencies on telecommunications policy related matters.