• On September 1, 2010, the Idaho Public Utilities Commission reaffirmed its February 2010 order denying Time Warner Cable Information Services, LLC a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN). In Time Warner’s original petition, the company requested the authority to provide “retail and wholesale facilities-based intrastate telecommunications services to commercial customers in all existing telephone exchanges in Idaho.” With a more developed factual record, however, the Commission ruled that Time Warner “will essentially be a carrier’s carrier,” and will not offer service directly to end users. As a result, the Commission asserted it does not have jurisdiction to grant Time Warner a CPCN, but that Time Warner nonetheless may offer its VoIP services within the state on a wholesale basis. The Commission further ruled that if “any Idaho local exchange company refuses to enter into an interconnection agreement with Time Warner, Time Warner’s remedy is to file a complaint with the Commission.” Docket No. TIM-T-08-1.
  • On August 30, 2010, AT&T Florida filed a notice with the Florida Public Service Commission stating that it has voluntarily dismissed its complaint against Grande Communications Networks LLC and Grande Communications Networks, Inc with prejudice. AT&T had asserted in its complaint that Grande breached the parties’ interconnection agreement (ICA) by refusing to pay nearly $290,000 in reciprocal compensation charges. In its answer to AT&T’s complaint, Grande claimed that the traffic in question was VoIP traffic and therefore fell outside the parties’ ICA. AT&T did not disclose whether the parties had settled their dispute for the treatment of VoIP traffic going forward. Docket No. 100275-TP.