• On May 2, 2012, the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) dismissed a complaint initiated by CTIA, Sprint Spectrum, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile USA against Global Tel*Link Corp. after the parties indicated that they had settled their dispute. CTIA and the wireless carriers filed their complaint against Global on October 7, 2011, alleging that Global’s proposed tariff amendments discriminated against wireless providers and wireless subscribers by seeking to impose a 4% “Wireless Termination Surcharge” on inmate calls to wireless telephones. In its proposed tariff amendment, Global justified this surcharge as a means to “offset the prevalence of wireless device arbitrage and adjust for loss of LATA-rating assurance.” The wireless providers asserted that this surcharge granted Global “an unlimited right to determine when, and to what extent, the surcharge applies” such that no wireless provider could know in advance whether Global would in fact apply the surcharge. The wireless providers also argued that the surcharge unreasonably discriminated against Arkansas residents that only subscribed to a wireless service and subjected wireless providers to an unreasonable disadvantage compared to wireline providers. On November 15, 2011, Global withdrew its proposed Wireless Termination Surcharge provision, and replaced it with a “Validation Surcharge” that applies to the base rate of all calls, and not only calls to wireless telephones. Docket No. 11-148-C.