• On March 24, 2011, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) dismissed, without prejudice, four related complaints initiated by Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. against Sprint Spectrum, L.P., Cricket Communications, Inc., T-Mobile West Corp., and Verizon Wireless. The complaints seek unpaid compensation for the work Pac-West performs in terminating the wireless carriers’ intraMTA CMRS traffic. Pac-West alleged that the wireless carriers have unlawfully withheld such compensation and asked the CPUC, pursuant to the FCC’s decision in North County Commc’ns Corp. v. MetroPCS, to set a rate for the exchange of intraMTA traffic. The CPUC ruled, however, that because the North County decision is currently on appeal before the D.C. Circuit, prudential considerations favor dismissing Pac-West’s complaints without prejudice. The CPUC stated that “if this commission were to accede to Pac-West's request that it immediately establish a rate for termination of the CMRS traffic at issue, there is a significant risk the commission would end up wasting the resources devoted to this effort. Conversely, if the D.C. Circuit affirms the FCC's referral and clarifies the scope of this commission's task, or if the decision is affirmed and the FCC provides guidance about the parameters of reasonableness in this controversial area, it will presumably make sense for this commission to proceed.” Docket Nos. 09-12-014, 10-01-019, 10-01-020, and 10-01-021.