• On September 9, 2010, the South Carolina Public Service Commission (SC PSC) unanimously dismissed a petition for rehearing filed by Genesis Telecommunications LLC in an interconnection dispute proceeding it initiated against CenturyLink. In its July 2009 complaint, Genesis alleged that the unbundled DS1 loops it leased from CenturyLink provided only 12.5 percent of the maximum speeds outlined in the parties’ interconnection agreement. The SC PSC dismissed Genesis’s complaint in August, ruling that Genesis failed to meet its burden of proof, and ordered Genesis to pay the full contract rates. In denying Genesis’s petition for rehearing, the SC PSC concluded that “Genesis has identified no point of fact or law that this Commission overlooked or misapprehended in rendering the decision.” Docket No. 2009-311-C.
  • On September 3, 2010, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) set November 4, 2010 for the public evidentiary hearing in a complaint proceeding brought by AT&T Indiana against Sprint PCS and Nextel West Corp. AT&T alleged in its complaint that Sprint is improperly delivering interLATA interMTA traffic over trunks dedicated for local traffic and is failing to pay the appropriate charges for such traffic. Sprint countered that AT&T unilaterally changed the parties’ billing factor contained in their interconnection agreement, and it seeks an order requiring AT&T to refund all payments Sprint has made above the “just and reasonable rate” that Sprint is requesting the IURC to set for this traffic. Docket No. 43890.