• On September 8, 2011, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) denied the joint motion to dismiss filed by a group of competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) against Qwest’s rate-discrimination that alleges the CLECs offered off-tariff access rates that were not made available to Qwest. The CLECs, which include Verizon, XO, tw telecom, and Paetec, argued that the Florida Legislature’s recent changes to the PSC’s authority divested it of jurisdiction over the dispute. The PSC disagreed, finding that the new law did not affect “the Commission’s obligation to ensure fair and effective competition among telecommunications service providers; therefore, the Commission still retains jurisdiction to oversee fair and effective competition.” Docket No. 090538-TP