On September 11, 2012, the Texas Public Utility Commission (TPUC) issued a proposed award in a consolidated arbitration proceeding brought by several Texas rural local exchange carriers (RLECs) against Halo Wireless, Inc. The RLECs filed their petition for compulsory arbitration pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 332 on December 22, 2011, demanding an interconnection agreement (ICA) for the exchange of wireless traffic with Halo and to receive interim intercarrier compensation. The RLECs also asserted that Halo was masking the nature of its traffic to make the traffic appear to be wireless traffic when it was in fact landline traffic routed through AT&T for delivery to the RLECs, and thus subject to the RLECs’ switched access tariffs. During the course of the proceeding, Halo declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy and sought a stay of the proceeding from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas. That court, however, ruled that the federal bankruptcy code’s automatic stay provisions do not apply to state commission proceedings and remanded the RLECs’ petition back to the TPUC. After the remand, Halo declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy and began the liquidation process, mooting the RLECs’ request for a going-forward ICA. With respect to intercarrier compensation, the panel ruled in favor of the RLECs. The proposed award contains schedules to reflect the appropriate amounts that Halo owes to each of the RLECs. The TPUC is giving parties until September 21, 2012 to file any exceptions to the arbitration decision. Docket No. 40032.