• On September 22, 2010, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (WI PSC) announced that it will be holding a technical conference on October 12, 2010, to continue its investigation into the intrastate access charges assessed by Wisconsin incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs). The WI PSC established this docket on its own motion last September to investigate ILEC rate structures and to seek industry comment on preventing “unreasonable and unjust” access rates. At the conference, WI PSC Staff will “present a new strawman proposal, then answer questions and discuss the proposal. The technical conference will conclude with a discussion of how to proceed in the docket.” Docket 5-TR-105.
  • Also on September 22, 2010, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MI PSC) scheduled a prehearing conference in the complaint proceeding initiated by B&S Telecom, Inc. against AT&T Michigan. B&S alleged in its complaint that AT&T was violating the Michigan Telecommunications Act by failing to provide it wholesale Centrex access services at nondiscriminatory rates and terms. B&S is requesting that the MI PSC issue an order requiring AT&T to file a tariff of its wholesale Centrex service or to otherwise make a schedule of its rates and terms for Centrex service publicly available. Docket No. U-16444.