• On July 22, 2011, Core Communications, Inc. filed a petition with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission seeking an emergency order to require Verizon Pennsylvania, Inc. and Verizon North, Inc. to pay intercarrier compensation that Core has invoiced pursuant to the parties’ interconnection agreement. Core states in its petition that Verizon notified Core “without warning” that it would be withholding payment on Core’s May 2011 invoice for charges associated with the same type of traffic that Verizon has been paying for since 2004 on the ground that “the traffic billed … is not in fact compensable to Core as reciprocal compensation traffic.” To demonstrate the need for an emergency order, Core stated that Verizon’s intercarrier compensation payments account for 50 percent of Core’s operating revenues, and thus Verizon’s refusal to pay “jeopardizes Core’s ability to maintain its network operations, serve its customers, and pay ordinary expenses associated with its business operations, including the paychecks of its Pennsylvania-based employees.” Docket No. P-2011-2253650.