On November 1, 2011, Qwest Corporation and Qwest Communications Company, LLC filed an answer with the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) denying the substantive allegations contained in the complaint of Aventure Communication Technology LLC.
On October 20, 2011, the Missouri Public Service Commission closed a tariff investigation proceeding initiated by AT&T Communications of the Southwest, Inc. and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company dba AT&T Missouri against Hypercube Telecom, LLC.
On September 15, 2011, CommPartners and Paetec, principal parties to the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit over whether access charges apply to VoIP-originated traffic, jointly moved the appeals court to lift the automatic stay that was triggered when CommPartners filed bankruptcy in 2010.
On August 30, 2011, the Ohio Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued an order preventing The Ohio Bell Telephone Company dba AT&T Ohio from disconnecting service to Infotelecom LLC.
On August 24, 2011, the Pennsylvania Telephone Association filed a brief with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission opposing Verizon North, LLC’s transiting services tariff.
On August 9, 2011, the Florida Public Service Commission (FLPSC) voted unanimously to deny two motions by Verizon Business Service to dismiss the complaint filed by Bright House Networks Information Services.
On August 3, 2011, a Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PAPUC) administrative law judge (ALJ) denied the petition for emergency relief filed by Core Communications, Inc. on which we reported in the August 1 edition of This Week in Telecom.
On July 20, 2011, competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) Eschelon Telecom of Colorado, Inc. dba Integra Telecom, McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services LLC dba PAETEC Business Services, and tw telecom of Colorado, LLC filed a motion for preliminary injunction with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that would prevent Qwest from adopting changes to its Operational Support Systems (OSS).
On June 15, 2011, Facebook lost its motion to dismiss Lamebook LLC’s declaratory judgment action in Texas federal court.
On June 10, 2011, Verizon Florida LLC filed a second motion to dismiss a complaint filed against it by Bright House Networks Information Services with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC).