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 May 17, 2011, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the FCC’s order staying the petition of North County Communications for payment of traffic termination charges while North County petitioned the California PUC to set a rate.
On February 14, 2011, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) issued an amended scheduling order in a complaint case filed by Qwest Communications Company, LLC against Tekstar Communications, Inc.
On December 16, 2010, the New York Public Service Commission (NY PSC) voted unanimously to initiate an investigation into Verizon's intrastate access rates.
On September 16, 2010, Verizon New York, Inc. filed petitions to reject access tariffs filed by XYN Communications of New York, LLC and Integrated Path Communications, LLC with the New York Public Service Commission (NY PSC).
On August 26, 2010, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) granted the joint petition of Level 3 Communications, LLC and AT&T Kansas to hold Level 3's complaint against AT&T in abeyance while the parties seek to negotiate a settlement.
On August 16, 2010, Sprint Communications Company filed a complaint against Native American Telecom, LLC (NAT) with the US District Court for the District of South Dakota, alleging that NAT is unlawfully billing Sprint for traffic destined for so-called "Call Connection Companies."
On August 12, 2010, Aventure Communication Technology, LLC filed a motion to stay with the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) urging it to suspend its investigation of Aventure's recently filed intrastate access services tariff.
On August 5, 2010, AT&T Communications of the Midwest opposed the motion for stay filed by Native American Telecom, LLC (NAT) with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (SD PUC) in a complaint proceeding initiated by Sprint Communications Company L.P. regarding access charges.