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Michigan

2005

Order
In the Matter of the Commission's own motion, to resolve certain issues regarding hot cuts
Case No. U-14463
March 29, 2005
Approximately 18 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Commission's own motion, to review the costs of telecommunication services provided by SBC Michigan
Case No. U-13531
January 25, 2005
Approximately 30 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of SBC's Michigan's Request for Classification of Business Local Exchange Service as Competative Pursuant to Section 208 of the Michigan Telecommunications Act.
Case No. U-14323
January 6, 2005
Approximately 30 Pages
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2004

Opinion and Order
In the Matter, of the Commission's Own Motion, to review the costs of telecommunication services by SBC Michigan
Case No. U-13531
December 21, 2004
Approximately 27 Pages
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Order Approving Joint Test Plan
In the Matter, of the Commission's Own Motion, to investigate and to implement, if necessary, a batch cut migration process
Case No. U-13891
October 4, 2004
Approximately 17 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter, of the Commission's Own Motion, to Review the Costs of Telecommunications Services Provided By SBC
Case No. U-13531
September 21, 2004
Approximately 97 Pages
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Order Vacating Rulings
In the Matter of the Commission's Own Motion, to Consider Ameritech Michigan's Compliance with the Competative Checklist in Section 271 of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996
Case No. U-12320
August 31, 2004
Approximately 5 Pages
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Order
In the matter of the application of AT&T Communications of Michigan, Inc., for Commission determination of switched access rates pursuant to Section 310(2) of the Michigan Telecommunications Act, MCL 484.2310.
Case No. U-13977
June 29, 2004
Approximately 12 Pages
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Order
In the matter, on the Commissionís own motion, to investigate and to implement, if necessary, a batch cut migration process.
Case No. U-13891
June 29, 2004
Approximately 26 Pages
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Order
In the matter of the application of MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC to increase certain rates pertaining to basic local exchange service for residential calling plans RLB and RLE.
Case No. U-14090
June 3, 2004
Approximately 5 Pages
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Order
In the matter, on the Commissionís own motion, to require SBC COMMUNICATIONS, INC., and SAGE TELECOM, INC., to submit their recently negotiated agreement for the provision of telecommunications services in Michigan for review and approval.
Case No. U-14121
April 28, 2004
Approximately 7 Pages
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Order Commencing Investigation
In the matter, on the Commissionís own motion, to commence an investigation into voice over Internet protocol issues in Michigan.
Case No. U-14073
March 16, 2004
Approximately 7 Pages
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2003

Order and Notice of Opportunity to Comment
In the matter of the complaint of Sage Telecom, Inc., against SBC Michigan for implementation of procedures for incollect traffic.
Case No. U-13747
November 25, 2003
Approximately 13 Pages
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Order Commencing Proceeding and Establishing Deadline
In the matter, on the Commissionís own motion, to open a docket and to establish a deadline for telecommunications providers to petition the Commission for a determination to rebut the national finding of non-impairment for unbundled local circuit switching in the enterprise market.
Case No. U-13895
October 7, 2003
Approximately 7 Pages
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Order Restarting Collaborative Process
In the matter, on the Commissionís own motion, to consider SBC Michiganís f/k/a Ameritech Michigan, compliance with the competitive checklist in Section 271 of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Case No. U-12320
September 30, 2003
Approximately 7 Pages
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Order Commencing Proceeding
In the matter, on the Commissionís own motion, to investigate and to implement, if necessary, a batch cut migration process.
Case No. U-13891
September 30, 2003
Approximately 7 Pages
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Order
In the matter, on the Commissionís own motion, to review the costs of telecommunication services provided by SBC Ameritech Michigan.
Case No. U-13531
August 18, 2003
Approximately 10 Pages
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Order and Notice of Opportunity to Comment
In the matter, on the Commissionís own motion, to facilitate the implementation of the Federal Communicationss Commissionís Triennial Review determinations in Michigan
Case No. U-13796
May 28, 2003
Approximately 7 Pages
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Order Concluding Investigation
In the matter, on the Commissionís own motion, to consider issues related to the creation of a state universal service fund.
Case No. U-13477
February 5, 2003
Approximately 5 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the matter, on the Commissionís own motion, to consider SBCís, f/k/a Americtch Michigan, compliance with the competitive checklist in Section 271 of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Case No. U-12320
January 13, 2003
Approximately 16 Pages
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2002

Order
In the Matter of the Complaint of AT&T Communications of Michigan, Inc., Against Verizon North Inc. and Contel of the South, Inc., d/b/a Verizon North Systems
Case No. U-13125
April 16, 2002
Approximately 24 Pages
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2001

Opinion and Order
In the Matter, on the Commissionís Own Motion, to Implement the Provisions of Section 10a(10) of 2000 PA 141
Case No. U-12639
December 20, 2001
Approximately 36 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter, of the Commission's Own Motion, to Consider the Implementation of Limited Number Pooling Trials
Case No. U-13086
November 20, 2001
Approximately 7 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Application of McLeod USA Telecommunications Services, Inc., to Restructure Certain Rates for Basic Local Exchange Service
Case No. U-13038
October 29, 2001
Approximately 6 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Application of Verizon North Inc. and Contel of the South, Inc., d/b/a Verizon North Systems, to Restructure Rates for Basic Local Exchange Services
Case No. U-12807
July 25, 2001
Approximately 11 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of Ameritech Michiganís Submission on Performance Measures, Reporting,and Benchmarks, Pursuant to the October 2, 1998 Order in Case No. U-11654.
Case No. U-11830
April 17, 2001
Approximately 23 Pages
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Opinion and Order

In the Matter of the Application of Ameritech Michigan for a Determination That Directory Assistance and Related Services Are Competitive Pursuant to Sections 207 and 701 of the Michigan Telecommunications Act.
Case No. U-12765
March 29, 2001
Approximately 16 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Application of Ameritech Michigan for Approval of Cost Studies and Resolution of Disputed Issues Related to Certain UNE Offerings.
Case No. U-12540
March 7, 2001
Approximately 27 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter, on the Commissionís Own Motion, to Consider Ameritech Michiganís Compliance With the Competitive Checklist in Section 271 of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Case No. U-12320
January 4, 2001
Approximately 13 Pages
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2000

Order
In the Matter of the Complaint of MCI Telecommunications Corporation Against Ameritech Michigan and GTE North Incorporated Relative to Their Not Making IntraLATA Equal Access Available to MCI in the State of Michigan
Case No. U-10138
and
In the Matter of the Application and Complaint of MCI Telecommunications Corporation Against Michigan Bell Telephone Company, d/b/a Ameritech Michigan, Seeking (i) a 55% Discount on Intrastate Switched Access Service Where IntraLATA Dialing Parity is Not Provided and (ii) an Order Requiring Implementation of IntraLATA Dialing Parity on an Expedited Basis Now That July 1, 1997 Has Passed
Case No. U-11743
December 4, 2000
Approximately 33 Pages
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Order
In the Matter, on the Commission's Own Motion, to Enforce the Provisions of 2000 PA 295 Regarding the Imposition of Intrastate Subscriber Line Charges and End-User Line Charges.
Case No. U-12580
September 18, 2000
Approximately 5 Pages

On July 17, 2000, Governor John Engler signed into law 2000 PA 295, which amended the Michigan Telecommunication Act (the Act). As amended, Section 310(7) of the Act provides: "A provider of basic local exchange service shall not assess or impose on end-users an intrastate subscriber line charge or end-user line charge." This section applies only to providers with more than 250,000 customers. Thus, Verizon North Incorporated (Verizon) must comply with this section of the amended law.

Following passage of the amendment, Verizon sought an injunction against its enforcement. On September 14, 2000, U.S. District Court Judge Paul D. Borman issued an opinion that, amongother things, denied Verizon's request for a preliminary injunction with respect to Section 310(7) of the Act.

The Commission found that, consistent with the provisions mentioned above, it should order Verizon to cease billing any subscriber line charge and end-user line charge no later than October 1, 2000. Additionally, the company must refund to its customers or credit to their bills those charges that were included on bills after the effective date of 2000 PA 295. That credit or refund will occur with the first billing rendered on or after October 1, 2000 and must include interest.

By December 1, 2000, Verizon North Incorporated was ordered to file a report detailing compliance with this order.
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Application and Complaint of Brooks Fiber Communications of Michigan, Inc., (an MCI WorldCom company) against GTE North Incorporated and Contel of the South, Inc. d/b/a GTE Systems of Michigan, Regarding Local Termination
Case No. U-12376
September 18, 2000
Approximately 11 Pages
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Order and Notice of Hearing
In the Matter, on the Commissionís Own Motion, to Establish Service Quality Standards, Including Enforcement Provisions, for Ameritech Michigan.
Case No. U-12598
September 7, 2000
Approximately 7 Pages
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Order
In the Matter, on the Commission's Own Motion, of Legislative-type Inquiry into the Quality of Telecommunication Services of Ameritech Michigan
Case No. U-12571
August 17, 2000
Approximately 7 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter, on the Commissionís Own Motion, to Consider the Total Service Long Run Incremental Costs for All Access, Toll, and Local Exchange Services Provided by GTE North Incorporated
Case No. U-11832
May 3, 2000
Approximately 45 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Application and Complaint of WorldCom Techonologies, Inc. Against Ameritech Michigan, Ameritech Services, Inc., Ameritech Information Industry Services, and Ameritech Long Distance Industry Services Relating to Unbundled Interoffice Transport
Case No. U-12072
March 3, 2000
Approximately 30 Pages
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Order Stating that the Evaluation of Michigan's Compliance Shall be Conducted in Accordance with Procedures Described in this Order
In the Matter, on the Commission's Own Motion, to Consider Ameritech Michigan's Compliance with the Competitive Checklist in Section 271 of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Case No. U-12320
February 9, 2000
Approximately 9 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Application of Frontier Communications of Michigan, Inc., to Restructure its Rates for Basic Local Exchange Service
Case No. U-12188
January 19, 2000
Approximately 7 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter, on the Commissionís Own Motion, to Consider Revisions to the Procedures Designed to Prohibit Switching an End User of a Telecommunications Provider to Another Provider Without the Authorization of the End User.
Case No. U-11900
No Date
Approximately 5 Pages
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1999

Opinion and Order Dismissing with Prejudice the Application Filed by the Telecommunications Association of Michigan for the Creation of a State Universal Service Mechanism
In the Matter of the Application of the Telecommunications Association of Michigan for the Initiation of a Proceeding to Address the Need for a Michigan Universal Service Mechanism and Related Matters.
Case No. U-11899
September 28, 1999
Approximately 14 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter, on the Commissionís Own Motion, to Consider Revisions to the Procedures Designed to Prohibit Switching an End User of a Telecommunications Provider to Another Provider Without the Authorization of the End User.
Case No. U-11900
September 28, 1999
Approximately 25 Pages
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Order Stating that Ameritech Michigan Must Implement the Performance Measurements Set Forth in this Order Within 60 days
In the Matter of Ameritech Michigan's Submission on Performance Measures, Reporting, and Benchmarks, Pursuant to the October 2, 1998 order in Case No. U-11654.
Case No. UĖ11830
May 27, 1999
Approximately 44 Pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Complaint of MCI Telecommunications Corporation Against Ameritech Michigan Relative to its Not Making IntraLATA Dialing Parity Available in the State of Michigan
Case No. U-10138
February 2, 1999
Approximately 4 pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Request for Commission Aproval of an Interconnection Agreement Between Accelerated Connections, Inc., and Ameritech Michigan
Case No. U-11841
February 2, 1999
Approximately 5 pages
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Order Approving Settlement Agreement
In the Matter of the Application and Complaint of AT&T Communications of Michigan, Inc., Against GTE North Incorporated and Contel of the South, Inc., d/b/a GTE Systems of Michigan, Seeking Resolution of a Dispute Concerning Toll Access Rates
Case No. U-11759
January 19, 1999
Approximately 5 pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Application and Complaint of MCI Telecommunications Corporation Against Michigan Bell Telephone Company, d/b/a Ameritech Michigan, Seeking (i) a 55% Discount on Intrastate Switched Access Service Where IntraLATA Dialing Parity is Not Provided and (ii) an Order Requiring Implementation of IntraLATA Dialing Parity on an Expedited Basis Now That July 1, 1997 Has Passed.
Case No. U-11743
January 19, 1999
Approximately 37 Pages

On July 23, 1998, MCI Telecommunications Corporation (MCI) filed an application and complaint, pursuant to provisions of the Michigan Telecommunications Act (MTA), MCL 484.2101 et seq.; MSA 22.1469(101) et seq., requesting, among other things, that the Commission order Ameritech Michigan to implement intraLATA dialing parity on an expedited basis in all remaining exchanges and to provide a 55% discount on intrastate switched access service in those exchanges where Ameritech Michigan does not provide intraLATA dialing parity.
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Application of Chattam Telephone Company, Communications Corporation of Michigan, Island Telephone Company, Shiawassee Telephone Company, and Wolverine Telephone Company for Approval of a Total Service Long Run Incremental Cost Study.
Case No. U-11815
January 6, 1999
Approximately 9 Pages

On October 8, 1998, Chatham Telephone Company, Communications Corporation of Michigan, Island Telephone Company, Shiawassee Telephone Company, and Wolverine Telephone Company, all wholly-owned subsidiaries of TDS Telecom, Inc., (collectively, the TDS companies) filed a joint application, with supporting affidavits, for approval of a total service long run incremental cost (TSLRIC) study. On December 18, 1998, they filed an amended application requesting approval of a separate TSLRIC study for each of the five companies. (Approximately 9 pages)
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1998

Opinion and Order
In the Matter, on the Commission's Own Motion, to Investigate Ameritech Michigan's Provision of IntraLATA Toll Service to Customers of Competing Basic Local Exchange Service Providers.
Case No. U-11525
November 5, 1998
Approximately 26 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Application of Ameritech Michigan to Restructure its Basic Local Exchange Rates and Services.
Case No. U-11747
November 5, 1998
Approximately 18 Pages
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Opinion and Order Approving Procedures for Changing Telecommunications Service Providers
In the Matter, on the Commission's Own Motion, to Determine Procedures to Ensure that an End User of a Telecommunications Provider is Not Switched to Another Provider Without the Authorization of the End User.
Case No. U-11757
September 23, 1998
Approximately 27 Pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Application of GTE North Incorporated for Approval of its Forward-Looking Economic Cost Study for Use in Determining Federal Universal Service Support.
Case No. U-11664
June 26, 1998
Approximately 11 Pages

On April 1, 1998, GTE North Incorporated filed an application for approval of its forward-looking economic cost (FLEC) study for determining universal service support costs for itself and Contel of the South, Inc., d/b/a GTE Systems of Michigan, (collectively, GTE) pursuant to the Federal Communications Commissionís (FCC) Universal Service Order that adopted rules implementing a federal universal service support system. Accompanying the application was a cost study under confidential cover.
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Application of Ameritech Michigan for Approval of its Forward-Looking Economic Cost Study for Use in Determining Federal Universal Service Support.
Case No. U-11635
May 11, 1998
Approximately 17 Pages

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an order dated May 7, 1997, In the Matter of Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, CC Docket No. 96-45 (Universal Service Order). In that order, and the rules adopted by it, the FCC identified the services and functionalities to be supported by universal service support mechanisms. The FCC also determined that ďhigh costĒ would be determined by the amount a providerís cost exceeds a nationwide benchmark. Those carriers having high costs under the FCC definition could be eligible for cost support. Costs for nonrural carriers, such as Ameritech Michigan, would be determined utilitizing forward-looking economic principles as determined by either a yet-to-be-adopted FCC cost model or pursuant to cost studies approved by state commissions.

This order addresses the issues of Ameritech Michiganís retail shared and common cost study and the geographic disaggregation of the TSLRIC study approved by this Commission in Case No.†U-11280 on July 14, 1997 and January 28, 1998.
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Opinion and Order authorizing Ameritech Michigan to increase the surcharge for the Michigan Relay Center Costs
In the Matter of the Application of Ameritech Michigan for Authority to Recover its Costs Associated with Providing Dual Party Relay Services.
Case No. U-11634
April 28, 1998
Approximately 7 Pages
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1997

Order
In the Matter of the Application of GTE Communications Corporation for the Issuance of a License to Provide and Resell Basic Local Exchange Service in Ameritech Michigan's and GTE North Incorporated's Exchanges in the State of Michigan and Related Approvals
Case No. U-11440
Date Issued: December 12, 1997
Approximately 13 Pages

On June 16, 1997, GTE Communications Corporation filed an application, pursuant to the Michigan Telecommunications Act, MCL 484.2101 et seq.; MSA 22.1469(101) et seq., for a license to provide basic local exchange service in the exchanges served by GTE North Incorporated and Ameritech Michigan. On September 22, 1997, Administrative Law Judge Daniel E. Nickerson, Jr., (ALJ) presided over a hearing at which the testimony of witnesses for GTE Communications and the Commission Staff (Staff) was bound into the record without cross-examination. The record consists of 131 pages and 10 exhibits.

The parties filed briefs and reply briefs and, on November 17, 1997, the ALJ issued a Proposal of Decision (PFD) recommending that the Commission grant the application with a single modification to the conditions proposed by the Staff. On November 24, 1997, GTE Communications and the Staff filed exceptions. On December 3, 1997, both parties filed replies to exceptions. (Approximately 3349 words or 15 pages)
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Joint Application of GTE North Incorporated and Contel of the South, Inc., for Designation as Eligible Telecommunications Carriers Under 47 USC 214(e) for Their Certified Service Areas
Case No. U-11555
November 25, 1997
Approximately 6 pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter of the Application of Ameritech Michigan for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier for Purposes of Receiving High Cost, Low Income, and Rural Healthcare Funding Assistance
Case No. U-11547
November 25, 1997
Approximately 6 pages
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Order Rejecting Rate Alteration Pending Hearing
In the Matter of the Application of Ameritech Michigan for Approval to Change the Rates and Call Allowances for Local Directory Assistance Service
Case No. U-11435
September 12, 1997
Approximately 16 pages
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1996

Order
In the Matter of the Application of Ameritech Michigan for Approval of New TSLRIC Studies for Interim Number Portability
Case No. U-11155
and
In the Matter of the Application of Ameritech Michigan for Approval of New TSLRIC Studies for Unbundled Loops and Local Traffic Termination
Case No. U-11156
December 12, 1996
Approximately 10 Pages

Order granting interim approval of Ameritech Michigan's cost studies regarding unbundled loops, ports, number portability, and local call termination, and requiring the submission of revised studies in a new proceeding, as set forth in the order.
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Order Initiating Proceedings
In the Matter, on the Commission's Own Motion, to Consider the Total Service Long Run Incremental Costs and to Determine the Prices of Unbundled Network Elements, Interconnection Services, Resold Services, and Basic Local Exchange Services for Ameritech Michigan
Case No. U-11280
and
In the Matter, on the Commission's Own Motion, to Consider the Total Service Long Run Incremental Costs and to Determine the Prices of Unbundled Network Elements, Interconnection Services, Resold Services, and Basic Local Exchange Services for GTE North Incorporated
Case No. U-11281
and
In the Matter of the Application of Ameritech Michigan for Commission Approval of Total Service Long Run Incremental Costs (TSLRIC) and Rates for Unbundled Network Elements and Interconnection Services
Case No. U-11224
December 12, 1996
Approximately 8 pages
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Opinion and Order
In the Matter, on the Commission's Own Motion, to Determine the Total Service Long Run Incremental Costs and Imputation Requirements Under the Michigan Telecommunications Act
Case No. U-11103
December 12, 1996
Approximately 40 pages
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Order
In the Matter of the Petition of AT&T Communications of Michigan, Inc., for Arbitration to Establish an Interconnection) Agreement With Ameritech Michigan
Case No. U-11151
and
In the Matter of the Petition of Ameritech Michigan for Arbitration to Establish an Interconnection Agreement With AT&T Communications of Michigan, Inc.
Case No. U-11152
November 26, 1996
Approximately 31 Pages

Adopt and issue order dated November 26, 1996 approving an interconnection agreement between AT&T Communications of Michigan, Inc., and Ameritech Michigan, as set forth in the order.
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Order Dismissing Application
In the Matter of the Application of Ameritech Michigan to Restructure its Basic Local Exchange Rates and Services
Case No. U-11148
Novemeber 7, 1996
Approximately 7 pages
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Order Establishing Procedures
In the Matter, on the Commission's own motion, to consider Ameritech Michigan's compliance with the competitive checklist in Section 271 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Case No. U-11104
August 28, 1996
Approximately 7 Pages

On June 5, 1996, on its own initiative, the Commission opened this docket to prepare for its consultation with the FCC. As the time for that consultation nears, it is appropriate to provide additional structure to the process by which the Commission will evaluate Ameritech Michigan's compliance with the competitive checklist.
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