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Rhode Island

2004

Report and Order
In Re: Implementation of the FCC’s Triennial Review Order and Review of Verizon-Rhode Island's TELRIC Filings
Docket No. 3550 & 2681
March 18, 2004
Approximately 9 Pages
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2003

Report and Order
In Re: Verizon-Rhode Island's Alternative Regulation Plan
Docket No. 3445
March 31, 2003
Approximately 63 Pages
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Order
In Re: Verizon-Rhode Island Carrier-to-Carrier Guidelines, and Reports
Docket No. 3195
January 21, 2003
Approximately 4 Pages
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2002

Settlement Agreement
Verizon-Rhode Island Alternative Regulation Plan
Docket No. 3445
December 6, 2002
Approximately 18 Pages
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Report and Order
In Re: Verizon-Rhode Island TELRIC Cost Studies Filed May 1, 2002
Docket No. 2681
May 1, 2002
Approximately 17 Pages
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Report and Order
In Re: Verizon Rhode Island Price Regulation Successor Plan for 2002
Docket No. 3179
March 12, 2002
Approximately 4 Pages
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Report and Order
In Re: The Petition of Eastern Telephone, Inc. Requesting Verizon Rhode Island to File a Tariff Provision Allowing for the Resale of Voice Messaging Service
Docket No. 3333
March 11, 2002
Approximately 12 Pages
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Order
In Re: Unbundled Local Switching and Analog Line Port Rates-Verizon Rhode Island's Section 271 Compliance Filing
Docket No. 3363
February 21, 2002
Approximately 5 Pages
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2001

Report and Order
In Re: Verizon-Rhode Island's Proposed CArrier-to-Carrier Performance Standards and Reports and Performance Assurance Plan for Rhode Island
Docket Nos. 3195, 3256
December 3, 2001
Approximately 49 Pages
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Report and Order
In Re: Unbundled Local Switching Rates Verizon—Rhode Island's Section 271 Compliance Filing
Docket No. 3363
November 28, 2001
Approximately 6 Pages
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Report and Order
In Re: Review of Bell Atlantic-Rhode Island Telric Study
Docket No. 2681
November 18, 2001
Approximately 77 Pages
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Report and Order
In Re: Verizon Rhode Island Price Regulation Successor Plan
Docket No. 3179
February 9, 2001
Approximately 3 Pages
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2000

Report and Order
In Re: Verizon Price Regulation Successor Plan
Docket No. 3179
June 13, 2000
Approximately 14 Pages
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Report and Order
In Re: Review of Bell Atlantic - Rhode Island Telric Studies: Investigation of Access Rates
Docket No. 2681
May 4, 2000
Approximately 10 Pages
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Report and Order
In RE: Review of Bell Atlantic - Rhode Island Telric Studies Investigation of Access Rates
Docket No. 2681
April 13, 2000
Approximately 10 Pages
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Report and Order
In Re: Nynex Price Regulation Plan
Docket No. 2370
March 6, 2000
Approximately 5 Pages
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Report and Order Approving Price Regulation Plan
In RE: NYNEX Price Regulation Plan
Docket No. 2370
January 11, 2000
Approximately 5 Pages
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1999

Order
In Re: Review of Bell Atlantic - Rhode Island Telric Studies: Unbundled Network Elements
Docket No. 2681
December 6, 1999
Approximately 5 Pages
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Order
CTC Communications Corporation ("CTC") Against New England Telegraph and Telephone Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Rhode Island ("Bell Atlantic")/Complaint and Request for Emergency Relief of CTC Communications Corporation
Docket No. 2829
Issued and Effective: July 21, 1999
Approximately 10 Pages

On March 20, 1998, CTC Communications Corporation ("CTC") filed with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission ("Commission") a Complaint and Request for Emergency Relief against New England Telegraph and Telephone Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Rhode Island ("Bell Atlantic"). The Complaint alleged a breach of the resale agreement between the parties, violation of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 ("the Act"), and violation of Rhode Island state law.

Having considered the testimony, exhibits, and arguments in this docket, as well as correspondence received from Bell Atlantic customers, the Commission finds the arguments advanced by CTC and the Division to be persuasive.

ORDERED: 1. Bell Atlantic shall resume its relationship with CTC and any affected end-users, as that relationship existed prior to January 21, 1998 under the Resale Service Agreement. This includes, without limitation, waiver and repayment of termination fees on end-user contracts assumed by CTC, allowing the wholesale discount on non-contract usage, processing CTC orders through wholesale channels, no imposition of carrier-to-carrier termination fees, and no requirement that CTC execute assignment of service agreement forms. Anti-assignment clauses in existing or newly executed Bell Atlantic contracts are declared void ab initio, pending the outcome of this Commission's Notice of Inquiry in Docket No. 2676 regarding this specific matter. 3. Bell Atlantic shall act in accordance with all other findings and instructions contained within this Report and Order.
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Order
In Re: NEVD of Rhode Island, LLC Petition For Declaratory Judgment that Internet Traffic Be Treated as Local Traffic Subject to Reciprocal Compensation
Docket No. 2935
Issued and Effective: July 21, 1999

NEVD requested the Commission to construe the terms of its ICA (as well as the underlying Brooks Agreement on which it was based) and the FCC's ITO, and rule that the parties intended Internet traffic to be treated as local traffic, subject to reciprocal compensation. In the alternative, NEVD urged the Commission to declare, pursuant to the ITO, ¶ 25, that Internet traffic be treated as local traffic even if the parties did not specifically agree to treat it as local under the terms of the ICA. As a third alternative, NEVD requests the Commission to declare that Internet traffic be treated as local under the authority granted to it under R.I. Gen. Laws § 39-1-1(b) to provide for the "fair regulation of public utilities" and to ensure against "undue preferences" and "unfair or destructive trade practices."

The Commission finds that it has the requisite authority to construe the FCC's Internet Traffic Order and NEVD's ICA and rule that under the ITO and the ICA, the parties agreed to treat Internet traffic as local and subject to reciprocal compensation.

The Commission finds that the Brooks Agreement opted into by NEVD unambiguously reflects the parties' agreement that Internet traffic should be treated as local traffic, subject to reciprocal compensation.

Accordingly, it is ORDERED: 1. Under the contractual terms of the Brooks and NEVD Interconnection Agreements, as well as under ¶ 24 of the Internet Traffic Order, Bell Atlantic-Rhode Island and NEVD intended that Internet traffic be treated as local traffic, subject to reciprocal compensation. 2. BA-RI's Motion to Dismiss NEVD's Petition for Declaratory Judgment is denied. 3. AT&T's Motion to Intervene in this docket is denied.
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Order
In RE: Total Element Long Run Incremental Cost Interim Rates for Bell Atlantic - Rhode Island
Docket No. 2681
July 15, 1999
Approximately 7 Pages
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Report and Order
In RE: NYNEX Price Regulation Plan
Docket No. 2370
June 16, 1999
Approximately 4 Pages
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1998

Memorandum Opinion and Order
In RE: "Avoided Cost" for Development of " Wholesale" Discounts from Retail Rates
Docket No. 2518 br>January 28, 1998
Approximately 8 Pages
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1997

Report and Order
In Re: Universal Service Provisions of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996
Docket No. 2577
August 21, 1997
Approximately 4 Pages
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Report and Order
In Re: Interlata Presubscription Plan
Docket No. 2534
February 13, 1997
Approximately 18 Pages
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