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The Telecom Market

Telecommunications Competition Survey For Retail Local Voice Services In Iowa
The Iowa Utilities Board has released a report citing the results of a survey conducted to evaluate the state's performance in ensuring that residents have access to communications services from a variety of providers at just, reasonable, and affordable rates. Under Iowa law, the Board has a duty to deregulate a communications service or facility if the Board determines that the service or facility is subject to effective competition as defined in Iowa Code ß 476.1D. Overall, the Board found there is slight to moderate competition in some areas of the state, with certain specific areas or customer groups (business customers in urban exchanges, for example) having a choice of providers. Statewide, market shares indicate that in most areas the ILECs continue to dominate the market and the majority of Iowans do not have a significant choice of local telephone service providers.
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The Status of Telecommunications Competition in California
This report on the status of telecommunications competition in California provides a review of telecommunications markets, trends, and competition issues including significant changes in the past few years.
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A Plan for Effective Market Monitoring of the Wholesale and Retail Markets for Electricity, Natural Gas, and Telecommunications
This report to the D.C. Councilís Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs describes the considerable progress that the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia has made to establish and maintain an effective market-monitoring plan. The current state of competition in the competitive retail markets for electricity, natural gas, and local telephone services in the District is also discussed. Finally, new initiatives that are being planned to improve customer service and, where practicable, to reduce prices still further are identified.
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Annual Report on Telecommunications Markets in Illinois
This report presents summary statistics on competition in basic local telephone services and the deployment of broadband and mobile wireless services in Illinois. These statistics are compiled from recent data reported to the Illinois Commerce Commission and the Federal Communication Commission. The report provides a snapshot of local telephone service competition as of December 31, 2002 in the following three areas: plain-old-telephone-service lines in service, broadband lines in service, and mobile-wireless-telephone subscribership.
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Telephone Report to the Regulatory Flexibility Committee of the Indiana General Assembly
In this report, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) presents summary results from the Telecommunications Divisionís Annual Local Competition Survey showing changes in the share of the voice services market statewide in 2002. The report also examines how competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) deliver services. This report offers an assessment of the evolving competitive telecommunications scene.
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Report on the Status of Competition in Telecommunication Service in Michigan
This report describes the status of competition in telecommunication service in Michigan, including, but not limited to, the toll and local exchange service markets in Michigan.
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Annual Report to the Legislature on the Status of the Nebraska Telecommunications Industry
This report contains many facts and a great deal of technical information about Nebraska's telephone industry, it reviews the quality of telecommunications service provided, the availability of diverse and affordable telecommunications services, the level of rates of local exchange an interexchange companies as well as recommendations by the Nebraska Public Service Commission.
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Local Telecommunications Competition Survey
This report discusses a survey that was taken on the status of local telephone competition in Oregon and highlights competitive growth in the telecommunications market. All carriers were asked in the local market, both incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) and CLECs to provide information about the local services they provided during December 2000.
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Wyoming Public Service Commission 2002 Annual Telecommunications Report
This report was prepared by the Wyoming Public Service Commission on the status of the telecommunication industry. This report provides an overview of regulatory decisions and actions, a description of the industry trends, and the status to compliance by carriers.
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Area Code Reports
The California Public Service Commission has released a handfull of reports detailing the utilization and audit of state area codes 530, 559, 661, 831, and 909.
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Area Code Recommendation
Advances in telecommunications services, as well as increased competition in local exchange markets, have led to an explosion in the demand for new telephone numbers, thereby escalating the exhaustion rate of area codes in Florida. This recommendation addresses NPA relief plans for the 305, 786, 561, 954, and 904 area codes.
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Assessing High-Speed Internet Access in the State of Iowa
In 2000, the Iowa General Assembly passed legislation requiring the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) and the Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED) to submit a joint report with recommendations to ensure access to high-speed Internet services in rural Iowa. In response to this legislative mandate, the IUB and IDED submit this report.
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Telecommunications Report to the 2000 Kansas Legislature
This report includes an analysis of the manner in which the regulatory framework has served to: protect consumers; safeguard universal service, ensure that consumers have reaped the benefits of competition; maximize the use of market forces; and promote development of the telecommunications infrastructure throughout the state. In addition, through this report, the Commission also identifies issues with statutory language regarding the Kansas Universal Service Fund.
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The Status of Telecommunications Service in a Changing Compeititive Environment
The North Carolina Utilities Commission developed this report to address the provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and State House Bill 161 in order to gain a complete perspective on the ongoing revolution in telecommunications regulation. It addresses competing local provider certifications, alternative regulation, universal telephone service, interconnection agreements, unbundled network elements and collocation, and access charge reductions.
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The Status of Telecommunications In Tennessee
This report focuses on local telephone competition in the state, current and upcoming telecommunications technologies and competitive alternatives available to residents. The report includes detailed statistics that pertain to Tennessee's local exchange carries, competitive local exchange carriers and incumbent local exchange companies.
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Availability of Advanced Services in Rural and High Cost Areas
This report, by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, provides an in-depth discussion of why advanced services are important to the stateís economic development, the major issues associated with advanced services deployment and policy recommendations the Texas Legislature may wish to consider.
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The State of the Telecommunications Industry in Utah
This report documents the growth in Utahís telecommunications market for the period from October 2000 to August 2001. It quantifies the progress made by competitors in raising capital, building new telecommunication networks, signing up customers, and generating revenues.
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Broadband Deployment and Taxation Policy in Vermont
Pursuant to Act 143 of the 2000 session of the Vermont Legislature, the Department of Public Service (DPS) studied broadband deployment rates, and the need to assist smaller providers in such deployment. The Tax Department and the DPS studied the relative tax burden placed on cable and telecommunications providers in Vermont to the tax burden in other industries and in other states. This report concludes that broadband availability at lower prices currently varies around the state, but that broadband can be found in some rural areas.
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Wyoming Public Service Commission: Annual Telecommunications Report
This report, prepared annually by the WPSC, describes various regulatory matters with a chronology of telecommunications issues and events of the past year, provides information about the telecommunications industry in Wyoming, and includes other related information such as the Commission's Geographic Information System (GIS).
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2001 Wyoming Telephone Affordability Survey
This report provides the results of a short survey to 1,000 randomly selected Wyoming citizens to determine their opinions on the affordability, value and overall satisfaction with respect to local telecommunication service in Wyoming. The survey responses are broken down into current resident longevity, income, age, type and value of service, rates for service, and individual comments.
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North Carolina
An outline of some miscellaneous provisions contained in BellSouth's price regulation plan, including infrastructure improvements and reclassification of services.
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