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Reply Comments - In response to the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Notice of Inquiry, and Request for Comment on accelerating wireline broadband deployment by removing regulatory barriers to infrastructure investment. WC Docket No. 17-84

07/17/2017
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Comments – In response to United States Telecom Association’s (USTA) petition for a limited waiver regarding FCC rules adopted in the 2016 Lifeline Modernization Order. WC Docket No. 11-42, WC Docket No. 09-197, and WC Docket 10-90.

10/21/2016
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Reply Comments - Concerning the FCC's proposals to improve and update its Part 4 outage reporting rules. PS Docket No. 15-80, ET Docket No. 04-35 and PS Docket No. 11-82.

09/12/2016
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Reply Comments - In response to the FCC's Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemakking (FNPRM) seeking comment on a number of issues related to Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC) certifications. WC Docket No. 10-90, WC Docket No. 14-58, CC Docket No. 01-92.

06/13/2016
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Comments - Concerning the petition of USTelecom for Declaratory Ruling that Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers Are Non-Dominant in the Provision of Switched Access Services. WC Docket No. 13-3.

02/22/2016
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Reply Comments of Joint States - In response to the FCC's Order on Reconsideration, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) seeking comments on clear standards for transitioning from legacy or existing service to an all-IP environment with the goal of ensuring public safety, consumer protection, universal service and competition. GN Docket No. 13-5, RM-11358, WC Docket No. 05-25, RM-10593, and FCC 15-97.

11/24/2015
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Comments - In response to the FCC's Order on Reconsideration, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) seeking comments on clear standards for transitioning from legacy or existing service to an all-IP environment with the goal of ensuring public safety, consumer protection, universal service and competition. GN Docket No. 13-5, RM-11358, WC Docket No. 05-25, RM-10593, and FCC 15-97.

10/26/2015
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Comments - In response to the FCC's Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) seeking comments on a number of issues regarding the federal Lifeline Program. WC Docket Nos. 11-42, 09-197, and 10-90.

08/31/2015
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Comments - Concerning the Petition of AT&T Services, Inc. for Rulemaking and the Petition of AT&T Services, Inc. for Waiver, PS Docket Nos. 11-153, 10-255, WC Docket No. 04-36, CG Docket Nos. 03-123, 10-213

08/24/2015
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Comments - Concerning the FCC's proposals to improve and update its Part 4 outage reporting rules. PS Docket No. 15-80, ET Docket No. 04-35

07/16/2015
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Comments - In response to the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling requesting input as it seeks to modernize its rules as the transitions to diverse communications networks and technologies move forward. PS Docket No. 14-174, GN Docket No. 13-5, et al.

02/05/2015
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Reply Comments - Concerning the Petition of US Telecom for Forbearance from Obsolete ILEC Regulatory Obligations that Inhibit Deployment of Next-Generation Networks. WC Docket No. 14-192.

12/22/2014
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Reply Comments in response to the FCC's Notice in Docket No. MB 14-57 concerning the Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable merger.

09/23/2014
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Reply Comments in response to the FCC's Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Docket No. WC 10-90 concerning the Commission's proposed rural broadband experiments.

04/17/2014
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Comments - Concerning AT&T’s Petition to Launch a Proceeding Concerning the TDM-to-IP Transition, and their Proposal for Wire Center Trials. GN Docket Nos. 13-5 and 12-353.

03/31/2014
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Comments - Concerning Petition for Rulemaking to Further Reform The Lifeline Program, Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization, Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, Lifeline and Link Up, Advancing Broadband Availability Through Digital Literacy Training, WC Docket Nos. 11-42, 03-109, 12-23 and CC Docket No. 96-45.

08/14/2013
PDF Comments - Concerning the Potential Trials relating to the ongoing transitions from copper to fiber, wireline to wireless, and from TDM to IP. GN Docket No. 13-5 07/08/2013
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Comments - Concerning rules to help address Rural Call Completion Problems. WC Docket No. 13-39

05/13/2013
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Reply Comments - Concerning AT&T's Petition to launch a proceeding concerning the TDM-to-IP transition and the petition of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association for a rulemaking to promote and sustain the ongoing TDM-to-IP evolution. GN Docket No. 12-353

02/26/2013
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Comments - Concerning the Implementation of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 and the Establishment of a Public Safety Answering Point Do-Not-Call Registry. CG Docket No. 12-129.

07/23/2012
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Comments - Concerning Empowering Consumers to Prevent and Detect Billing for Unauthorized Charges ("Cramming"), Consumer Information and Disclosure, and Truth-in-Billing and Billing Format. CG Docket No. 11-116, CG Docket No. 09-158, and CC Docket No. 98-170.

06/25/2012
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Reply Comments - Concerning the United States Telecom Association's Petition for Forbearance from Enforcement of Certain Legacy Telecommunications Regulations. WC Docket No. 12-61.

04/24/2012
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Comments - Concerning the United States Telecom Association's Petition for Forbearance from Enforcement of Certain Legacy Telecommunications Regulations. WC Docket No. 12-61.

04/09/2012
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Comments - Concerning Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization, Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, Lifeline and Link Up, Advancing Broadband Availability Through Digital Literacy Training, WC Docket Nos. 11-42, 03-109, 12-23 and CC Docket No. 96-45

04/02/2012
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Comments - Concerning Allband Communications Cooperative's Petition for Waiver of implementation of Section 54.302 of the Commission's Rules and framework to limit reimbursable capital and operating costs, Docket Nos. 10-90 and 10-208

03/12/2012
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Comments - Concerning the September 2011 Inquiry into Disbursement Process for the Universal Service Fund Low Income Program Docket Nos. 11-42 and 03-109

11/18/2011
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Comments - Empowering Consumers to Prevent and Detect Billing for Unauthorized Charges ("Cramming"), Docket No. 11-116, 09-158 and 98-170

10/24/2011
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Reply Comments - Outage Reporting to Interconnected Voice Over Internet Protocol Service Providers and Broadband Internet Service Providers Docket No. 11-82 and 04-35

10/07/2011
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Reply Comments - Concerning the August 2011 Further Inquiry in the Universal Service-Intercarrier Compensation Transformation Proceeding Docket No. 10-90

9/06/2011
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Comments - Concerning the August 2011 Further Inquiry into Four Issues in the Universal Service Lifeline/Link Up Reform and Modernization Proceeding Docket No. 11-42, 03-109 and 96-45

8/26/2011
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Comments - Concerning the August 2011 Further Inquiry in the Universal Service-Intercarrier Compensation Transformation Proceeding Docket No. 10-90

8/24/2011
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Comments - Outage Reporting to Interconnected Voice Over Internet Protocol Service Providers and Broadband Internet Service Providers Docket No. 11-82 and 04-35

8/8/2011
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Comments - Contributions to the Telecommunications Relay Services Fund Docket No. 11-47

7/28/2011
PDF Reply Comments - Remaining Sections of February 2011 NPRM Concerning the Connect America Fund, Universal Service Fund Reform, Intercarrier Compensation Reform Docket No. 10-90 5/23/2011
PDF Reply Comments - Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization Docket No. 11-42 5/09/2011
PDF Comments - Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization Docket No. 11-42 4/21/2011
PDF Comments - Remaining Sections of February 2011 NPRM Concerning the Connect America Fund, Universal Service Fund Reform, Intercarrier Compensation Reform Docket No. 10-90 4/18/2011
PDF Reply Comments - Section XV of February 2011 NPRM Concerning the Connect America Fund, Universal Service Fund Reform, Intercarrier Compensation Reform Docket No. 10-90 4/18/2011
PDF Comments - Section XV of February 2011 NPRM Concerning the Connect America Fund, Universal Service Fund Reform, Intercarrier Compensation Reform Docket No. 10-90 4/01/2011
PDF Comments - Modernizing the FCC Form 477 Data Program Docket No. 11-10 3/30/2011
PDF Reply Comments - Upper Peninsula Telephone Company and Michigan Central Broadband Company, LLC Joint Petition for Waiver of the Definition of "Study Area" Contained in Part 36, Appendix- Glossary of the Commission's Rules Docket No. 96-45 2/28/2011
PDF Comments - Inquiry Concerning the Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability to All Americans in a Reasonable and Timely Fashion Docket 10-159 9/7/2010
PDF Comments - Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) of 1991 5/21/2010
PDF Comments - National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Petition for Clarification or Declaratory Ruling that No FCC Order or Rule Limits State Authority to collect Broadband Data 11/2/2009
PDF Comment -Applications Filed by Frontier Communications Corporation and Verizon Communications Inc. for Assignment or Transfer of ControlDocket No. 09-95 9/21/2009
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Comments - In the Matter of A National Broadband Plan for Our Future GN Docket 09-51

6/08/2009
PDF Comments - FCC's Consultative Role in the Broadband Provisions of the Recovery Act Docket 09-40 4/13/2009
PDF Comments - Report on Rural Broadband Strategy Docket 09-29 3/25/2009
PDF Comments - Application of VCI Company to Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services Docket 08-251 1/28/2009
PDF Comments - Universal Service Fund and Intercarrier Compensation Reform Docket 05-337 11/26/2008
PDF Comments - Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction, Infrastructure and Operating Data Gathering Docket 08-190 11/13/2008
PDF Reply Comments - Development of Nationwide Broadband data Docket 07-38 8/28/2008
PDF Comments - Petition to Establish Procedural Requirements To Govern Proceedings for Forbearance Under Section 10 of the Communications Act of 1934, as Amended 3/24/2008
PDF Comments - Petition of Verizon For Forbearance Under 47 U.S.C 3 160(c) From Enforcement of Certain of the Commission's Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements 2/5/2008
PDF Comments - AT&T Petition for Forbearance from Enforcement of Certain ARMIS Reporting Requirements FCC Docket 07-139 8/20/2007
PDF Reply Comments - Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation Regime FCC Docket 01-92 2/01/2007
PDF Comments - Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 FCC Docket 02-278 7/15/2005
PDF Comments - Allband Communications Cooperative Petition for Waiver of Sections 69.2(hh) and 69.601 FCC Docket 05-174 6/2/2005
PDF Comments - Numbering Resource Optimization and Petition for Limited Waiver of Section 52.15(g)(2)(i) by RNK, Nuvio, Unipoint, Dialpad, Vonage, and VoEX FCC Docket 99-200 4/26/2005
PDF Comments - Petition for Limited Waiver of Section 52.15(g)(2)(i) by RNK, Nuvio, Unipoint, Dialpad, Vonage, and VoEX FCC Docket 99-200 4/11/2005
PDF Comments - MPSC Petition for Additional Authority over Numbering Resource Conservation FCC Docket 99-200 4/7/2005
PDF Comments - Telephone Number Portability, SBC Petition for Forbearance from the Application of the Five-Year Recovery Period for Portability Costs, and SBC Petition for Waiver of the Five-Year Recovery Period for Portability Costs FCC Docket 95-116 3/24/2005
PDF Comments - Numbering Resource Optimization FCC Docket 99-200 12/14/2004
PDF Comments - Unbundled Network Element Access and Section 251 Unbundling Obligations of ILECs FCC Dockets 04-313 and 01-338 10/19/2004
PDF Comments - Unbundled Network Element Access and Section 251 Unbundling Obligations of ILECs FCC Dockets 04-313 and 01-338 10/4/2004
PDF Comments - SBC Petition for Waiver of Rules Regarding Access to Numbering Resources FCC Docket 99-200 8/31/2004
PDF Comments - N11 Codes and Other Abbreviated Dialing FCC Docket 92-105 7/8/2004
PDF Comments - SBC Petition for a Standstill Order to Preserve the Viability of Commercial Negotiations FCC Docket 04-172 5/12/2004
PDF Comments - SBC Request for Limited LATA Boundary Modification in Michigan FCC Docket 04-27 2/26/2004
PDF Comments - Petition for Waiver of Section 54.314(d)(3) of The Commission's Rules FCC Docket 96-45 12/17/2003
PDF Comments - Vonage Corp and an Order of The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission FCC Docket 03-211 11/24/2003
PDF Comments - Numbering Resource Optimization FCC Docket 99-200 11/17/2003
PDF Comments - Carrier Current Systems, Including Broadband over Power Line FCC Docket 03-104 8/19/2003
PDF Comments - Section 271 - SBC Application to Provide Inter-LATA Service FCC Docket 03-138 7/2/2003
PDF Comments - Numbering Resource Optimization and Telephone Number Portability FCC Dockets 99-200 and 95-116 4/14/2003
PDF Comments - Petition Stating that Pulver.com's Free World Dialup is not Telecommunications FCC Docket 03-45 4/2/2003
PDF Comments - Section 271 - SBC Application to Provide Inter-LATA Service FCC Docket 03-16 3/26/2003
PDF Comments - Section 271 - SBC Application to Provide Inter-LATA Service FCC Docket 03-16 3/24/2003
PDF Comments - Numbering Resource Utilization and Further Increases in Number Utilization Threshold FCC Docket 99-200 3/14/2003
PDF Comments - Section 271 - SBC Application to Provide Inter-LATA Service FCC Docket 03-16 3/4/2003
PDF Comments - Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service FCC Dockets 96-45, 98-171, 90-571, 92-237, 99-200, 95-116, and 98-170 2/28/2003
PDF Comments - Section 271 - SBC Application to Provide Inter-LATA Service FCC Docket 03-16 1/29/2003
PDF Comments - Exemption of AT&T's IP Telephony Service from Access Charges FCC Docket 02-361 1/24/2003
PDF Comments - Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service FCC Docket 96-45 1/17/2003
PDF Comments - Numbering Resource Optimization FCC Docket 99-200 12/13/2002
PDF Comments - Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service FCC Dockets 96-45, 98-171, 90-571, 92-237, 99-200, 95-116, and 98-170 11/1/2002
PDF Comments - Section 251 Unbundling, Local Competition Provisions, and Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capabilities FCC Dockets 01-338, 96-98, and 98-147 7/17/2002
PDF Comments - Numbering Resource Optimization, Implementation of Local Competition Provisions, and Number Portability FCC Dockets 99-200, 96-98, and 95-116 5/6/2002
PDF Comments - Broadband Access over Wireline, Universal Service Requirements for Broadband, and Computer III and ONA Safeguards FCC Dockets 02-33, 95-20, and 98-10 5/3/2002
PDF Comments - Regulatory Requirements for ILEC Broadband Providers FCC Docket 01-337 4/22/2002
PDF Comments - Review of Accounting and Reporting for ILECs, Uniform System of Accounts, Jurisdictional Separation, and Local Competition and Broadband FCC Dockets 00-199, 97-212, 80-286, and 99-301 4/8/2002
PDF Comments - Section 251 Unbundling, Local Competition Provisions, and Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capabilities FCC Dockets 01-338, 96-98, and 98-147 4/5/2002
PDF Comments - Numbering Resource Optimization, Implementation of Local Competition Provisions, and Number Portability FCC Dockets 99-200, 96-98, 95-116 2/14/2002
PDF Comments - Numbering Resource Optimization FCC Docket 99-200 11/16/2001
PDF Comments - National Thousands Block Number Rollout Schedule FCC Docket 99-200 11/6/2001
PDF Comments - Verizon Wireless Petition for Partial Forbearance from Number Portability Obligations FCC Docket 01-184 9/21/2001
PDF Comments - Delegation of Additional Authority - NXX Code Conservation and Numbering Resource Optimization FCC Docket 99-200 4/9/2001
PDF Comments - Numbering Resource Optimization and Pennsylvania Order Regarding Area Codes 412, 615, 215, and 717 FCC Dockets 99-200 and 96-98 3/7/2001
PDF Comments - Numbering Resource Optimization and Pennsylvania Order Regarding Area Codes 412, 615, 215, and 717 FCC Dockets 99-200 and 96-98 2/14/2001
PDF Comments - Delegation of Additional Authority - NXX Code Conservation and Numbering Resource Optimization FCC Docket 99-200 1/26/2001
PDF Comments - Biennial Review - Telecommunications Service Quality Reporting FCC Docket 00-229 1/12/2001
PDF Comments - Access Charge Reform, Price Cap Review, Low Volume Users, and Joint Board on Universal Service FCC Dockets 96-262, 94-1, 99-249, and 96-45 12/3/1999
PDF Comments - Low Volume Long Distance Carriers FCC Docket 99-249 9/20/1999
PDF Comments - Consent to Transfer Conrol of Commission License from Ameritech to SBC FCC Docket 98-141 7/26/1999
PDF Comments - Performance Measures and Operating Requirements for Operator Services FCC Docket 98-56 5/29/1998
PDF Comments - Forward Looking Economic Cost Study FCC Dockets 96-45 and 97-160 8/15/1997
PDF Comments - Section 271 - Ameritech Application to Provide Inter-LATA Service FCC Docket 97-137 6/10/1997
PDF Comments - Implementing Section 271 and 272 Non-Accounting Safeguards and LEC Provision of IXC Service FCC Docket 96-149 8/15/1996
PDF Comments - City Signal Interconnection with Ameritech FCC Docket 95-116 6/19/1996
PDF Comments - Implementing Local Competition Provisions in The Telecommunications Act of 1996 FCC Docket 96-98 5/20/1996
PDF Comments - Implementing Local Competition Provisions in The Telecommunications Act of 1996 FCC Docket 96-98 5/16/1996
PDF Comments - Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service FCC Docket 96-45 4/12/1996
PDF Comments - Telephone Number Portability FCC Docket 95-116 10/15/1995
PDF Comments - Telephone Company Cable TV Cross Ownership Rules and Amendments for Regulating Video Dialtone FCC Docket RM-8221 12/15/1994
PDF Comments - Section 214 Video Dialtone Application Process FCC Docket RM-8491 7/12/1994

Notices

PDF Ex Parte Notice - Video Device Innovation: GN Docket Nos. 09-47, 09-51, 09-137; CS Docket No. 97-80; NBP Public Notice #27 12/23/2009
PDF Ex Parte Notice - Time Frame for Simple Ports Dockets 95-116, 99-200, & 07-244 04/13/2009
PDF Ex Parte Notice - Universal Service and Intercarrier Compensation Reform Dockets 01-92, et al. 10/28/2008
PDF Ex Parte Notice - Petitions for Forbearance from Certain ARMIS Reporting Requirements of AT&T, Inc. and Verizon Dockets 07-139 & 07-273 4/18/2008
PDF Ex Parte Notice - Section 271 - SBC Application to Provide Inter-LATA Service FCC Docket 03-16 4/2/2003
PDF Ex Parte Notice - Numbering Resource Optimization FCC Dockets 99-200, 96-98, and 96-116 1/2/2003
PDF Ex Parte Notice - Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service FCC Dockets 96-45, 98-171, 90-571, 92-237, 99-200, 95-116, and 98-170 11/5/2002
PDF Ex Parte Notice - Verizon Wireless Number Portability Forbearance Petition FCC Docket 01-184 7/22/2002
PDF Ex Parte Notice - Verizon Wireless Number Portability Forbearance Petition FCC Docket 01-184 4/12/2002
PDF Ex Parte Notice - Numbering Resource Optimization FCC Dockets 99-200 and 96-98 12/7/2001
PDF Ex Parte Notice - Accounting Standards and Reporting Requirements FCC Docket 00-199 10/5/2001
PDF Ex Parte Notice - Accounting Standards and Reporting Requirements FCC Docket 00-199 9/19/2001
PDF Supplement to Ex Parte Notice - Additional Authority Regarding NXX Conservation and Numbering Resource Optimization FCC Docket 99-200 5/29/2001
PDF Ex Parte Notice - Additional Authority Regarding NXX Conservation and Numbering Resource Optimization FCC Docket 99-200 5/24/2001
PDF Ex Parte Notice - Flexibility of the States to Address Reciprocal Compensation FCC Dockets 99-68, 96-98, 96-262, 94-1, 99-249, and 96-45 1/17/2001

Letters

PDF MPSC letter in support of USTelcom's Petition for extension request for implementation of Lifeline BIAS. Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization, WC Docket No. 11-42, Telecommunications Carriers Eligible for Universal Service Support, WC Docket No. 09-197, Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90. 08/24/2016
PDF MPSC letter in support of states maintaining their Eligible Telecommunications Carrier designation authority. Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization, WC Docket No. 11-42, Telecommunications Carriers Eligible for Universal Service Support, WC Docket No. 09-197, Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90 02/08/2016
PDF NET 911 Information for Calendar Year 2009 03/23/2010
PDF Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities Docket 03-123 04/21/2009
PDF NET 911 Information for Calendar Year 2008 Docket 09-14 3/20/2009
PDF Certification of High Cost Support for Rural Carriers FCC Docket 96-45 9/24/2004
PDF Michigan TRS Outage Summary FCC Docket 98-67 2/19/2004
PDF Erratum of State Certification of Carriers for Use of Universal Service Fund FCC Docket 96-45 10/10/2003
PDF State Certification of Carriers for Use of Universal Service Fund FCC Docket 96-45 9/30/2003
PDF State Certification of Carriers for Use of Universal Service Fund FCC Docket 96-45 9/18/2002
PDF State Certification of Carriers for Use of Universal Service Fund FCC Docket 96-45 9/28/2001
PDF Slamming Complaints in Michigan FCC Docket 94-129 9/27/2000
PDF Ex Parte Letter - Reform of Interstate Access Charges FCC Docket 96-45 2/18/2000

Other

PDF TRS Complaint Report FCC Docket 98-67 7/25/2002
PDF TRS Complaint Report FCC Docket 98-67 7/3/2001