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Telecommunications

Telecommunications

The Michigan Public Service Commission’s statutory responsibilities related to telecommunications services require that some form of regulatory support be available to companies providing telecommunications services and customers using those services. The MPSC’s role is to advocate policies that permit and encourage market competition to govern process and services in markets where competition exists. The MPSC is also has responsibilities for promoting video and cable service competition in the state as set forth in Public Act 480 of 2006.

Telecommunications & Video/Cable Rules and Laws

Find information on the laws and rules that are applicable to telecommunications and video/cable services and providers.
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Video/Cable Regulatory Information

Information for video/cable providers and franchise entities on applicable regulatory requirements.
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Telecommunications & Video/Cable Reports

Reports issued by the MPSC on telecommunications and video/cable topics.
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Telecommunications Provider Licensing & Information

The MPSC licenses providers of basic local exchange service and registers all other providers. View information applicable to licensed and registered providers including licensing requirements, tariff information, annual reporting requirements, and more.
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ITSP Registry

Search registered telecommunications providers. Providers may also submit a new registration or update an existing one.
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METRO Act/Right of Way

Information for providers and municipalities on the METRO Act and other Right of Way issues.
METRO Act Information

Access Restructuring Mechanism

Providers of most retail telecommunications services in Michigan are required to submit monthly contributions to the Access Restructuring Mechanism (ARM) Fund.
Information On The ARM

Lifeline Information for Service Providers

Details on the Michigan and Federal Lifeline programs. Providers of telecommunications services can find information on the applicable requirements of these programs as well as ETC and other USF information.
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Interconnection Agreements

An interconnection agreement (ICA) is a negotiated contract for the exchange of traffic between telecommunications providers.
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