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Michigan Issues Annual Report on ARM; Last Access Rate Reduction Due 1/1/15

Posted by Fran Martens

The Michigan Public Service Commission issued the fourth annual report on the operation and administration of the Michigan Intrastate Switched Toll Access Restructuring Mechanism (ARM).   Section 310 of the Michigan Telecommunications Act (MTA), requires the PSC to submit an annual report describing the operation and administration of the ARM.  The ARM is a 12-year transition fund through which eligible providers1 can recover a portion of the lost revenues associated with reduced intrastate access rates. (see below) The ARM is supported by monthly contributions from all providers of retail intrastate telecommunications services in Michigan, including mobile wireless voice providers.  (VoIP service revenues are exempt from the ARM contribution calculation.)  TMI Regulatory Bulletin Servicesubscribers see Bulletin dated 9/30/14 for further details on the ARM.

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Topics: Michigan, ARM, Switched Toll Access

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: NG911, FCC, The Regulatory Mix, Massachusetts, Michigan, ARM, Switched Toll Access

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