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Nevada Policy Regarding Late Report Filing - 2014 Update

Posted by Marie Simpson

In TMI’s 2013 Blog article“ Nevada Stacks the Odds Against Re gulatory Compliance”  by Sharon Thomas dated 9/10/13, we provided the details of Nevada’s “zero tolerance” policy for telecom carriers and other regulated utilities who filed late or filed incomplete annual reports, annual assessments, TDD surcharges, and CMRS(wireless) licensing fees. To prepare for 2014 and keep carriers aware of Nevada’s continued zero tolerance policy, we thought an update would be in order.

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Topics: TDD, wireless, Compliance Reporting, Nevada, CPCN

California PUC's Draft Report From CPCN/WIR Performance Bond Workshop

Posted by Fran Martens

The California PUC released a draft report  of the Performance Bond Workshop in the rulemaking to revise the certification/registration processes for telephone companies, including wireless carriers.  The PUC’s Communications Division (CD) asked the parties to review the Workshop Report on Phase II of R.11-11-006 on the Performance Bond for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Wireless Identification Registration Holders (Report) for its accuracy only and to submit comments by  May 8, 2014. Comments on policy or legal issues are not requested at this time. The Report summarizes participants’ comments and discussions during the December 3, 2013, work session. It includes discussion on (A) Criteria for determining revisions to the existing Performance Bond Requirement (amount of the bond, terms and conditions of the bond, applicability), (B) Exemptions to the Performance Bond Requirement, and (C) Alternatives to a Performance Bond.

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Topics: wireless, California, CPCN

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, November 18, 2013

Posted by Amy Gross

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: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, Lifeline, wireless, California, CPCN

CA Wireless Carriers Ask For Reconsideration of Bond Requirement

Posted by Fran Martens

In June 2013, the California PUC issued a Decision revising the registration process for wireless carriers (and the certification process for telephone corporations).   See our 6/6/13 blog posting " California PUC - Performance Bond from CPCN and WIR."

On July 3, 2013, a group of wireless carriers filed a request for rehearing of the decision to impose a $25,000 (continuing) performance bond requirement on all wireless telecommunications carriers.

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Topics: wireless, California, PUC, CPCN

The Regulatory Mix From TMI - Monday, July 8, 2013

Posted by Amy Gross

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 (our popular subscription service). Most will simply be activities that we feel are of interest to our blog followers.

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Topics: The Regulatory Mix, USF, wireless, telecom regulation, CPCN

California PUC - Performance Bond from CPCN and WIR

Posted by Fran Martens

The California PUC has ordered all CPCN holders and all WIR carriers to obtain a performance bond of $25,000. Carriers of Last Resort (COLR) are exempt from the requirement to obtain a performance bond.

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Topics: wireless, California, PUC, CPCN

California Order Revises Certification Process For CPCN And WIR

Posted by Fran Martens

The California PUC adopted an Order that will revise the certification/registration process for telephone corporations (CPCN) and wireless carriers (WIR).

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Topics: wireless, California, PUC, CPCN

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