STATE OF INDIANA

INDIANA UTILITY REGULATORY COMMISSION

 

IN THE MATTER OF THE INVESTIGATION )

ON THE COMMISSIONíS OWN MOTION )

INTO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NUMBER ) CAUSE NO. 41083

PORTABILITY, PURSUANT TO SECTION 251(b)(2) )

OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934, )

AS AMENDED )

 

MOTION TO EXCLUDE EXCHANGES

FROM NUMBER PORTABILITY REPORT

GTE North Incorporated ("GTE") and United Telephone Company of Indiana, Inc., d/b/a Sprint ( "Sprint") request the Commission to exclude certain Central Office Switches ("COEs") from the consideration of Number Portability in this Cause. In support of their "Motion to Exclude Exchanges from Number Portability Report" ("Motion"), they state as follows.

1. In its "Order Reopening Number Portability Investigation" ("Order") issued on December 23, 1997, the Commission listed the Indianapolis MSA Selected Offices for GTE and Sprint in the Commissionís Attachment D to this Order. For GTE, its offices or COEs for the GTE communities of Cicero, Morristown, Pendleton, Westfield, Frankton, Perkinsville and Rolling Prairie were listed. For Sprint, its offices or COEs for the communities of Fortville, Bargersville, Franklin, Whiteland, Jamestown, Marietta, Lapel, Wilkinson, Trafalgar and Nineveh were listed. No Competitive Local Exchange Carrier ("CLEC") requested that the GTE offices or COEs for Frankton, Perkinsville and Rolling Prairie be included in the Indianapolis MSA Selected Offices. Likewise, no CLEC requested that the Sprint offices or COEs for Jamestown, Marietta, Lapel, Wilkinson, Trafalgar and Nineveh be included in the Indianapolis MSA Selected Offices.

2. On February 2, 1998, the Number Portability Task Force Status Report was filed with the Commission. In recognition that the aforementioned COEs of GTE and Sprint were not to be offices to be included in the Indianapolis MSA Selected Offices, the Number Portability Task Force Status Report properly reflects the inclusion of GTEís COEs for Cicero, Morristown, Pendleton, and Westfield, and it correctly excludes Frankton (FRTNINXA754), Perkinsville (PKVLINXBRSCO) and Rolling Prairie (RLPRINXARSO from the list of the Indianapolis MSA Selected Offices. Likewise, the Number Portability Task Force Status Report properly reflects the inclusion of Sprintís COEs for Fortville, Bargersville, Franklin, and Whiteland, and it correctly excludes Jamestown (JMTWINXADSO), Marietta (MRTTINXARS1), Lapel, (LAPLINXADSO) Wilkinson (WKSNINXADSO), Trafalgar (TRFGINXARS1) and Nineveh (NNVHINXARS1)from the list of the Indianapolis MSA Selected Offices.

3. In that no CLECís have requested that these excluded offices or COEs of GTE and Sprint be associated with the Indianapolis MSA for purpose of this Number Portability report, GTE and Sprint respectfully submit that these offices or COEs should be excluded from the list of Indianapolis MSA Selected Offices.

WHEREFORE, GTE North Incorporated and United Company Telephone of Indiana, Inc., d/b/a Sprint respectfully request that the Commission grant this Motion and exclude the offices or COEs for the GTE communities of Frankton, Perkinsville and Rolling Prairie and Sprint communities of Jamestown, Marietta, Lapel, Wilkinson, Trafalgar and Nineveh from the list of Indianapolis MSA Selected Offices for the implementation of Number Portability.

Respectfully submitted, this 10th day of February, 1998.

 

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Charles R. Mercer, Jr., No. 9144-98

United Telephone Company of Indiana, Inc.,

d/b/a Sprint

One North Capitol Avenue, Suite 540

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Telephone: (317) 636-6026

Facsimile: (317) 636-4017

 

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Dale E. Sporleder, No. 15018-29

One North Capitol, Suite 515

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Telephone: (317) 634-8576

Facsimile: (317) 634-0398