The second meeting of the Indiana number portability
task force was held on August 16, 1996 at 9 30 a m. in Room E306
at the Commission's office in Indianapolis. Judy Evans from AT&T
and Terry Appenzeller from Ameritech have volunteered to co-chair
the task force
II. Meeting Attendee's
A list of the meeting attendees is attached.
III. Follow Up from Last Meeting
Exchange English Name
2. Discussed the need to include exchanges served
by the smaller independent companies. John Kopin, Duane Glancy
and Charlie Coon to contact the smaller independents to identify
and prepare a list of the exchanges which are within the top 100
MSA's. Every incumbent with a switch within the top 100 MSA'S
should be involved in the preparation of a deployment plan to
ensure everyone' needs are met.
IV. New issues
1. Participants recognize that Cellular companies
can't meet the FCC at this time. They are currently working with
vendors to see what can be done
A. All incumbents are to submit lists identifying
exchanges in the top 100 MSA's to Stan Salliers, Principal Telecommunications
Specialist, at the IURC by August 23rd
C. Brad is to complete a master deployment list based
on the priority lists from the new entrants This list is to be
mailed to Ameritech, Sprint, GTE and any independent on the list
by September 30th.
E. Incumbents are also to identify the costs associated
with implementing number portability in the identified exchanges.
3. The FCC has yet to agree to this type of deployment
plan, but the Illinois Committee has filed such a request in the
Form of a letter signed by all parties to the FCC.
4. The group then discussed the need for a central
data base administration Terry Appenzeller reviewed the data base
administration process being provided by Lockheed- Martin m Illinois
He indicated Lockheed built their process to anticipate use by
Michigan Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana. There will be a charge for
the initial setup and then a charge for each upload and download.
5. A legal entity consisting of a subset of the Indiana
participants must be established to sign an agreement with Lockheed-Martin
The Illinois Committee hired an independent corporate lawyer to
prepare such a contract.
V Further Action
l. The task force needs to establish a State Limited
Liability Corporation for Indiana. Attorneys from AT&T and
Ameritech will come to a future meeting to explain these requirements
2. Lockheed-Martin should participate in a future
meeting to discuss their services and functions
3. Members from the various Illinois subcommittees
should be invited to the November meeting to discuss the issues
being discussed and/or the status of working being done within
VI Next Meeting
The next meeting has been scheduled for October 7,
1996 at 9 30 a.m. in the Commission's Law Library.