The sixth meeting of the Michigan Local Number Portability Workshop was held on
November 21, 1996 in Detroit. Terry Appenzeller
provided the agenda and opening comments.
Terry Appenzeller Ameritech Barry Bishop Ameritech
Dee Branch Ameritech Pamela Criner Ameritech
Denise Hardaway Ameritech Judy Evans AT&T
Randall Herlein Brooks Fiber Comm Beth O'Donnell Comcast Mark Wyman Comcast Tim Collins Continental Telecom
John F. Shea Lockheed Martin John Kern MCTA Gregory Koprowicz Sprint PCS
Brad Behounek, as agreed at the October meeting,
worked on the Michigan Switch Priority List to resolve outstanding
issues. The completed list from Brad was distributed to the
workshop participants along with the minutes from the October
The "completed" Michigan Priority List
was reviewed. Questions, such as, did the list include GTEs
list of offices and why did a tandem appear on the priority list
were asked. Barry Bishop agreed to review and discuss the pending
issues regarding the list with Brad.
The workshop's focus is to put together a schedule
for LNP implementation. It will have three parts;
1) Detroit, 2) Grand Rapids, and 3) all others (by the
end of 1998). The short term goal is to have a part of Detroit
completed by 4th quarter.
Barry Bishop reported on the status of the Regional
Operations Committee. He discussed the proposed changes to the
provisioning process flow that had been made by AT&T, and
agreed upon by MCI. "...these changes may cause major changes
and possibly delays..." The Regional Operations Team will
be discussing the proposed changes at their next meeting, which
will be on December 12, 1996. Barry will provide an update on
the proposed changes at the December 17,1996 Michigan LNP meeting.
The Regional Operations Team has been working with
the Illinois NENA group; they will be soon be inviting other states
to do so, along with 911 and national groups.
Barry created a home page on the "Web" for LNP and will be posting all LNP data (including meeting minutes) on this Web site. (Great idea Barry ! Many thanks for the tremendous amount of work that you have committed to on this project)
Terry reported on the November 18, 1996 NANC (North
American Numbering Council) LNP meeting that he attended (handouts
available). Six other RBOCs had used the Illinois LNP technical
and operations data as a model for their LNP plans. As a result,
these companies had made immense progress with their LNP plans
and schedules. SouthWest was encouraged to "catch up"
and establish time lines for their company.
PFR issues to be ruled on (need to be resolved)
at their next meeting.
The Cost Recovery task force has the following
issues to resolve by early 1997: competitively neutral, all
carriers, pre-empt states or pass off to the states, should be
pool - national or regional and need to resolve schedule.
The Michigan LNP workshop had previously agreed that Beth Kistner, Bob Reynolds and John Kern would "pen" the Michigan Local Number Portability Report for the Commission using the Indiana Report as a model. The Indiana Commission Report has a January 15, 1997 completion date. A "draft" is currently being written.
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 1996
Time: 9:30 a.m. coffee and rolls - - - Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m.
12:00 working lunch
Location: Huron Room (lobby area)
444 Michigan Avenue
Update on FCC and NANC LNP
- Priority List from Consultant revisited
Regional LLC Status
Operational Updates (Barry Bishop)
Report to the Michigan Public Service Commission
Completion Date - target February, 1997
Next meeting Tuesday, January 28, 1997
Establish Michigan Local Number Portability Workshop
meeting dates for 1997 (if necessary)