INDIANA LNP IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE MEETING 6/23/98
INDIANA GOVERNMENT CENTER, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
MEETING MINUTES 6/23/98:
* Participants included: Robin Meier (Ameritech), Hal Rees (Ameritech),
Andy Gick (GTE), OC Jackson (ATT), Bruce Hazelett (Ameritech), Wayne Magee
(GTE), Tina Zammuto (GTE), Judy Jackson (Smithville) via conf. bridge,
Bob Treber (GTE) via conf. bridge, Dave Coen (McLeod) via conf. bridge,
Andy Chalk (Sprint) via conf. bridge and Ralph McCray (Time Warner) via
* Ralph McCray will be stepping down as Co-chair of the Implementation
Committee following the Indianapolis MSA LNP implementation. We would
like to thank Ralph for all his work on this committee! OC Jackson (ATT)
volunteered to co-chair this committee with Tina Zammuto. Doug Kruger
(GTE) will be replacing Tina in the fall while she is out on maternity
INDIANAPOLIS MSA TESTING:
* GTE has completed its testing.
* Sprint reported that they have successfully completed placing test calls
to all four service providers participating in the Indianapolis MSA test.
* ATT has placed several test calls and plan to retest calls made to the
Time Warner and WorldComm test numbers. Previous attempts were
* No report was available from WorldComm.
* Time Warner has completed putting the LNP test number in their switch.
Test calls made to the Time Warner test number should now complete
* To date, there are no outstanding problems or issues that have resulted
from the intercompany testing.
* Participants in the Intercompany testing need to issue disconnect orders
to return the test number(s) to the code owner (Ameritech). Orders should
be issued by 6/26/98 with a due date of 6/30/98.
* The Implementation Committee will submit a report to the Commission
outlining the results of the Indianapolis MSA and Cinncinatti MSA
intercompany tests. Submission of the report is targeted for 7/10/98.
* By 6/26, a test result form will be distributed to the service providers
participating in the testing. This form needs to be completed and
returned to Tina or Ralph no later than 7/2/98.
Tina and Ralph will compile the test results and prepare a report.
* A CONFERENCE CALL WILL BE HELD ON JULY 9TH AT 1:30 PM TO REVIEW THE
REPORT. THE CONFERENCE BRIDGE NUMBER IS 618-457-3338.
* Robin Meier explained that ATT was the first service provider to make a
request to Ameritech (in early May) for code openings in the Indianapolis
MSA. The codes will not be opened until 7/7/98. Both McLeod and Time
Warner made code opening requests after ATT. Most if not all of the
NPA-NXX requests made by McLeod and Time Warner were duplicates of ATT's
NEW CODE OPENING PROCEDURES:
* Robin Meier stated that Ameritech has revised their code opening
process. This procedure has been adopted as the industry standard. The
procedure is outlined in the Midwest Region LNP Industry Operations
Meeting Minutes of 6/15/98. Tina will forward a copy of the minutes to
GARY MSA (PHASE 4):
* Ameritech has 14 offices selected in the GARY MSA and GTE has 3 offices.
Based on the participants at the meeting, we were unable to determine who
the CLECs will be in the GARY MSA. In order to move forward with testing
and implementation plans, Tina will request Mike Guffey's assistance in
sending out a notice to service providers asking that if they have a
desire to test in the GARY MSA that they need to identify themselves by
LOUISVILLE MSA (PHASE 4):
* Ameritech has 3 offices selected in the Louisville MSA and GTE has 1
office. The Louisville MSA Implementation Team has a meeting scheduled
for July 7th in Louisville. Ameritech and GTE will have representation at
that meeting. The committee decided that it makes most sense to work
through the Louisville Implementation Team for testing and implementation
of these southern IN sites.
IURC ORDER #41083, dated June 19, 1998:
* In the order, the Commission requests the Indiana Number Portability
Task Force to make recommendations on certain issues. There has been some
confusion among the Implementation Committee members as to whether the
Task Force implies the Steering Committee or the Implementation Committee.
Following the meeting, Bruce Hazelett (Ameritech) observed a footnote on
page 1 of the report that provides clarification to this issue:
" We will continue in this order to refer only to the Task Force and not
to its constituent committees. Committee assignments remain the
preogative of the Task Force and we will not attempt to identify
committees undertaking various reports throughout this investigation,
except to the extent that such reports identify the authorship".
Based on this new information, it appears that the Task Force is
referencing the Steering Committee. Bruce will discuss this will Terry
Appenzeller (Co-chair of the Steering Committee).