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The following are the meeting minutes for the last two conference

calls.

 

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On February 23, 1998 the following were in attendance:

 

Larry Vasquez AT&T

Robin Meier Ameritech

Dee Branch Ameritech

Larry Prosser Brooks Fiber

Tom Tritsch Brooks Fiber

Mick Koutz GTE

Sarge Downey GTE

Dick Dowd MCI

Bob Currier SCC

Denise Thomas WorldCom

 

 

Larry opened up the meeting with an overview of the conference call and

discussed the cost recovery activities for Michigan. The FCC still has

not issued a cost recovery order. Ameritech is holding off on the

implementation of LNP until Ameritech gets an opportunity to see what

the cost recovery order looks like from the FCC. We are waiting to turn

up LNP not only in Detroit, but in Chicago as well.

 

Dee Branch stated that Ameritech will wait and see what the FCC cost

recovery looks like before Ameritech decides on whether it will file a

separate order for Michigan. Ameritech has been working with Bill Celio

to prepare a "file and use" tariff as a backup to the FCC cost recovery

order. The FCC is now expected to issue the cost recovery order in

early March. As a result, the face to face meeting, that was

tentatively scheduled for March 2, 1998, has been canceled. A

conference call for March 9, 1998 was scheduled in its place.

 

The two GTE switches, Temperance and Milford, are ready for testing with

another Service Provider. WorldCom agreed to test with GTE since they

are both companies are certified with the MidWest NPAC. Sarge Downey

will be working with Denise Thomas to finalize the testing details.

 

Robin Meier is still expecting to provide all Service Providers with a

revised schedule of the Ameritech switch rollout. As you all know, we

are planning to begin with the first twenty Ameritech switches and

completing the other 107 switches by May 15, 1998.

Robin will be in a better position to provide us with a schedule when

the cost recovery issue is behind us.

 

The next meeting has been scheduled for March 9, 1998. We will get an

update on the cost recovery issue and the testing between GTE and

WorldCom.

 

The conference bridge is the same and the meeting is scheduled for 8:00

- 9:00 CST, 9:00 - 10:00 EST

 

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March 9, 1998 Meeting Minutes

 

 

The meeting was held via conference call. The attendees are as follows:

 

 

Dee Branch Ameritech

Larry Vasquez AT&T

OC Jackson AT&T

Larry Prosser Brooks Fiber

Sarge Downey GTE

Denise Thomas WorldCom

Tim Collins Media One

 

Absent:

Dick Dowd MCI

Rick Arzadon TCG

Robin Meier Ameritech (Chicago Blizzard)

Bob Reynolds Ameritech

Mick Koutz GTE

 

The agenda is as follows:

 

Introductions/Overview Vasquez

Cost Recovery Update Vasquez

Ameritech Roll-Out Schedule Meier

Open Issues All

Future Meetings

 

 

Introductions/Overview

 

Larry opened up the meeting with introductions and reviewed the above

agenda. We have been waiting for the FCC to issue a cost recovery

order.

 

Cost Recovery Petition

 

Larry stated that he had a conversation with Terry Appenzeller regarding

the FCC cost recovery issue and the latest information is as follows:

The FCC has still not issued a cost recovery order

Looks like there will be a fifty cent per line charge for business

customers only

Rumor has it that the FCC will delay the business line charge until

after November, 1998 (Election Year!!)

The line charge for business customers will be limited to LNP capable

MSA boundaries

Consumer line charges will be delayed for approximately three years

The FCC is expecting to issue a cost recovery order on March 12, 1998

 

Dee stated that once again, Ameritech will be waiting for the FCC order

before Ameritech decides to file a separate cost recovery tariff. We

will all wait and see what happens on March 12, 1998.

 

 

Switch Roll-out Schedule

 

Robin Meier is still responsible for sending out a revised switch

roll-out schedule when cost recovery is approved. This new schedule

would reflect the new dates for LNP deployment in the Detroit MSA

switches. Robin is still planning on providing everyone with a revised

roll-out schedule as soon as a new General Availability date is

established.

 

Open Issues

 

- There is a concern regarding billing, if cost recovery is restricted

to a specific MSA boundary

- Will we all have enough time to turn up LNP, by March 31, 1998, if an

order is not issued by 3/12/98

- If Ameritech does not agree to the FCC cost recovery order, how long

will Ameritech take to file their own tariff and how will query charges

be handled

- Confirmation on what Ameritech codes will be loaded

- Status of Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor LNP Implementation

 

Future Meetings

 

The next scheduled conference is on March 18, 1998. The meeting is

scheduled for 8:00 - 9:00 Central Time, 9:00 - 10:00 Eastern Time. The

conference call will last one hour and we will be using the same bridge

number. We will hopefully know by then, the status of the FCC cost

recovery order that is planned to be filed on March 12, 1998. Also, the

status of testing between WorldCom and GTE.

 

 

If you have any questions or corrections to this memo, please feel free

to call me on (312) 230-6253 or via E-Mail on lvasquez2@ att.com

 

LV

3/16/98