The following are the meeting minutes for the Michigan implementation meeting we had today. The attendees are as follows:
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
Larry started off the meeting with an overview of the FCC Order on Cost Recovery. As you all know, we all expected the FCC to issue a cost recovery order on March 12, 1998. However, the FCC did not issue the order as expected. Per a conversation that Larry had with Terry Appenzeller, Ameritech, on March 13, 1998, the FCC is now planning on issuing an order in the late March timeframe.
All of the Service Providers are anxious to implement LNP in the Detroit MSA and we were all hoping to begin the implementation activity.
This is when Dee Branch, Regulatory Affairs, Ameritech gave us some good news!!!! Ameritech filed a petition with the Michigan Commerce Commission on Monday, March 16, 1998. There were actually two "Advices" that were filed. One relative to cost recovery with a per line charge. And a second Advice introducing LNP/LRN. The effective date is March 31, 1998 for both. The effective date will allow Ameritech leeway in the event the FCC order is issued before the end of the month.
Having said all that. The implementation process can now begin. The following is the expectations of Larry, Robin and the Service Providers:
3/31/98 effective date
A conference call has been set to provide status on how Service Provider is progressing with loading codes. The date is Monday, March 30, 1998. It will be held at 8:00 - 9:00 CST, 9:00 - 10:00 EST.
If you cannot make the call, please make arrangements for a substitute that can represent your company.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
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