The Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has decided to continue its five-year-old revenue sharing plan for U S WEST Communications, a local exchange telephone carrier, for one year. It initiated a workshop to develop a new regulatory plan for the carrier, and also proposed specific quality-of-service standards and penalties due to a recent decline in service quality. The PUC said that 1994 revenue sharing funds under the existing plan should not be used for infrastructure improvements and that any new plan should not compensate the carrier for lost toll revenues on new extended area service routes. The PUC also ruled that the carrier should implement intraLATA equal access as soon as possible to promote toll competition. Re U S WEST Communications, Case No. USW-S-94-3, Order No. 25826, Dec. 12, 1994 (Idaho P.U.C.).
Cases were reviewed by Phillip S. Cross, an associate legal editor of Public Utilities Fortnightly.
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