Sound bites from state and federal regulators.
IntraLATA Toll Calling. North Carolina says newly certified competitive local exchange telephone carriers must apply for separate authority to provide intraLATA toll services, even though incumbent local carriers need not do so. Docket No. P-100, SUB 133, March 31, 1997 (N.C.U.C.).
Dialing Parity. Oregon PUC adopts policies on telephone dialing parity to allow all telephone users who choose alternate carriers to make calls without dialing extra numbers. Order No. 97-107, March 18, 1997 (Ore.P.U.C.).
Payphone Subsidies. Florida PSC directs local telephone carriers to eliminate subsidies to pay-telephone rates and to lower rates for other services accordingly, but turns down proposal by MCI Telecommunications Corp. to force LECs to cut access charges to reflect removal of payphone costs from regulated operations. Docket No. 970172, March 31, 1997 (Fla. P.S.C.).