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  1. EXTENDED SERVICE AREAS Chapter 261 - H.F. No. 2151 Minnesota Session Laws

  2. EXTENDED SERVICE AREASOUTLINE • Provisions of the Law • How to Implement • Small, Medium and Large Geographic Areas • Technical Issues • Other Issues MART Annual Meeting

  3. EXTENDED SERVICE AREASProvisions of the Law • Optional, can be bundled, and need NOT be unlimited flat rate • File Tariffs on area, price, and quantity • Price must exceed variable cost of bundle • 30 day notice for rate increase, change in terms or to terminate the plan • Clearly identify difference from local service calling area MART Annual Meeting

  4. EXTENDED SERVICE AREAS Provisions of the Law • Obtain Transport and Switching • Construct • Purchase • Lease • Rent • Petition the PUC if agreement cannot be reached MART Annual Meeting

  5. EXTENDED SERVICE AREAS Provisions of the Law • Termination Agreements • Intrastate Access rates for either company • Any mutually agreed to rate • Bill and keep • Imbalance provisions • File Termination agreement with the PUC • Publicly disclosed • Available to other carriers MART Annual Meeting

  6. EXTENDED SERVICE AREAS How to Implement • Switching • Translations • Tandem • Transport • Purchase Toll Minutes for resale • Termination Agreements • Tariff • Additional Billing Requirements MART Annual Meeting

  7. EXTENDED SERVICE AREASGeographic Areas • Small • 2 to 5 companies in small part of 1 NPA (Area Code) • Direct facility connections for transport • No third party tandem switching • Translations and recording provided at each originating switch • Agreement to pay only for imbalance between originating and terminating traffic MART Annual Meeting

  8. EXTENDED SERVICE AREASGeographic Areas • Medium • 2 to 10 companies serving a county or up to an entire NPA • Both direct and shared transport facilities • Tandem switching provided by one or more partners • Translations and recording provided at each originating switch • Agreement to pay only for imbalance between originating and terminating traffic in the pool MART Annual Meeting

  9. EXTENDED SERVICE AREASGeographic Areas • Large • More than 1 NPA up to entire state or nation • Mostly shared or leased transport facilities • Tandem switching provided by third party • Recording provided at each originating switch, but translations do not include entire area • Agreement to pay only for imbalance between originating and terminating traffic in the pool MART Annual Meeting

  10. EXTENDED SERVICE AREAS Technical Issues • 10 Digit dialing required for local calling in some Area Codes • 7 digit translations required for some areas that have 1000 block pooling (NPA-NXX-Xxxx) • May allow 7D, 10D, or 1+10D if feasible • Any plan that is not unlimited for even a short period of the day will require local measured recording (not 1+toll recording) and data processing for billing MART Annual Meeting

  11. EXTENDED SERVICE AREAS Technical Issues • Calls that are not in the ESA area should be blocked at the originating switch unless dialed as 1+10D permissive • N-1 LNP dip requirement probably at originating switch MART Annual Meeting

  12. EXTENDED SERVICE AREASOther Issues • May be potential for cherry picking terms and conditions from agreements filed • “in whole in part for technically similar services” • How do minutes get allocated for cost separation? • What are the marginal cost components? • Transport and switching • Tandem switching?, termination?, rating?, administration?, maintenance?...... • Company wide calling • Terminating Agreement? MART Annual Meeting