Alabama • Purpose of plan • “auto enroll” customers as required by Alabama law • Plan could do additional items • Allow Commission to check for duplications between carriers • Hot issue at FCC • Current 3 phase review of duplications underway with expectation that all states will be reviewed • Annual verification • Also a hot issue at FCC • FCC currently have questions out about annual verification
Alabama • Is this long term or short term plan? • Unknown. It is likely that there will be a process in AL regardless of what the FCC does.
Alabama • AL Database • Any process developed should be sustainable but be flexible enough to be able to shift to a national database if it happens. • FCC national database • AL database might set up AL for FCC database • Data files transfer • PIN?
Texas • Texas • How does Texas work? • Solix • Data flow • Data structure
Texas LIDASystem Overview Call Center LIDA Web Site Self Cert Data Match Process TDHS Input TDHS List Solix Ops Self Cert Data LIDA Secure FTP Site Input Customer Files Output Discount Files Rejection/Renewal Certification Notice REP/TSP Fulfillment Center
Alabama • Database • Data Flow • Data structure • Layout of data • Add lifeline indicator • How to pass the data • How to receive the data • Social Service data • Layout of data
Alabama ProcessSocial Services Data • List is comma separated values. • Field names are as follows: • Field i.d. (row number) • Last Name • First Name • SSN (last 4) • Phone • Address • City • State • Zip code
Alabama • Duplicate checking • How to handle duplications • Checking done by PSC • What happens now? • How to handle the X% with no phone • How to handle database entries without phone number • Require to order service and provide PSC # • How to address linkup • When does discount start • Allow to enroll in lifeline via carrier • Annual check/renew • Limit of data sent by Social services • Monthly • Can build database over year