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Rate Center Consolidation in Alabama

The Alabama Public Service Commission has ordered the consolidation of 11 rate centers in the 251 NPA. Thirty-seven central office codes from those 11 rate centers will be consolidated into the “Foley” rate center effective April 20, 2015. For more information on the specific rate centers and central office codes affected by this consolidation, and dates for the availability of the changes in KFR’s data, please contact our customers service team at custserv@kfrservices.com


Washington Rate Center Changes

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Per the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) direction under UT-140438, the Fairpoint Communications Inc., Rate Center Consolidation of Ellensburg, Kittitas, Lauderdale, Thorp, and Vantage into Ellensburg Rate Center and per UT-140149, the Yelm Telephone Company, dba Fairpoint Communications Rate Center Consolidation of Yelm and Rainier into Yelm Rate Center.

The consolidations will be effective June 1, 2014, with the following central office codes to be associated with the ELLENSBURG (509 NPA) rate center:

  • 509-968 2412 Ellensburg Telephone Co. KITTITAS pooled
  • 509-857 2412 Ellensburg Telephone Co. LAUDERDALE pooled
  • 509-964 2412 Ellensburg Telephone Co. THORP pooled
  • 509-856 2412 Ellensburg Telephone Co. VANTAGE pooled

The following central offices will be associated with the YELM (360) rate center:

  • 360-446 2453 YCOM Networks, Inc. RAINIER non-pooled
  • 360-955 6060 Comcast Phone of Washington/Oregon, LLC-WA RAINIER pooled

FCC Increases 2014 Voice Rate Floor to $20.46

The FCC has set a new rate floor of $20.46 for eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs).

The Wireline Competition Bureau announced the change March 20, after completing a survey initiated on December 16, 2013.

The Bureau is also seeking comment on a petition to extend the deadline for compliance with the new rate floor. Several rural associations filed a petition to extend the deadline from July 1, 2014 to January 2, 2015.

Oppositions are due March 21; replies due March 31.

Rural carriers are complying with an FCC mandated three-step rate floor, in order to continue receiving high-cost loop support.  Local residential calling rates increased to $10 in July 2012 and $14 In July 2013.

The national urban average at the time of the first rate increase was $15.47.

Along with the 2014 rate floor, the FCC set the reasonable comparability benchmark for voice services at $46.96.

Read the Public Notice here.


Nebraska Rate Center Changes

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Nebraska State Commission is reestablishing the following rate centers effective July 29, 2013:

  • 308-764 Rate center HYANNIS will change back to ARTHUR.
  • 308-538 Rate center THEDFORD will change back to DUNNING.
  • 308-547 Rate center THEDFORD will change back to BREWSTER.

The above rate centers were part of a rate center consolidation in June 2010.


Update to Rate Center Consolidation – 952 NPA – Minnesota

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has announced additional rate center consolidations for the 952 NPA.

The WEBSTER, PRIOR LAKE and NEW MARKET rate centers are also being consolidated under the TWINCITIES rate center effective April 8, 2013.

The following central office codes will now be associated with the TWINCITIES rate center:

  • 952 226 1479 SCOTT RICE TEL CO. DBA INTEGRA TELECOM
  • 952 440 1479 SCOTT RICE TEL CO. DBA INTEGRA TELECOM
  • 952 447 1479 SCOTT RICE TEL CO. DBA INTEGRA TELECOM
  • 952 855 8727 SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, L.P. – MN
  • 952 242 8727 SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, L.P. – MN
  • 952 283 719F MCC TELEPHONY OF MINNESOTA, LLC – MN
  • 952 461 1479 SCOTT RICE TEL CO. DBA INTEGRA TELECOM
  • 952 652 1479 SCOTT RICE TEL CO. DBA INTEGRA TELECOM
  • 952 737 8727 SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, L.P. MN

View the CHASKA rate center consolidation information here.


Rate Center Consolidation – 952 NPA – Minnesota

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The CHASKA rate center will be consolidated under the TWINCITIES rate center in Minnesota effective April 1, 2013.

The following central office codes will now be associated with the TWINCITIES rate center:

  • MN 952 227 6098 CENTURYTEL ACQ LLC DBA CENTURYLINK ACQUISITION-MN
  • MN 952 314 5256 LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC – MN
  • MN 952 361 1456 EMBARQ MINNESOTA DBA CENTURYLINK
  • MN 952 368 1456 EMBARQ MINNESOTA DBA CENTURYLINK
  • MN 952 442 1456 EMBARQ MINNESOTA DBA CENTURYLINK
  • MN 952 443 1456 EMBARQ MINNESOTA DBA CENTURYLINK
  • MN 952 448 1456 EMBARQ MINNESOTA DBA CENTURYLINK
  • MN 952 466 1456 EMBARQ MINNESOTA DBA CENTURYLINK
  • MN 952 479 5312 TW TELECOM OF MINNESOTA LLC – MN
  • MN 952 556 1456 EMBARQ MINNESOTA DBA CENTURYLINK
  • MN 952 658 4899 ONVOY, INC.
  • MN 952 679 8727 SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, L.P. – MN
  • MN 952 856 3449 BROADWING COMMUNICATIONS, LLC – MN

Rate Center Consolidation – 253 NPA – Washington

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The FOX ISLAND rate center will be consolidated under the GIG HARBOR rate center in Washington effective February 15, 2013.

The following central office codes will be associated with the GIG HARBOR rate center:

  • WA 253-265 CENTURYTEL OF WASHINGTON, INC. DBA CENTURYLINK
  • WA 253-303 COMCAST PHONE OF WASHINGTON/OREGON, LLC – WA
  • WA 253-313 COMCAST PHONE OF WASHINGTON/OREGON, LLC – WA
  • WA 253-549 CENTURYTEL OF WASHINGTON, INC. DBA CENTURYLINK
  • WA 253-649 COMCAST PHONE OF WASHINGTON/OREGON, LLC – WA
  • WA 253-884 CENTURYTEL OF WASHINGTON, INC. DBA CENTURYLINK

Rate Center Consolidation – 918/539 NPA – Oklahoma

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The BIXBYNORTH rate center will be consolidated under the BIXBY rate center in Oklahoma (918/539) effective September 29, 2012.

The following central office codes will be associated with the BIXBY rate center.

OK, 918-369 OCN 1969: BIXBY TELEPHONE CO.
OK, 918-394 OCN 244A: EASYTEL COMMUNICATIONS CARRIER CORP.
OK, 918- 970 OCN 7192: COX CABLE OKLAHOMA CITY INC.


Rate Center Consolidations – 509 NPA – Washington

Monday, March 19, 2012

The following rate centers in the 509 NPA in Washington will be consolidated effective June 15, 2012:

  • CHEWELAH and HUNTERS rate centers will be consolidated under the CHEWELAH rate center.
  • WINTHROP and TWISP rate centers will be consolidated under the TWISP rate center.
  • ELTOPIA and MATHEWSCOR rate centers will be consolidated under the MATHEWSCOR rate center.
  • BASIN CITY, MESA, KAHLOTUS and CONNELL rate centers will be consolidated under the CONNELL rate center.

 

The changes affect the following central office codes:

  • WA 509-722 CENTURYTEL OF WASHINGTON, INC. DBA CENTURYLINK CHEWELAH
  • WA 509-996 CENTURYTEL OF WASHINGTON, INC. DBA CENTURYLINK TWISP
  • WA 509-297 CENTURYTEL OF WASHINGTON, INC. DBA CENTURYLINK MATHEWSCOR
  • WA 509-269 CENTURYTEL OF WASHINGTON, INC. DBA CENTURYLINK CONNELL
  • WA 509-265 CENTURYTEL OF WASHINGTON, INC. DBA CENTURYLINK CONNELL
  • WA 509-282 CENTURYTEL OF WASHINGTON, INC. DBA CENTURYLINK CONNELL
  • WA 509-980 LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC – WA CONNELL