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Order Setting CPI-Adjusted City Preferred Access Line Rates for 2008 w/Rates - 2008rates.xls

Order Setting CPI-Adjusted City Preferred Access Line Rates for 2007 w/Rates - 2007rates.xls

Background: HB 1777 went into effect on Sept 1, 1999. As of March 1, 2000, all telecommunications franchise fees in Texas are required to be based on a fee-per-access line method. The PUC, in October 1999, established three categories of access lines - residential, non-residential, and point-to-point. Each city was required to submit its 1998 base amount and allocation of the base amount to the PUC by Dec. 1, 1999. All CTPs were required to submit a city-by-city, December 31, 1998 access line count to the PUC by January 24, 2000. The PUC then calculated maximum access line rates for the three categories of access lines, for each city. The rate for each category, when multiplied by the number of lines in that category in a city, should equal that city's base amount.

History of Rates: In March, 2000, the PUC established maximum initial access line rates for 1106 cities. These cities were then allowed to 1) exempt life-line customers, 2) choose lower rates, and 3) update base amounts and allocation formulas. CTPs were allowed to update line counts and petition unreasonable initial allocations. In response to this input from cities and CTPs, the PUC established final access line rates in April, 2000. CTPs were allowed to begin implementing these rates for the 2rd quarter of 2000 (April, May, June), but were required to begin implementing the rates by the 3rd quarter 2000 (July, August, September). State law allows a city to change its rates once a year, and its allocation once every 2 years. These changes must be initiated by the city each September and become effective the following January. CTPs may also petition the commission on unreasonable allocations in September of each year. The PUC will also annually adjust the access line rates by half of the increase in the Consumer Price Index starting in 2002.


Chronology Commission Order Rates
May 2013 Order Setting CPI-Adjusted City Preferred Access Line Rates for 2013 w/Rates 2013rates.xls
May 2012 Order Setting CPI-Adjusted City Preferred Access Line Rates for 2012 w/Rates 2012rates.xls
May 2011 Order Setting CPI-Adjusted City Preferred Access Line Rates for 2011 w/Rates 2011rates.xls
May 2010 Order Setting CPI-Adjusted City Preferred Access Line Rates for 2010 w/Rates 2010rates.xls
May 2009 Order Setting CPI-Adjusted City Preferred Access Line Rates for 2009 w/Rates 2009rates.xls
May 2008 Order Setting CPI-Adjusted City Preferred Access Line Rates for 2008 w/Rates 2008rates.xls
May 2007 Order Setting CPI-Adjusted City Preferred Access Line Rates for 2007 w/Rates 2007rates.xls
May 2006 Order Setting CPI-Adjusted City Preferred Access Line Rates for 2006 w/Rates 2006rates.xls
April 2006 Order Administratively Establishing Access Line Rates for the City of Penitas and the City of Scurry.  
March 2006 Order Setting CPI Adjusted Maximum Access Line Rates of 2006 w/Rates  
May 2005 Order Setting CPI-Adjusted City-Preferred Access Line Rates for Year 2005 2005rates.xls
March 2005 Order Setting CPI Adjusted Maximum Access Line Rates of 2005 w/Rates  
May 2004

Order Setting CPI-Adjusted City-Preferred Access Line Rates for Year 2004

Order Administratively Establishing Access Line Rates for the City of Holliday

Order Administratively Establishing Access Line Rates for the City of Howard

2004rates.xls
February 2004

Commission-approved maximum and city-approved rates for the City of Rio Bravo and the Village of Volente

Order Establishing Access Line Rates for the City of Rio Bravo

Order Administratively Establishing Access Line Rates for the Village of Volente

 
January 2004

Commission-approved maximum and city-preferred rates for the Village of Salado as affected by erroneous initial line counts from Sprint

Order Approving Access Line Rates for Village of Salado

 
November 2003

Commission Orders approving maximum and city-preferred rates for various municipalities as affected by erroneous initial line counts from Sprint

Order Approving City-Preferred Rates for Cities Affected By Erroneous Initial Line Counts from Sprint Communications Company d/b/a United Telephone Company and Central Telephone Company

Order Approving Maximum Rates for Cities Affected By Erroneous Initial Line Counts from Sprint Communications Company d/b/a United Telephone Company and Central Telephone Company

Rates

Maximum Rates

October 2003

Commission Orders approving year-end revisions to access line rates for the Cities of La Vernia, Dumas, Laredo, Weslaco, and Sugar Land.

Order Approving Year-End Revisions to Access Line Rates Pursuant to P.U.C. Subst. R. 26.467(h)

Order Approving Year-End Revisions to Access Line Rates for the City of Sugar Land

 
September 2003

Commission approved maximum rates for Noonday and Sandy Point

Order Administratively Establishing Access Line Rates for the City of Noonday and the City of Sandy Point  
August 2003

Commission approved maximum rates for Hideaway

Order Administratively Establishing Access Line Rates for the City of Hideaway  
May 2003

Final Orders
CPI-adjusted maximum rates for 2003, effective July 1, 2003

Order Setting CPI-Adjusted City-Preferred Access Line Rates for Year 2003

Supplemental Order Setting CPI-Adjusted City-Preferred Access Line Rates for Year
 
May 2003

Commission approved maximum rates for Munday

Order Establishing Access Line Rates for the City of Munday  
March 2003

Commission approved maximum rates for Jarrell

Order Administratively Establishing Access Line Rates for the City of Jarrell  
March 2003

CPI-adjusted maximum rates for 2003, effective July 1, 2003

Order Setting 2003 CPI Adjusted Access Line Rates Rates
February 2003

Commission approved maximum rates for Point Venture

Order Establishing Access Line Rates for the Village of Point Venture  
September 2002

City-approved rate changes for Carthage, Danbury, Glenn Heights, Leona, and Miami.

Order Administratively Approving Annual Revised City-Preferred Access Line Rates for January 2003 Implementation  
June 2002

CPI-adjusted maximum rates for 2002, effective July 1, 2002.

Order Approving Revised City-Prefered Access Line Rates

Supplemental Order
Rates - (Effective July 1, 2002)
Supplemental Rates - (Effective July 1, 2002)
October 2001

Commission approved revised access line rates for the City of Eden.

Order Approving Revised Access Line Rates for the City of Eden  
September 2001

Commission approved initial fee per access line maximum rates for the City of El Cenizo. This city did not participate in the original commission process of establishing rates in Spring 2000.

Order Establishing Access Line Rates for the City of El Cenizo  
August 2001

Commission approved corrected fee per access line maximum rates for 2 cities, Wimberley and Powell, affected by erroneous line counts.

Order Establishing Revised Access Line Rates for the Village of Wimberley and the City of Powell  
May 2001

Commission approved initial fee per access line maximum rates for 4 cities (Goodlow, Lowry Crossing, Port Lavaca, and Progreso) that did not participate in the original commission process of establishing rates in Spring 2000.

Order  
April/May 2001

Commission approved corrected fee per access line maximum rates for cities affected by erroneous line counts.

Order

Order Approving City-Preffered Rates for Cities Affected by Erroneous Line Counts
 
September 2000

The PUC established revised rates in response to input from cities and CTPs, and established rates for several cities for the first time.

May 2000

Initial Commission-Established Maximum and City-Preferred Rates.

Order
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