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May 11, 2009 - On May 8, 2009 the Public Utility Commission issued an Order adopting new CPI-Adjusted City-Preferred Right-of-Way Rates for 2009. The rates must be implemented no later than July 1, 2009. A copy of the Order may be found under Project 24640 (item 170). A copy of the Order and an XLS spreadsheet identifying all of the new rates for 2009 will be posted to the Municipal Right-of Way page on the PUC web site no later than May 26, 2009. Any questions on this matter may be directed to the Commission staff.

February 19, 2009 - An administrative Order has been issued by the TPUC deleting the Village of Pernitas Point from the Municipal Access Line Reporting System (see Project No. 24640, item 167).

August 4, 2008 - The City of Austin has annexed several areas during the first half of 2008 (see Project No. 24640, Item 161). All CTPs doing business in the City of Austin need to be aware of these changes and the effective dates of the annexations.

June 17, 2008 - An administrative Order has been issued by the TPUC deleting the City of Sunset from the Municipal Access Line Reporting System (see Project No. 24640, item 160).

May 22, 2008 - The City of Roanoke and the Town of Marshall Creek have been consolidated into one city (Roanoke). Marshall Creek no longer exists as an incorporated city.

May 19, 2008 - The City of Orange has annexed several areas of its city since the beginning of 2008 (Project No. 24640, Item 152 and 156). All CTPs doing business in the City of Orange need to be aware of these changes.

May 9, 2008 - On May 9, 2008 the Public Utility Commission issued an Order adopting new CPI-Adjusted City-Preferred Right-of-Way Rates for 2008. The rates must be implemented no later than July 1, 2008. A copy of the Order may be found under Project 24640. A copy of the Order and an XLS spreadsheet identifying all of the new rates for 2008 will be posted to the Municipal Right-of Way page on the PUC web site no later than May 23, 2008. Any questions on this matter may be directed to John Costello of the Commission staff. Email address is identified following: john.costello@puc.texas.gov

Rulemaking Orders

20935

Order Adopting New §26.461 As Approved at the October 28, 1999 Open Meeting - relating to Access Line Categories

Order Adopting New §26.463 As Approved at the October 28, 1999 Open Meeting - relating to Calculation and Reporting of a Municipality's Base Amount

Order Adopting New §26.465 As Approved at the December 16, 1999 Open Meeting - relating to Methodology for Counting Access Lines and Reporting Requirements for Certificated Telecommunications Providers

Order Adopting New §26.467 As Approved at the February 10, 2000 Open Meeting - relating to Rates, Allocation, Compensation, Adjustments, and Reporting

Order Adopting Amendment to §26.467 As Approved at the July 12, 2000 Open Meeting - correct an inadvertent error regarding the due date for the first-time filing of the quarterly access line count reports

22909
Order Adopting Amendments to §26.465 As Approved at the September 5, 2001 Open Meeting - amends to indirectly include lines that pass through municipalities but do not terminate with end-use customers
24639
Order Adopting New §26.468 As Approved at the July 11, 2002 Open Meeting - relating to Procedures for Standardized Access Line Reports and Enforcement Relating to Quarterly Reporting
24640

2006 Yr End Rate Revisions

Order administratively establishing access line rates for the Village of Webberville

This Order establishes a new allocation ratio and new fee per access line rates for the City of Weslaco (City).

2005 Yr End Rate Revisions

Order Establishing Access Line Rates for city of Lindsay

Order Establishing Access Line Rates for city of Brazos Bend

Order Establishing Access Line Rates for city of East Bernard

Order Establishing Access Line Rates for city of Hitchcock

Order Administratively Establishing Access Line Rates for the City of Oakhurst

Order Administratively Establishing Access Line Rates for the City of Holliday

Order Administratively Establishing Access Line Rates for the City of Howard

24683
Order Adopting Amendment to §26.467 As Approved at the December 19, 2001 Open Meeting - deletes language delineating specific timeframe during which CPI adjustments will be made to commission-established access line rates
25433

Order Adopting Amendments to §26.467 As Approved at the February 13, 2003 Open Meeting – clarifies some of the procedures related to the quarterly reporting of municipal access lines and consolidates the reporting requirements from §26.465, as removed by the Final Order in Project No. 26412

Adequate Proof Memo (June 10, 2003) - Many underlying CTPs chose to file their adequate proof agreements under Project No. 26329. They are available through the Commission's filing system.

25450
Staff Recommendation that No Rule Amendment is Justified (NOT AN ORDER) (July 25, 2002)
26412
Order Adopting Amendments to §26.465 As Approved at the February 13, 2003 Open Meeting - modifies the definition of "transmission path" and removes reporting requirements, which were added into §26.467 by the Order in Project No. 25433
29719
Order Adopting New §26.469 As Approved at the March 31, 2005 Open Meeting

Administrative Orders

23379
Classification of Certain Types of Access Lines (NOT AN ORDER) (November 7, 2003) - Classification of ISDN, T-1, and other channelized lines, switched data lines, one-way service and other PBX-type services, and DSL lines.
23956
Order Addressing Erroneous Access Line Rates for Texas Cities from Certificated Telecommunication Providers (CTPs) (May 25, 2001) - related to modification of initial rates and surcharges
24151
Notice of Denial of Waiver Request (July 25, 2001) - related to requiring all CTPs to file quarterly access line count reports
24480
Order on Certified Issue (September 28, 2001) - related to establishing that a holder of an SPCOA is a CTP
24640

Order Delegating Authority to Staff to Approve Revised Access Line Rates and Lifeline Exemption Status Changes (October 23, 2001)

Order Delegating Authority to Staff to Approve Access Line Rates and Lifeline Exemption Status Changes for Newly Participating Cities (February 7, 2003)

Access Line Rate Orders

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