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NEWS RELEASE


07/06/2007 Contact: 850-413-6482

FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION CONSIDERS ITEMS OF INTEREST AT UPCOMING AGENDA CONFERENCE


TALLAHASSEE — The following items are among those scheduled for consideration by the Commission at the July 10, 2007, Agenda Conference:

ITEM 5: DOCKET NO. 070127-TX PETITION FOR INTERCONNECTION WITH LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS AND REQUEST FOR EXPEDITED RESOLUTION, BY NEUTRAL TANDEM, INC.  The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing the jurisdiction of the Commission in disputes in which  alternative transit service provider seeks a direct interconnection to terminate transit traffic on a competitive local exchange company’s network.

ITEM 6: DOCKET NO. 070126-TL – PETITION FOR RELIEF FROM CARRIER-OF-LAST-RESORT (COLR) OBLIGATIONS PURSUANT TO SECTION 364.025(6)(d), F.S., FOR VILLAGES OF AVALON, PHASE II, IN HERNANDO COUNTY, BY BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. d/b/a AT&T FLORIDA. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing whether or not AT&T has demonstrated sufficient "good cause" to warrant a waiver of its carrier-of-last-resort obligation.

ITEM 18: DOCKET NO. 060763-TL PETITION FOR WAIVER OF CARRIER-OF-LAST-RESORT OBLIGATIONS FOR MULTI-TENANT PROPERTY IN COLLIER COUNTY KNOWN AS TREVISO BAY, BY EMBARQ FLORIDA, INC. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on Embarq’s request for reconsideration of the Commission’s order requiring Embarq to provide telephone service to Treviso Bay as a carrier of last resort.

The PSC is committed to making sure that Florida's consumers receive their electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater services in a safe, affordable, and reliable manner. The PSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in the areas of rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety, reliability, and service.

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