FCC Record, Volume 2, No. 1, Pages 1 to 409, January 5 - January 16, 1987 Page: 72
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FCC 86-528 Federal Communicati
Comments of the New York State Department of Public Service
at 5-6 (NYDPS); Comments of the Maine Public Utilities Commission
and the Maine Public Advocate at 5-6.
68 See, e. g., Ad Hoc Opposition at 23; ICA reply at 6-7; W.R.
Grace Comments at 2.
69 Supplemental Reply Comments of the Vermont PSC and
the New Hampshire PUC, filed Oct. 10, 1986.
70 NYNEX Opposition at 40, n.69.
71 Id. at 39.
72 This same issue -
whether single or multiple IXC billing
should be required for end user plans -
has been raised in
petitions seeking reconsideration of the Guidelines Order. In a
companion order adopted today, we grant these petitions and
require multiple IXC billing. See Petitions for Waiver of Various
Sections of Part 69 of the Commission's Rules, on reconsideration,
FCC 86-527, released Jan. 6, 1987 (Guidelines Order
73 For example, it appears that OCC credit card calls over
FGB trunks would be included in the NYNEX plan. We have
serious concerns with this result from both a customer confusion
and IXC competition standpoint. With respect to customer
confusion, we are concerned that customers will have difficulty
understanding when they are able to place credit card calls
without causing originating access charges to be billed to the
subscriber over whose line the call is placed. With respect to
IXC competition, customers will have an incentive to avoid
using OCC credit card services to the extent that they rely on
FGB access. The state of the current record is unclear as to
whether these problems could be resolved by modifications to
the NYNEX plan.
74 Guidelines Order at para. 128.
75 As of September 1, 1986, 55 percent of all access lines in
the NYNEX region have been converted to equal access. See
Letter from R.H. Sirch, NYNEX, to the Chief, Common Carrier
Burea, October 3, 1986, at 3 (NYNEX Network Access Line
76 See NYNEX Opposition at 73, n.112.
77 To assist our evaluation of the level of that impact, we
require LECs proposing to implement end user plans in the
future to submit data for each of their study areas showing the
percentage of originating traffic being carried over nonpremium
FGA and FGB lines, as well as the percentage of
OCC originating traffic being carried over such lines. We also
require such LECs to submit with their waiver petitions a
report demonstrating the percentage of equal access conversions
in each of their study areas and their schedule for completing
such conversions. LECs are put on notice that our willingness
to grant common line cost recovery flexibility will depend in
part on their equal access conversion performance.
78 But see supra note 73 (concerning the applicability of the
NYNEX plan to OCC credit card calls that use FGB access).
79 NYNEX Opposition at 72, n.109.
80 This time period may run concurrently with the period of
time needed for IXCs to adjust their rate schedules and billing
systems in order to accommodate an end user charge plan. See
Guidelines Order Reconsideration, supra note 72, at para. 47.
81 Our concerns about the resale of access are discussed in
greater detail in our order addressing petitions seeking reconsideration
of the Guidelines Order. See Guidelines Order Reconsideration,
supra note 72, at para. 43.
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