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Implementation of the Pay Telephone Reclassification and Compensation Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996

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Federal Communications Commission.


Final rule.


In this document, the Commission implemented certain aspects of per-payphone compensation pursuant to a 1997 remand by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. To implement the remand, the Commission established a new default compensation amount per payphone per month for access code and subscriber toll-free calls, allocated this monthly amount among the designated payors of per-payphone compensation, resolved some compensation offset issues, determined issues regarding the valuation of payphone assets transferred by local exchange carriers to a separate affiliate or division, and resolved a number of issues raised in petitions for reconsideration.


Effective January 2, 2003.

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Lynne Milne, Wireline Competition Bureau, Pricing Policy Division, (202) 418-1520.

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This is a summary of the Commission's Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Order on Remand (Order) in CC Docket No. 96-128, adopted on October 17, 2002, and released on October 23, 2002. The complete text of this Order is available for public inspection Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Reference Information Center, Room CY-A257, 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. The complete text is available also on the Commission's Internet site at Alternative formats are available to persons with disabilities by contacting Brian Millin at (202) 418-7426 or TTY (202) 418-7365. The complete text of the Order may be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor, Qualex International, Room CY-B402, 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554, telephone 202-863-2893, facsimile 202-863-2898, or e-mail at

Synopsis of Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Order on Remand

1. Instead of revising its approach to estimating monthly call volumes at the average payphone, the Commission retained the estimate of 148 monthly compensable calls as determined in the Fourth Reconsideration Order, 67 FR 9610, March 4, 2002. In this regard, the Commission explicitly rejected the reconsideration arguments of: (1) Sprint and WorldCom that per-payphone compensation should be based on the 131 monthly compensable calls estimated by the Commission in 1996, (2) Sprint that the underlying call volumes were unreliable, (3) WorldCom that the Commission should reduce the monthly estimate by a set factor each year after the Interim Period, and (4) Sprint that the Commission should use a weighted averaged, instead of a straight average as used in the Fourth Reconsideration Order.

2. The Commission's calculation of a per-call compensation rate in the Third Report and Order, 64 FR 13701, March 22, 1999, included a component of $0.009 to reflect an assumed average delay in the rendering of payphone compensation according to the quarterly system established by industry consensus and endorsed by the Commission in the First Report and Order, 61 FR 52307, October 7, 1996. APCC requested that the Commission reconsider its deduction in the Fourth Reconsideration Order of this $0.009 from the per-call compensation rate. The Commission in this Order granted APCC's request and reinstated this $0.009 component for the purpose of calculating per-payphone compensation. Granting APCC's reconsideration petition on this issue effectively mooted Sprint's request for clarification that the 22.9 cent rate adopted in the Fourth Reconsideration Order be applied to all true-ups for the Intermediate Period, whether a carrier paid on a per-payphone or per-call basis. It also mooted WorldCom's request to clarify that the rate of 22.9 cents applies to payments for payphones that do not transmit payphone-specific coding digits, even if the carrier has compensated on a per-call, rather than per-payphone basis, for those payphones. The same 23.8 cent rate that applied to per-call compensation during the Intermediate Period applies to determine per-payphone compensation.

3. The Colorado Payphone Association (CPA) asked the Commission to reconsider the 24-cent compensation rate established in the Third Report and Order arguing that the Commission inappropriately used a “stripped down” coinless phone model for the purpose of calculating payphone capital costs, inappropriately used 11.25% as the interest rate, and Start Printed Page 71862incorrectly calculated maintenance costs. The Commission denied CPA's reconsideration petition with respect to each of these factors.

4. The Commission denied the RBOC Coalition's reconsideration petition request to add some amount of additional compensation to the per-payphone compensation required in this Order as compensation for 1+ calls originated during the Interim Period for which the payphone service providers (PSPs) were not otherwise compensated. The definition provided of a 1+ call was an interLATA toll call originating at a payphone and carried by an interexchange carrier (IXC), where the IXC's operator or its automated rating system directs that calling party to deposit coins for the call.

5. After considering reconsideration requests regarding the per-payphone compensation calculation, the Commission recalculated a per-payphone compensation amount based on a per-call rate of $0.238 cents. The per-call rate of $0.238 multiplied by the call estimate of 148 calls per month equals a compensation amount of $35.224 per payphone per month for the Interim Period (November 7, 1996, through October 6, 1997) and the Intermediate Period (October 7, 1997, through April 20, 1999). The compensation obligations as shown at Appendices A, B and C are calculated using this increased amount.

6. After determining the amount of compensation to be paid per payphone per month, the Commission next allocated this monthly payphone compensation obligation among the payors of per-payphone compensation, to implement the remand by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Illinois Pub. Telecomm. Ass'n v. FCC, 117 F.3d 555 (D.C. Cir. 1997), clarified on reh'g, 123 F.3d 693 (D.C. Cir. 1997), cert. denied sub nom. Virginia State Corp. Comm'n v. FCC, 523 U.S. 1046 (1998) (hereinafter Illinois). See Remand Public Notice, 62 FR 43686, August 15, 1997. During the first four months of 2002, the four Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) provided the Wireline Competition Bureau with aggregate call data listing the next destination past the RBOC switch of payphone calls placed during 1997, 1998, and October 1, 2000, through September 30, 2001. From that data set, the Commission aggregated the numbers to determine the total number of payphone calls received by each carrier in each of the three time periods, as well as the total number of calls placed in the time period. From there, each carrier's share of the total was calculated, and thus the proportion of the monthly $35.224 per-payphone compensation that each identified carrier should rightfully bear.

7. Once the basic aggregation was completed, the Commission adjusted the data in various ways in order to obtain a reasonable allocation. For example, the Commission excluded unusable data from the final data set, such as, calls routed to destinations not identified in the RBOC data. Another exclusion concerned some RBOC data submitted for payphone calls routed to destinations that were not IXCs or other carriers, including entities with dedicated private line service assigned a carrier identification code (CIC), a four digit number that uniquely identifies the destination of the call, even though they are not “communications carriers.” The Commission also excused governmental entities, such as, the Internal Revenue Service, and various state governments, that were in the RBOC data. Because such non-carrier entities had no notice that they could be responsible for payphone compensation, the Commission decided not to hold them liable and removed those calls from the data set. The non-carrier CIC holders eliminated from consideration are: AmVox, Arco Paypoint, Arthur Anderson & Co., Buypass Corp., California State Lottery, Cam-Net, Card Establishment, Compuserve, Contact America, Dean Witter, Department of Treasury (IRS), Discover & Co., EDS, Envoy Corporation, ETSC, First USA, Full Service Computing, Harmonic Systems, HUB Distributing, Idaho State Government, JC Penney Business Services, Landmark Communications, Legal Aid Society of Orange County, MAG Card, MasterCard International, MCSC Access in Canada, Merchant Link, Mobile Oil Credit Corp., Morgan Stanley, National Data Corp., Nexus Communications, Paradise Communications, PaymentTech, Professional Fusion Enterprises, PSA, Inc., Public Service Company of New Mexico and Gas Company of New Mexico, Resource Technology, Southeast Switch, State of California, Stone & Co., Telemoney Services, Transaction Network Services, United Refining, Vacation Villages of America, Visa USA, Vital Processing Services, VoiceCom Systems, VTA, Inc., and Weeks Communications.

8. The Commission may not have identified all of them; thus, some entities in the Tables of Allocations in Appendices A, B, or C may not in fact be carriers. The Commission made the following provision for entities that are not “communications carriers” and thus not responsible for per-payphone compensation. Any entity named in the Commission's allocation in this Order that then receives a request for per-payphone compensation from a PSP or other entity may, within 90 days of receiving such a request, file a waiver request with the Wireline Competition Bureau for exclusion from the per-payphone allocation, with a demonstration that the entity provides no communications service to others.

9. In the First Report and Order, the Commission decided that local exchange carriers (LECs) must pay payphone compensation to the extent that they carry compensable payphone calls. The Commission in this Order allocated to both RBOC and non-RBOC incumbent LECs 2.19% of the calls originating from payphones within their own service territories because it reflects the fact that an incumbent LEC does receive and carry compensable payphone calls originated within its territory. This percentage and the appropriate compensation amount were listed in Appendices A, B and C. Rather than making each incumbent LEC remit payment to each PSP in the nation the Commission required each incumbent LEC to remit the 2.19% payment to PSPs for each payphone located in its service territory, even if the PSP had/has its payphones connected to a competitive LEC.

10. After an examination of the RBOC data showed that the RBOCs themselves sometimes behaved as IXCs, the Commission concluded that incumbent LECs owe compensation for calls where the incumbent LEC performed the function of an IXC. This compensation obligation was allocated in a manner consistent with other payors of per-payphone compensation. The Allocation Tables reflect compensable payphone calls routed to identified incumbent LECs acting in an IXC capacity, and specify the amount of per-payphone compensation to be paid by that incumbent LEC to all PSPs nationwide.

11. In Appendices A, B and C, the Commission identified payors obligated to pay per-payphone compensation by the names of payors and CICs provided by the RBOCs in the payphone call data. The Commission explained in this Order that given consolidation and change in the telecommunications industry over the last several years, the payor names may fail to accurately identify current per-payphone obligations imposed by this Order. Any failure on the Commission's part in the name identification in Appendices A, B and C does not excuse full payment by any entity of its compensation obligation. According to the Commission, the per-payphone Start Printed Page 71863obligation must be paid by each listed entity, or by its successors in interest, assigns, transferees or their entity legally responsible for the listed entity's obligations under this Order.

12. The Commission noted, moreover, that this name identification was provided for the convenience of carriers and PSPs alike, and was not intended to impose a modification to otherwise appropriate intracorporate relationships. If an entity listed in Appendices A, B or C has provided for payment of its payphone compensation allocations through separate subsidiaries or otherwise, it may, absent some other resolution agreeable to the PSPs to which it owes payment, ask for clarification from the Wireline Competition Bureau, which will promptly provide the appropriate attribution of allocation amounts among subsidiaries or other entities, or otherwise provide clarification of the per-payphone compensation obligation required by this Order. An entity listed in Appendices A, B, or C may not, however, avoid its obligation to pay per-payphone compensation by requesting such clarification.

13. KTNT Communications is an exception in the Commission's listing of entities in Appendices A, B, and C according to the RBOC data. The Commission identified KTNT Communications as the company obligated to pay the per-payphone compensation required by this Order for 39 operator service providers. In explaining this decision, the Commission noted that KTNT Communications filed a notice with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on April 18, 1997 that it was the management company responsible for these other operator service providers. In addition, KTNT Communications and each of the 38 other operator service providers submitted “concurring carrier” documentation to qualify to use KTNT Communications tariff submissions. The 38 other operator service providers with payphone call data aggregated with data for KTNT Communications are: Bay TNT Network, Who Ever, U Speak Long Distance, It Doesn't Matter, Zimmer Way, I Don't Care, I Don't Know, Riverbend Communications, Minh Long Distance, Viva Tel L.D., Bryant Service, Rea Long Distance, Signature Network Service, Brown Service Co., Exco Long Distance, Mustang Operators, Far Point, Knox Service Group, Sandell Operator Service, Christine LD Service, Vera Long Distance, Old Laredo Service, Old Home Operator, Andril Service Group, Any One Is Okay, MCV, Brahms Communications, Forest Pine Telcom, Amadeus, Dvorak, KBTN, Callum Long Distance, Sunrise Operator, Wisteria LD Service, World Window, Hickory Grover Group, Alert Operators, and Friendly Voice Network. While KTNT Communications must pay all of the per-payphone compensation required in this Order for itself and each of the 38 entities listed in this paragraph, KTNT Communications has a right of recovery from these listed 38 entities if such recovery does not lead to double recovery by KTNT Communications.

14. In this Order, the Commission granted Sprint's petition for reconsideration regarding the obligation of resellers to pay per-payphone compensation to the following extent. The RBOC call data listed carriers receiving calls by name and by CIC. Because many resellers have their own CICs, numerous resellers are included on these lists, and hence included in the allocation delineated at Appendices A, B and C. Accordingly, the Commission addressed at least part of Sprint's concern by including resellers as well as “first switch” carriers, without regard to the label borne by the carrier. Further, the Commission explicitly held that allocating compensation obligations among carriers through the use of this methodology replaces the more general statements made in the Fourth Reconsideration Order about requiring first facilities-based carriers to bear the entire burden of per-payphone compensation. Moreover, the Commission reconsidered its decision to use Carrier Locator Reports to distinguish IXCs from resellers and instead made the allocation without regard to whether a company considers itself to be an IXC, a reseller, or some other type of provider of telecommunications services.

15. In contrast, the Commission recognized in this Order that calls routed to facilities-based carriers' CICs may in fact have been ultimately routed to resellers. Given the inclusion of a significant number of resellers in the allocation methodology, the Commission decided that the ultimate impact on the compensation paid by other carriers will most likely not be significant. Sprint's proposed alternative method for allocating per-payphone compensation proposal effectively would have excluded all resellers from compensation and the Commission did not consider it to be fair compensation to PSPs. The Commission stipulated explicitly that, if a carrier has data that payphone calls allocated to them (i.e., routed to its CIC) were actually carried by resellers, nothing in this Order prevents carriers from seeking reimbursement of the cost of these calls from resellers. The Commission added that carriers may in no way delay payment of compensation to PSPs on account of seeking such reimbursement.

16. In adopting its allocation methodology, the Commission explicitly denied reconsideration petitions asking the Commission to establish alternative ways of calculating compensation for the Interim and Intermediate Periods. The Commission also rejected ITC⁁DeltaCom's reconsideration petition request to exempt from Interim Period compensation obligations those carriers with revenues below $100 million. In addition, APCC, Sprint Corporation, MCI and Frontier Corporation filed petitions for reconsideration or review of a Bureau-level decision and a Division-level decision, each related to per-payphone compensation for the Intermediate Period. See Implementation of the Pay Telephone Reclassification and Compensation Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, CC Docket No. 96-128, Memorandum Opinion & Order, 63 FR 26497, May 13, 1998; Order, 63 FR 26495, May 13, 1998. These petitions attack various aspects of the waiver process by which per-payphone compensation was paid during the Intermediate Period. After establishing in the Fourth Reconsideration Order and this Order the methodology for calculating and apportioning per-payphone compensation for the Interim and Intermediate Periods, and allocating the responsibility for per-payphone compensation to as large a group of carriers as possible, the Commission dismissed these petitions as moot.

17. In its reconsideration petition, Sprint Corporation asserted that it did not believe the obligation created in the Fourth Reconsideration Order regarding per-payphone compensation for the Intermediate Period was intended to force carriers that previously paid on a per-call basis to now conduct true ups on a per-payphone basis for the Intermediate Period. The Commission declared in this Order that if carriers have already paid per-call compensation on payphones for which they received coding digits in the Interim, Intermediate or any other period, nothing in the Fourth Reconsideration Order or this Order requires carriers to now go back and apply per-payphone compensation to these payphones.

18. CPA requested reconsideration of the decision that PSPs must pay refunds for the Intermediate Period. In this Order, the Commission affirmed its decision in the Third Report and Order that PSPs must refund the difference Start Printed Page 71864between payments they received at the 28.4 cent rate established in the Second Report and Order, 62 FR 58659, October 30, 1997, and payments recalculated at a 23.8 cent rate.

19. The Commission affirmed in this Order the decisions in the Third Report and Order and the Fourth Reconsideration Order that obligations for payment of outstanding compensation for the Interim and Intermediate Periods, and payment of refunds and any adjustments, shall run from specific carriers to specific PSPs. The Commission declined to adopt APCC's reconsideration petition to the extent it asked for the establishment of a carrier-to-carrier mechanism for resolving payments and refunds. The Commission, however, reiterated its conclusion in the Fourth Reconsideration Order that alternative arrangements between or among carriers, with the agreement of the PSP, are not prohibited.

20. The Commission explained how carriers and PSPs should handle the compensation and refund process by providing the following guidelines to clarify the requirements of the Third Report and Order. After the effective date of this Order, PSPs and carriers may render bills to one another or otherwise arrange for payment of outstanding Interim and Intermediate Period compensation obligations or refunds. They may use whatever commercially reasonable payment or dispute resolution processes to handle this process they may currently use in their dealings with one another or to which they may otherwise mutually agree, including clearinghouse processes. In accordance with the Third Report and Order determination that “IXCs may recover their overpayments to the PSPs at the same time as the PSPs receive payment from the IXCs for the Interim Period,” the Commission clarified in this Order that this means IXCs (or other carriers rendering payment) shall initially claim an offset for refunds of overpayments only against amounts claimed by the PSP for Interim and Intermediate Period compensation. Only after the carrier and the PSP have resolved the offset against this amount may the IXC “deduct the remaining overpayment from future payments to PSPs” as stipulated in the Third Report and Order. The Commission clarified that IXCs (or other carriers claiming refunds) may only withhold undisputed amounts from future payments. Thus, any carrier wishing to deduct a refund out of future payments to PSPs may only do so after providing that specific PSP notice of the refund claimed, and allowing the PSP adequate time to dispute the claim. To the extent a PSP disputes any portion of the refund claimed, the carrier may not deduct that portion from any future payment until it resolves the dispute with the PSP. Again, carriers and PSPs may use existing commercially reasonable processes to handle these disputes and arrange for payment. The only requirement the Commission placed on these processes is that if a carrier is able to apply undisputed amounts against future payments, the carriers must allow PSPs to make payments of refunds over a reasonable number of future payments, subject to ongoing accrual of interest, if reasonably requested by the PSP.

21. The Commission in this Order rejected reconsideration requests and affirmed its decision in the Fourth Reconsideration Order to apply the IRS-prescribed interest rate to payments of Interim and Intermediate Period compensation, as well as to refunds owed by PSPs to carriers. The Commission specified, however, that because it had reinstated the $0.009 interest rate component as described above, the IRS-prescribed interest rate will only begin to accrue after the date payment normally would have been rendered under the quarterly payment system applicable to payphone compensation. Consistent with the Commission's assumptions under prior orders in this proceeding, the IRS-prescribed interest rate for payments that should have been made for the first quarter of the year will begin accruing on July 2 of that same year, for the second quarter of the year on October 2 of that same year, for the third quarter on January 2 of the next year, and for the fourth quarter on April 2 of the next year.

22. WorldCom asked the Commission to clarify that, with the exception of Interim Period inmate calls not otherwise compensated, PSPs may not now submit any new claims for any other type of coinless payphone call after the one year deadline for submitting calls for compensation. The Commission decided it was not necessary to further clarify its holding and rejected WorldCom's clarification request.

23. In this Order, the Commission denied CPA's reconsideration petition asking the Commission to require carriers to implement targeted call blocking, the technological ability of an IXC to not accept (or “block”) a dial-around access code call from one payphone while accepting calls from another payphone.

24. The Commission decided in this Order that it is constrained by the court's holding in Illinois to allow LECs to use net book value when valuing payphone assets transferred to a separate affiliate or operating division. The Commission noted that the court's holding, however, was enunciated in the specific context of the transfers at issue in Illinois. Thus, to avoid confusion as to the reach of the Commission's implementation of the court's decision, the Commission provided in this Order clarification as follows. If a LEC chooses to retain payphone assets, reclassification of these assets from regulated to nonregulated status must be consistent with § 32.32 and the Commission's part 64 cost allocation rules. If a LEC chooses to make a one-time transfer of payphone assets to a nonregulated affiliate or operating division, then such a transfer would be recorded at net book value. The Commission expressly limited this treatment to only such transfers as may be made pursuant to Commission implementation of section 276(b)(1)(B), as it is only these types of transfers that could reasonably be considered the kind of one-time industry reform contemplated by the court in Illinois. The Commission also explained that, to the extent a transfer of payphone assets does not meet these requirements, the Commission's affiliate transaction rules would apply. In this event, carriers were reminded that they must include in fair market valuations of payphone assets the going concern value associated with location contracts supporting the payphone assets.

25. The Commission also clarified that the effective date of the Fourth Reconsideration Order and this Order shall be 30 days after the date that this Order is published in the Federal Register. The Commission specifically declined, however, to require compensation payment to be made within thirty days after release of this Order, as the RBOC Coalition requested. According to the Commission, once any PSP or carrier has performed the tasks necessary to render bills for compensation or refunds in accordance with this Order, the PSP or carrier may render such bills as soon as practicable after this Order's effective date, provided that they observe the offset resolution guidelines described in the Order.

26. The Commission delineated the results of its allocations, showing each carrier's pro rata share of the per-payphone payment, in Tables of Allocation located in Appendices A, B and C. In Appendix A, the Commission identified the payors and designated the monthly per-payphone compensation amounts for the Interim Period, Start Printed Page 71865beginning November 7, 1996 through October 6, 1997.

Appendix A.—Interim Period Allocation List

1AT&T Communications35.6752385$12.56624601
5LCI International2.53850890.89416436
6Frontier Communications Services2.36349420.83251720
7ILEC 2.192.19000000.77140560
8Cable & Wireless0.93576540.32961401
9Global Crossing Telecommunications0.67941390.23931675
10Switched Service Communications0.50088470.17643164
11U.S. Long Distance0.42863150.15098115
12Tel America0.32278130.11369647
13WorldCom Technologies0.28152050.09916277
15Long Distance Savers0.15059640.05304608
16Frontier Communications-North Central Region0.14469700.05096805
17Pac-West Telecomm dba AmeriCall0.14252080.05020151
18Frontier Communications Int'l, Inc.0.13908500.04899130
19Telco Communications Group dba Dial & Save0.13601300.04790920
20Bell Atlantic Communications0.13463970.04742549
21Brooks Fiber Communications0.11348050.03997236
22Business Telecom, Inc. (BTI)0.11011380.03878650
23NETECH Comm. (US West)0.09893910.03485029
24One Call Communications0.09867070.03475578
25ATX Telecommunications Services0.09410000.03314579
28American Network Exchange (AMNEX)0.06667300.02348490
29Broadwing Communications Services Inc.0.05514090.01942282
30American Telco0.05344540.01882561
32West Coast Telecommunications0.05130340.01807112
34Access Long Distance0.04489410.01581348
35Total-Tel USA0.04421170.01557311
36GST Call America0.04295950.01513205
38US Long Distance0.03842860.01353608
39Eastern Telecom International0.03622420.01275963
40Network Operator Services0.03518310.01239290
41GTE Communications Corp.0.03443610.01212976
42Shared Communications Services0.03296380.01161116
43Long Distance/USA (Sprint)0.03211990.01131393
44DeltaCom L.D.S.0.02996280.01055411
45Tandem Access for Database Query0.02609480.00919165
46The CommuniGroup Of KC0.02453380.00864178
48U.S. WATS0.02376620.00837141
49LONG DISTANCE OF MICHIGAN0.02314630.00815304
50Consolidated Network0.02231810.00786132
51Westinghouse Electric Corp.0.02109790.00743153
52ICON Communications0.02052240.00722881
53T-NETIX, Inc.0.02016310.00710224
54Telecom*USA (MCI)0.01868330.00658099
57Switch 20000.01586450.00558811
58VarTec Telecom0.01530270.00539021
59Chadwick Telephone0.01499910.00528328
60One Star Long Distance0.01429730.00503608
61Capital Telecommunications0.01420910.00500501
62BN1 Telecommunications0.01415150.00498473
63I-Link Communications0.01384050.00487516
64American Telecommunications Enterprises0.01378920.00485709
65Touch America, Inc.0.01373390.00483762
66U.S. Link0.01342880.00473015
67Nationwide Communications0.01337760.00471211
68Deluxe Data Systems0.01320890.00465272
69Long Distance Management0.01290850.00454690
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70Intermedia Communications0.01276630.00449680
71XO Communications0.01273280.00448501
72NATIONAL Telecom of Florida0.01222820.00430726
73Feist Long Distance0.01222520.00430620
74Intercontinental Communications Group (ICG)0.01192960.00420207
75American Long Lines0.01143260.00402701
76Call America Business Comm. Corp.0.00951680.00335218
77IBM (Advantis)0.00911830.00321183
78Valu-Line of Kansas0.00814100.00286759
79General Communication0.00791240.00278708
80North American Communications0.00777790.00273969
81Eastern Telephone Systems0.00775520.00273169
82MFS Intelnet0.00772670.00272166
83Fox Communications0.00765540.00269654
84Global Crossing Telemanagement0.00739300.00260412
85ATI Telecom0.00735580.00259101
86Hedges & Associates0.00731880.00257797
87Cincinnati Bell Long Distance0.00609720.00214766
88Telemanagement Consultants Corp.0.00603990.00212750
89U.S. Communications0.00598060.00210660
90Network Plus0.00571860.00201433
91Action Telcom Co.0.00560860.00197558
92GST Telecom0.00557540.00196386
93Ciera Network Systems0.00533580.00187949
94Long Distance Discount0.00498960.00175754
95Frontier Communications of the Great Lakes0.00496380.00174843
96Electric Lightwave0.00483390.00170270
97Long Distance Wholesale Club (Excel)0.00473780.00166884
98Eclipse Communications0.00470490.00165727
100CUSTOMER TELECOM NET dba CTN0.00455810.00160555
101POPP Telcom0.00450460.00158671
102Off Campus Telecommunications0.00433160.00152577
103Long Distance Telephone Savers0.00431640.00152041
104PSP Marketing Group0.00426060.00150076
105Telephone Assoc. Long Distance Svcs.0.00385940.00135945
106Broadwing Telecommunications Inc.0.00381490.00134377
107Cooperative Communications0.00375330.00132206
108Cleartel Communications0.00362030.00127523
109Austin Bestline0.00348010.00122582
110KLP, Inc. dba Call-America0.00338580.00119262
111United Communications0.00323970.00114116
112Cherry Communications0.00323140.00113822
113South Carolina Network0.00319700.00112610
114The CommuniGroup0.00312610.00110112
115Digital Network, Inc.0.00283770.00099956
116IDS Long Distance0.00283300.00099791
117Citizens Communications0.00259950.00091563
119Arcada Communications0.00235500.00082953
120American Tel Group0.00229400.00080805
121Countdown Communications0.00227440.00080114
122Long Distance USA0.00223340.00078671
123MRC Telecommunications0.00220970.00077833
124TCA Long Distance0.00213710.00075277
125Norlight Telecommunications0.00208360.00073392
126Global Crossing Bandwidth0.00178340.00062817
127Capital Network Systems (AMNEX)0.00169960.00059868
130Iowa Communications Network0.00162430.00057216
131Parkway Communications0.00162070.00057087
132TresCom U.S.A.0.00154960.00054582
133Convergent Communications0.00151350.00053311
135Cypress Telecommunications Corp. (Cytel)0.00130870.00046097
136Yavapai Telephone Exchange0.00129030.00045451
137MVP Communications0.00111850.00039398
139United Telephone Co.0.00103140.00036331
140US Comm. dba Southwest L.D.N.0.00101740.00035838
141CTS Telcom of Florida0.00101570.00035776
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143Ionex Telecommunications0.00100130.00035269
144Logix Communications0.00094040.00033124
145Phonetel Technologies0.00092460.00032569
146AT&T Canada Long Distance Services Co.0.00092230.00032489
147Mon-Cre Long Distance0.00091460.00032217
148Connect America Communications0.00087740.00030905
149Concord Telephone Long Distance0.00087350.00030770
151Athena International0.00085160.00029998
152First Financial Management Corp.0.00084810.00029873
153International Telcom, Ltd0.00084410.00029734
154Sunshine Telephone Inc. dba SUNTEL0.00083240.00029319
155Keystone Telecom0.00082130.00028929
156Powercom Corp.0.00081870.00028838
157Midco Communications0.00077700.00027368
158T-One Communications0.00076310.00026880
159Star Tel, Inc.0.00075530.00026604
160Eastern Telecom dba InterQuest0.00074790.00026343
161American Telesource International0.00074130.00026112
162Econo. Call Long Distance Services0.00071500.00025186
163TELUS Communications (Edmonton)0.00069840.00024599
164Telehop Communications0.00068400.00024092
165KTNT Communications0.00067570.00023802
166AT&T EasyLink Services0.00066010.00023251
167Valuline Long Distance0.00063990.00022538
168American Express Travel Related Services0.00062700.00022086
169Interlink Telecommunications0.00057250.00020165
170US Link Long Distance0.00054060.00019041
171Americall Communications0.00053470.00018836
172Intl.800 Telecom dba Telecall Long Dist. (EGLOBE)0.00052930.00018645
173Union Telephone Co.0.00048030.00016918
174Western Telecom, Inc.0.00045680.00016092
175Uni-Tel of Farmington0.00045030.00015860
176Euronet Communications Corp.0.00044370.00015629
177Show-Me Long Distance0.00042210.00014869
178North American Telephone0.00041390.00014579
179Dial-Net, Inc.0.00041320.00014553
181First Communications0.00040570.00014292
182TelaMarketing Communications0.00039220.00013815
183TXU Communications0.00034810.00012261
184Shoreham Telephone0.00033530.00011809
185U.S. Connect Corp.0.00033130.00011669
186AT&T Global Network Services (AGNS)0.00031610.00011133
187Telephone Communications Corp.0.00030800.00010850
188Alternate Communications Technology0.00030710.00010817
189Baystar Satellite Paging0.00030000.00010568
190JSM Tele-Page0.00029890.00010527
191Systems 10000.00028800.00010145
192Operator Service Co.0.00025390.00008944
193Autumn Communications0.00022910.00008070
194Call America/Palm Desert0.00022260.00007842
196ACC Long Distance Corp.0.00018730.00006597
197NTS Communications0.00018630.00006564
198TTI Telecommunications0.00018300.00006446
199Sound Communications West0.00018280.00006439
200National Network Corp.0.00018260.00006432
202PT-1 Communications0.00017980.00006332
204TresCom U.S.A., Inc./TresCom Caribbean0.00015240.00005366
205Execulines of Sacramento0.00015210.00005359
206Dancris Comm.0.00014410.00005076
207Midcom of Arizona, Inc0.00014320.00005043
208Digital Technologies0.00013970.00004922
209Connect Americom Corp.0.00013590.00004786
210Communications Options0.00013290.00004680
211KRB Telecom0.00013010.00004584
212Connect America Corp.0.00011990.00004224
213Oncor Communications0.00011950.00004209
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214Tele Tech0.00011770.00004147
215ECI Communications0.00011610.00004088
216NTS Communications/GMW Co.0.00011160.00003930
218Capsule Communications0.00010630.00003743
219Telenet Comm. Corp.0.00010550.00003717
220American Telecommunications Holding0.00010380.00003655
221Citilink of UT0.00010350.00003647
223Business Discount Plan dba LD Discount Plan0.00010070.00003548
224Home Owners L.D. dba HOLD Billing Svcs.0.00009930.00003497
225QCC, Inc.0.00009640.00003394
226Tele-Sys., Inc.0.00009530.00003357
227Telecom Affiliates0.00008940.00003148
228USLink Long Distance0.00008710.00003067
229Americom Communications0.00008590.00003027
230L.D. Services0.00008390.00002957
231Telecommunications Service Center0.00008240.00002902
232SWITCHED SERVICE0.00008200.00002887
233Nuestra Telefonica0.00007150.00002520
234Alternative Long Distance dba Money $avers0.00006360.00002241
235Call Savers0.00005920.00002086
236Excel Telecommunications0.00005540.00001950
237Asia International Services Corp.0.00005540.00001950
238WestCom Inc. (Western Telecom, Inc.)0.00005010.00001763
239ComCentral dba Southnet Services0.00004670.00001646
240ABC Telecom0.00004650.00001638
241Gulf Long Distance0.00004630.00001631
242SouthTel Corp.0.00004610.00001624
243Valu-Line of Amarillo0.00004560.00001605
244TELECOM WEST0.00004410.00001554
245Sound Communication0.00004390.00001546
246DeltaCom Long Distance Services0.00004290.00001510
247Hi-Rim Communications0.00004280.00001506
248RSL COM U.S.A.0.00004210.00001484
249Olympic Telecommunications0.00004190.00001477
250Communication Cable Laying Co.0.00004040.00001421
251Atlantic Telephone Co.0.00003930.00001385
252Integrated Systems Corp.0.00003730.00001315
253FIRSTEL, INC0.00003710.00001308
254Access Services dba Pacific NW Telecom0.00003650.00001286
255Amerinet Communications0.00003480.00001227
256International Cellular0.00003480.00001227
258Coast to Coast Telecommunications0.00002930.00001032
259VarTec Telecom dba Clear Choice Communicat0.00002770.00000977
260CCC Communications Corp. (Z-TEL, Inc.)0.00002670.00000940
261International Telephone Corp.0.00002640.00000929
262Light Link Inc dba Taylor Comm. Grp.0.00002600.00000915
263R,D,&J Communications Mgmt.0.00002540.00000896
264Sprint Canada, Inc.0.00002420.00000852
265TEL-SPAN COMMUNICATIONS0.00002350.00000826
266DeltaCom, Inc.0.00002350.00000826
267BMG/TELEMANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (BMG)0.00002300.00000812
268Long Distance International0.00002210.00000779
269Eclipse Telecommunications0.00002210.00000779
270Telephone Assoc. dba Thief River Falls LD0.00002170.00000764
271Tel Serv0.00002150.00000757
272Roseville Telephone Co.0.00002100.00000738
273Valu-Line of Longview0.00002080.00000731
274Working Assets0.00001910.00000672
275Souris River Telecommunications0.00001880.00000661
276EGLOBE INC dba INTL.800 TELECOM dba TELECAL0.00001860.00000654
277Call America of Riverside0.00001840.00000646
278Independent Network Services0.00001730.00000610
279TSC Communications0.00001720.00000606
280Fone America0.00001720.00000606
282Commonwealth Telecom Services0.00001640.00000577
283WCS Operators0.00001630.00000573
285Hertz Technologies0.00001560.00000551
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286Iowa Network Services0.00001510.00000533
287A & N Telecom0.00001470.00000518
288Matrix Telecom0.00001460.00000514
289Fones West Digital Systems0.00001410.00000496
290Data & Electronic Services0.00001310.00000463
291Payline Systems0.00001190.00000419
292MIDCOM Communications0.00001090.00000386
293Nationwide Emergency Telecomm. System0.00001080.00000382
294GST Net0.00001070.00000378
295Hi-Plains NTS Communications0.00001030.00000364
296North County Communications Corp.0.00001000.00000353
297Intel Communications0.00000980.00000345
298Coast International0.00000950.00000334
300ITC Networks0.00000910.00000320
301PDQ Communications Source0.00000860.00000301
302Teleport Communications Group0.00000840.00000298
303Value Tel0.00000800.00000283
304The Furst Group0.00000780.00000275
305NexGen 5110.00000780.00000275
306Telephone Express0.00000740.00000261
307U S West Long Distance0.00000730.00000257
308AUC Communications0.00000720.00000253
309B.R. Communications0.00000720.00000253
310U.S. Fibercom0.00000660.00000231
312Budget Call Long Distance0.00000630.00000220
313DTG Communications0.00000590.00000209
314American Discount Telecommunications0.00000570.00000202
315U.S. Communications0.00000570.00000202
316CEO Telecommunications0.00000550.00000195
317NET-tel Corp.0.00000550.00000195
318USN Communications0.00000520.00000184
319EMI Communications Corp.0.00000510.00000180
320Pacific Gateway Exchange0.00000510.00000180
321Extelcom dba Express Tel0.00000500.00000176
322Premier Long Distance Svcs.0.00000490.00000173
323National Fibernet, Inc.0.00000490.00000173
324ADDTEL Communications (SA Tel)0.00000480.00000169
325Affiliated Telecom Svcs.0.00000450.00000158
326Comwest Communications0.00000450.00000158
327TTE OF CHARLESTON0.00000440.00000154
329Priority One Long Distance0.00000430.00000151
330Digital Network Services0.00000430.00000151
331Econ-A-Call Inc. of Hays0.00000430.00000151
332National Telephone Communications0.00000420.00000147
333Manitoba Telephone System0.00000410.00000143
334ALLTEL Communications, Inc.0.00000390.00000136
335AmeriVision Communications0.00000390.00000136
336Interstate Telecom Svcs.0.00000390.00000136
338Call Technology Corp. of Philadelphia0.00000350.00000125
339METRONET Long Distance Communications0.00000340.00000121
341Century Telecommunications0.00000250.00000088
342USP Communications0.00000250.00000088
343Fibernet Telecommunications0.00000240.00000084
344TelVue Corp.0.00000240.00000084
345Public Phone0.00000230.00000081
346Touch 1 Communications0.00000220.00000077
348ILD Telecommunications0.00000200.00000070
349Global Tone Communications0.00000190.00000066
350HOTEL CONNECT0.00000190.00000066
351ONE-2-ONE Communications0.00000180.00000062
352United Telephone Co. dba TELAMERICA L.D.0.00000180.00000062
353Telco Holdings0.00000160.00000055
354Caribbean Telecommunications Consortium0.00000160.00000055
356Fiberline Network Communications0.00000160.00000055
357WorldCom dba Touch One Long Distance0.00000160.00000055
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358Tel-Optic, Inc. dba Universal Network Services0.00000160.00000055
359MEANS Telcom0.00000160.00000055
360United Telephone Long Distance0.00000160.00000055
361LA CONEXION FAMILIAR, INC.0.00000140.00000048
362Economy Telephone0.00000140.00000048
363FiberNet Telemanagement0.00000130.00000044
364Telecom One0.00000110.00000040
365National Brands dba Sharenet Communications0.00000110.00000040
366Empire One Telecommunications0.00000110.00000040
367American Long Distance Corp.0.00000100.00000037
368T-NET (Cable & Wireless)0.00000100.00000037
369North American Telephone Network, Inc.0.00000100.00000037
370Advanced Telecommunications Network0.00000100.00000037
371Blue Mountain Cellular dba CellularOne0.00000100.00000037
372American Long Distance Exchange0.00000100.00000037
373SB Communications0.00000100.00000037
375Telec Inc.0.00000090.00000033
376LECNet, Inc.0.00000090.00000033
377L.D. Network, Inc.0.00000080.00000029
378Aliant Systems0.00000080.00000029
380Trans National Communications0.00000080.00000029
381Preferred Telecom0.00000080.00000029
382Star Tel of Abilene0.00000080.00000029
383First Data Resources, Inc.0.00000080.00000029
384Central Telephone Co.0.00000070.00000026
385INFO-TEL, Inc.0.00000070.00000026
386Commonwealth Telecom, Inc.0.00000070.00000026
387Phoenix Network0.00000070.00000026
388Vista Group International0.00000060.00000022
389VALU-LINE OF ANGLETON0.00000060.00000022
390Standard Long Distance0.00000060.00000022
391EqualNet Corp.0.00000050.00000018
392Farmers Long Distance0.00000050.00000018
393Select Communications0.00000050.00000018
394American Fiber Com0.00000050.00000018
395REAMS COMMUNICATIONS dba VALULINE0.00000050.00000018
396U.S. Republic Communications0.00000050.00000018
397The Switchboard0.00000050.00000018
398Regency Long Distance0.00000050.00000018
399Future Connect0.00000050.00000018
401TresCom Puerto Rico0.00000050.00000018
402U.S. Net0.00000040.00000015
403Thrifty Call0.00000040.00000015
404KDD America, Inc.0.00000040.00000015
405ARC Networks0.00000040.00000015
406Interstate Operators0.00000040.00000015
407J B Operators0.00000040.00000015
408Metro One Telecommunications0.00000040.00000015
409Comtel Tech0.00000040.00000015
410Telephone Support Systems0.00000040.00000015
411Century Communications0.00000040.00000015
412Group Long Distance0.00000040.00000015
413Call America0.00000040.00000015
414BC Tel0.00000040.00000015
415The Phone Co.0.00000030.00000011
416Century Long Distance0.00000030.00000011
418Friendship Long Distance0.00000030.00000011
419National Fiber Com0.00000030.00000011
420Associated Network Partners0.00000030.00000011
421Northern Arizona Communications Corp.0.00000030.00000011
422Northwest Telecom0.00000030.00000011
423Progressive National Telephone Co.0.00000030.00000011
424World Wide Connect0.00000030.00000011
425Digital Communications0.00000030.00000011
426Gala Communications0.00000030.00000011
427TeleHub Communications Corp.0.00000030.00000011
428Fastline Communication Network0.00000030.00000011
429West River Long Distance0.00000030.00000011
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430Cable & Wireless (TDX)0.00000030.00000011
431Fibernet, Inc.0.00000030.00000011
432Incomnet Communications Corp.0.00000020.00000007
434Coastal Long Distance Services0.00000020.00000007
435Colorado River Communications0.00000020.00000007
436TMC Long Distance dba Cherry Communications0.00000020.00000007
437Nationwide Long Distance0.00000020.00000007
438Heritage Communications0.00000020.00000007
439Savemore Network0.00000020.00000007
440OPTICOM ONE CALL0.00000020.00000007
442BKC Telecommunications0.00000020.00000007
443Network Billing & Collection0.00000020.00000007
444Vortel Communications0.00000020.00000007
445Rainier Cable0.00000020.00000007
446St. Pierre Communication Network0.00000020.00000007
447PNG Telecomms. dba PowerNet Global Commu0.00000020.00000007
448BellSouth Long Distance0.00000020.00000007
450Basico Group0.00000020.00000007
451United Communications Assn., Inc.0.00000020.00000007
452Telamerica Communications0.00000010.00000004
454CapRock Telemanagement0.00000010.00000004
455Advanced Telecom, Inc.0.00000010.00000004
456US TeleServices0.00000010.00000004
457Execulines of North Central Region0.00000010.00000004
458National Telephone Exchange (PA)0.00000010.00000004
459SouthWest United Communication0.00000010.00000004
460National Tele-Sav Inc.0.00000010.00000004
461Discount Long Distance of America0.00000010.00000004
462Sprint Local Telecommunications Division0.00000010.00000004
463Sam's Discount Long Distance0.00000010.00000004
464Scherers Communications Group0.00000010.00000004
465BT North America0.00000010.00000004
466Mountainview Communications0.00000010.00000004
468OCOM Long Distance0.00000010.00000004
469STANDARD TELCOM0.00000010.00000004
472Long Distance Assistance0.00000010.00000004
473Roanoke & Botetourt Telephone Co.0.00000010.00000004
474Fairview Telecom0.00000010.00000004
475Bluegrass Long Distance0.00000010.00000004
476Valu-Line of St. Joseph0.00000010.00000004
478TeleCable Corp.0.00000010.00000004
479Federal TransTel, Inc. (FTT)0.00000010.00000004
480UI Long Distance0.00000010.00000004
482Continental Long Distance0.00000010.00000004
483Marathon Communications0.00000010.00000004
484Pioneer Telecom0.00000010.00000004
485Starcom International Optics Corp.0.00000010.00000004
486TeleData International0.00000010.00000004
488SouthEast Telephone, LTD.0.00000010.00000004
489TRT Telecommunications Corp.0.00000010.00000004
491Apple Communications0.00000010.00000004
492Allgood Taylor Telephone0.00000010.00000004
493Guide Network International0.00000010.00000004
494Xnet, Inc.0.00000010.00000004
495LDI Solutions0.00000010.00000004
496Teleglobe USA0.00000010.00000004
497Caribsat Telecommunications0.00000010.00000004
498Innovative Telecom0.00000010.00000004
499Bethany Telecom0.00000010.00000004
500Westel Telecommunications, Ltd.0.00000010.00000004
501Cincinnati Bell Telephone0.00000010.00000004
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502World Access Communications Corp.(WACC)0.00000010.00000004
503BELL SOUTH BUSINESS SYSTEMS0.00000010.00000004

27. In Appendix B, the Commission identified the payors and designated the monthly per-payphone compensation amounts for the Intermediate Period, beginning October 7, 1997, through April 20, 1999.

Appendix B.—Intermediate Period Allocation List

1AT&T Communications35.24391644$12.41431713
5Frontier Communications Services3.921495991.38130775
6LCI International2.376735300.83718124
7ILEC 2.19%2.190000010.77140560
8Cable & Wireless0.979172730.34490380
9Switched Service Communications0.490975500.17294121
10Global Crossing Telecommunications0.429839110.15140653
11U.S Long Distance0.425618470.14991985
13Telco Communications Group dba Dial & Save0.313071650.11027636
14PT-1 Communications0.253842980.08941365
15Business Telecom, Inc (BTI)0.234966870.08276473
16Long Distance Savers0.215861120.07603492
18IXC Communication Services0.190609040.06714013
20One Call Communications0.145470010.05124036
22ATX Telecommunications Services0.128964130.04542633
24Tel America0.106734130.03759603
25American Network Exchange (AMNEX)0.103261890.03637297
26Bell Atlantic Communications0.099860970.03517503
27American Telco0.082605080.02909681
28US Long Distance0.080484810.02834997
29Total-Tel USA0.076008480.02677323
30Cincinnati Bell Long Distance0.062373900.02197058
32DeltaCom L.D.S0.061059900.02150774
33Consolidated Network0.059018590.02078871
35Broadwing Communications Services Inc0.054193530.01908913
36Network Operator Services0.051754700.01823007
37NETECH Comm (US West)0.050222770.01769047
38Pac-West Telecomm dba AmeriCall0.048307600.01701587
39Tandem Access for Database Query0.047187560.01662135
40GTE Communications Corp0.047161240.01661208
41Frontier Communications of the Great Lakes0.046873230.01651063
44LONG DISTANCE OF MICHIGAN0.042190190.01486107
45The CommuniGroup Of KC0.040496470.01426448
46Telecom*USA (MCI)0.038355220.01351024
47ACC Long Distance Corp0.029882010.01052564
48Network Plus0.029150110.01026784
49Brooks Fiber Communications0.028611860.01007824
50U.S WATS0.027828310.00980224
51American Long Lines0.027356060.00963590
52Access Long Distance0.025538870.00899581
53Eclipse Communications0.023371350.00823232
54VarTec Telecom0.022924360.00807488
55One Star Long Distance0.022371600.00788017
56American Telecommunications Enterprises0.022233500.00783153
57Long Distance/USA (Sprint)0.021339060.00751647
58T-NETIX, Inc0.020824890.00733536
59Nationwide Communications0.020714950.00729663
60Intercontinental Communications Group (ICG)0.020053490.00706364
61Westinghouse Electric Corp0.019843650.00698973
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62Capital Telecommunications0.019173890.00675381
63NATIONAL Telecom of Florida0.018337030.00645903
64GST Call America0.017075550.00601469
65Feist Long Distance0.016955840.00597252
66Frontier Communications-North Central Region0.016785450.00591251
67Intermedia Communications0.016763330.00590472
68WorldCom Technologies0.016251950.00572459
69Cooperative Communications0.015984410.00563035
70Chadwick Telephone0.015170260.00534357
71ATI Telecom0.015156220.00533863
72BN1 Telecommunications0.014297010.00503598
73Shared Communications Services0.014034920.00494366
74Long Distance Management0.013646850.00480697
75Valu-Line of Kansas0.013528520.00476528
77ICON Communications Corp0.011711250.00412517
78Long Distance International0.011709910.00412470
79South Carolina Network0.011224260.00395363
80Frontier Communications Int'l, Inc0.009983600.00351662
81Eastern Telephone Systems0.009668090.00340549
82Electric Lightwave0.009481980.00333993
83North American Communications0.009277360.00326786
84Telemanagement Consultants Corp0.009212370.00324496
85I-Link Communications0.008926080.00314412
86Action Telcom Co0.008880230.00312797
87Citizens Telecom0.008573540.00301995
88Deluxe Data Systems0.008416460.00296461
89Hedges & Associates0.008348720.00294075
90PSP Marketing Group0.008266510.00291180
91Cleartel Communications0.007889660.00277905
93Long Distance Discount0.007346810.00258784
94Touch America, Inc0.006944620.00244617
96US Link Long Distance0.006263990.00220643
97XO Communications0.006085060.00214340
98West Coast Telecommunications0.005787940.00203875
100The CommuniGroup0.004711440.00165956
101Austin Bestline0.004706260.00165773
102CapRock Telemanagement0.004652490.00163879
104FOX COMMUNICATIONS CORP0.004495440.00158347
105IDT Corp0.004410090.00155341
106Switch 20000.004380080.00154284
107MRC Telecommunications0.004230410.00149012
108IDS Long Distance0.004152240.00146258
109VarTec Telecom dba Clear Choice Communications0.004088500.00144013
110General Communication0.003837550.00135174
111Global Crossing Telemanagement0.003705610.00130526
112Excel Telecommunications0.003699880.00130325
113Amerinet Communications0.003608410.00127103
114US COMMUNICATIONS, INC0.003503060.00123392
115GTS Global Link0.003430380.00120832
116US WATS0.003163670.00111437
117Call America Business Comm Corp0.003118440.00109844
119Coast to Coast Telecommunications0.002899230.00102122
120Iowa Communications Network0.002803720.00098758
121Capital Network Systems (AMNEX)0.002775520.00097765
123Coastal Telephone Co.0.002747360.00096773
124MVP Communications0.002659730.00093686
125Communications Options0.002500570.00088080
126Norlight Telecommunications0.002437460.00085857
127TresCom U.S.A.0.002322070.00081792
128Digital Network, Inc.0.002239110.00078870
129Off Campus Telecommunications0.002224710.00078363
130GST Telecom0.002186790.00077027
131Connect America Communications0.002172670.00076530
132KTNT Communications0.002035460.00071697
133United Telephone Co.0.002010830.00070830
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134ATLANTIC CELL0.001985260.00069929
135United Communications0.001969490.00069373
136IBM (Advantis)0.001941290.00068380
137Concord Telephone Long Distance0.001893950.00066712
138PhoneTel Technologies0.001869280.00065843
139Eastern Telecom dba InterQuest0.001797770.00063325
140Ionex Telecommunications0.001654220.00058268
141Cypress Telecommunications Corp. (Cytel)0.001628800.00057373
142KLP, Inc. dba Call-America0.001611070.00056748
143FRESH START COMMUNICATIONS0.001578990.00055618
144Parkway Communications0.001567690.00055220
145SP Telecom0.001461320.00051474
146Mon-Cre Long Distance0.001443320.00050839
147Sunshine Telephone Inc. dba SUNTEL0.001408690.00049620
148TELUS Communications (Edmonton)0.001373270.00048372
149CCC GlobalCom Corp.0.001367580.00048172
150TGEC Communications0.001283490.00045210
151CTS Telcom of Florida0.001234340.00043478
152POPP Telcom0.001232420.00043411
153Midco Communications0.001181470.00041616
154EMI Communications Corp.0.001166880.00041102
155Coast International0.001039210.00036605
157Valu-Line of Longview0.001012340.00035659
158American Tel Group0.001009320.00035552
159Arcada Communications0.000992920.00034975
160Athena International0.000952290.00033543
161Interlink Telecommunications0.000928010.00032688
162CEO TELECOMM (STAR TELECOMM INC)0.000904590.00031863
163Broadwing Telecommunications Inc.0.000876240.00030865
164T-One Communications0.000867530.00030558
165Fibernet Telecommunications0.000847130.00029839
166First Financial Management Corp.0.000841480.00029640
167U.S. Connect Corp.0.000819990.00028883
168Western Telecom, Inc.0.000800140.00028184
169Connect Americom Corp.0.000786340.00027698
171Digital Technologies0.000776380.00027347
172SouthTel Corp.0.000774100.00027267
173Keystone Telecom0.000699070.00024624
174Euronet Communications Corp.0.000676980.00023846
175WestCom Inc. (Western Telecom, Inc.)0.000676870.00023842
176Americall Communications0.000660040.00023249
178Convergent Communications0.000639410.00022523
181Autumn Communications0.000593170.00020894
182Shoreham Telephone0.000586030.00020642
184AT&T Global Network Services (AGNS)0.000569670.00020066
185Star Tel, Inc.0.000568300.00020018
186U.S. Link0.000546330.00019244
187Dancris Comm.0.000543200.00019134
188ATLANTIC CONNECTIONS0.000520020.00018317
189Kelhorn Comm Inc.0.000507500.00017876
190US Comm. Inc. dba SOUTHWEST L.D.N.0.000505660.00017811
191STAR TELECOM/ALLSTAR0.000481540.00016962
192Alternate Communications Technology0.000475110.00016735
193Logix Communications0.000457730.00016123
194Long Distance Wholesale Club (Excel)0.000446120.00015714
195Econo. Call Long Distance Services0.000432710.00015242
196Powercom Corp.0.000425370.00014983
197Dial-Net, Inc.0.000404970.00014265
199AT&T EasyLink Services0.000373440.00013154
200Baystar Satellite Paging0.000347200.00012230
201North American Telephone0.000333590.00011750
202Yavapai Telephone Exchange0.000327670.00011542
203Integrated Systems Corp.0.000327470.00011535
204JSM Tele-Page0.000326760.00011510
205Payline Systems0.000323510.00011395
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206TelaMarketing Communications0.000315120.00011100
207Valuline Long Distance0.000295700.00010416
208Midcom of Arizona, Inc0.000288330.00010156
209Citizens Communications0.000285890.00010070
210Operator Service Co.0.000283660.00009992
211Call America0.000275270.00009696
212Uni-Tel of Farmington0.000259850.00009153
213Telco Holdings0.000259110.00009127
214Union Telephone Co.0.000252790.00008904
215First Communications0.000240950.00008487
216Telehop Communications0.000221490.00007802
217Cherry Communications0.000219770.00007741
218Tele-Sys., Inc.0.000185170.00006522
219American Telesource International0.000178860.00006300
220Commonwealth Telecom Services0.000171560.00006043
221Intl.800 Telecom dba Telecall Long Dist. (EGLOBE)0.000167760.00005909
222R,D,&J Communications Mgmt.0.000154420.00005439
223Telecommunications Service Center0.000148810.00005242
224TEL-SPAN COMMUNICATIONS0.000147200.00005185
226American Express Travel Related Services0.000146610.00005164
227Gulf Long Distance0.000145750.00005134
228IntelCom Group0.000139910.00004928
229USLink Long Distance0.000133910.00004717
230ECI Communications0.000127940.00004507
231DeltaCom Long Distance Services0.000125590.00004424
232ComCentral dba Southnet Services0.000123550.00004352
233Brooke Telecom Co-operative0.000122100.00004301
234TresCom U.S.A., Inc./TresCom Caribbean0.000120450.00004243
235DeltaCom, Inc.0.000110530.00003893
236Telephone Assoc. Long Distance Svcs.0.000105230.00003707
237TSC Communications0.000104880.00003694
238QCC, Inc.0.000102760.00003620
239Independence Telephone Co.0.000100290.00003533
240Citilink of UT0.000095980.00003381
241Home Owners L.D. dba HOLD Billing Svcs.0.000092250.00003249
242Tele Tech0.000088760.00003127
243Systems 10000.000081860.00002883
244ALLTEL Communications, Inc.0.000080800.00002846
245Oncor Communications0.000079110.00002787
246Americom Communications0.000077390.00002726
247Eclipse Telecommunications0.000075970.00002676
248NTS Communications0.000074990.00002642
249TXU Communications0.000073230.00002579
250L.D. Services0.000070010.00002466
251PSA, Inc.0.000069150.00002436
252International Cellular0.000067350.00002372
253Capsule Communications0.000064400.00002269
254Execulines of Sacramento0.000064250.00002263
256Caribbean Telecommunications Consortium0.000062400.00002198
257Olympic Telecommunications0.000060130.00002118
258Global Crossing Bandwidth0.000059070.00002081
259ABC Telecom0.000057070.00002010
260MIDCOM Communications0.000055700.00001962
261Long Distance Telephone Savers0.000054720.00001927
262Business Discount Plan dba LD Discount Plan0.000052360.00001844
263International Telephone Corp.0.000047730.00001681
265Iowa Network Services0.000046480.00001637
266TCA Long Distance0.000046320.00001632
267Premier Long Distance Svcs.0.000046170.00001626
268Time Warner0.000046130.00001625
269Communication Cable Laying Co.0.000043380.00001528
270Tel Serv0.000042830.00001509
271Intel Communications0.000039890.00001405
273Lucky Dog Phone Co.0.000035850.00001263
274Manitoba Telephone System0.000035140.00001238
275Telephone Communications Corp.0.000033570.00001183
276Atlantic Telephone Co.0.000033220.00001170
277TTI Telecommunications0.000032670.00001151
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278Fone America0.000030200.00001064
279Data & Electronic Services0.000029380.00001035
280Light Link Inc dba Taylor Comm. Grp.0.000028510.00001004
282RCC Network0.000026320.00000927
283NET-tel Corp.0.000024400.00000859
284Incomnet Communications Corp.0.000022200.00000782
285ITC Networks0.000022080.00000778
286GST Net0.000021850.00000770
288Matrix Telecom0.000020200.00000712
289Show-Me Long Distance0.000020080.00000707
290Working Assets0.000018470.00000651
291T-NET (Cable & Wireless)0.000018000.00000634
292NTS Communications/GMW Co.0.000017650.00000622
293Asia International Services Corp.0.000017570.00000619
294Touch 1 Communications0.000016790.00000591
295TELECOM WEST0.000016320.00000575
296Teleport Communications Group0.000014550.00000513
299AUC Communications0.000014080.00000496
301Call America of Riverside0.000013690.00000482
302Sprint Canada, Inc.0.000013570.00000478
303LA CONEXION FAMILIAR, INC.0.000013340.00000470
304EqualNet Corp.0.000012940.00000456
305BMG/TELEMANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (BMG)0.000012940.00000456
306MID ATLANTIC TELECOM0.000012670.00000446
307National Network Corp.0.000011810.00000416
308Primus (Primus Telecommunications)0.000011340.00000399
309Hi-Rim Communications0.000011060.00000390
310Independent Network Services0.000010830.00000381
311The Phone Co.0.000010590.00000373
312Century Telecommunications0.000010590.00000373
313Roseville Telephone Co.0.000010470.00000369
315AmeriVision Communications0.000009920.00000350
316Call Savers0.000009880.00000348
317Valu-Line of Amarillo0.000009810.00000345
318AT&T Canada Long Distance Services Co.0.000009690.00000341
319TTE OF CHARLESTON0.000009690.00000341
320Telec Inc.0.000009650.00000340
321Coastal Long Distance Services0.000009570.00000337
322A & N Telecom0.000009060.00000319
323PDQ Communications Source0.000008790.00000309
324Hi-Plains NTS Communications0.000008430.00000297
325EGLOBE INC dba INTL.800 TELECOM dba TELECAL0.000008430.00000297
326ADDTEL Communications (SA Tel)0.000007650.00000269
327DTG Communications0.000007410.00000261
328Access Services dba Pacific NW Telecom0.000007410.00000261
329Uni Dial0.000007220.00000254
330Questar InfoComm0.000007100.00000250
331Century Long Distance0.000007060.00000249
332Southwestern Bell Telephone0.000006860.00000242
333Pacific Bell Interactive Media0.000006750.00000238
334Nationwide Emergency Telecomm. System0.000006550.00000231
335GCI Globalcom0.000006350.00000224
336Priority One Long Distance0.000005880.00000207
337North County Communications Corp.0.000005770.00000203
338Souris River Telecommunications0.000005770.00000203
339National Telephone Communications0.000005690.00000200
340RSL COM U.S.A.0.000005690.00000200
341North American Telephone Network, Inc.0.000005610.00000198
342USN Communications0.000005490.00000193
343Extelcom dba Express Tel0.000005410.00000191
344Telecom Affiliates0.000005300.00000187
345Advanced Telecommunications Network0.000005300.00000187
346Global Tone Communications0.000005220.00000184
347US TeleServices0.000005100.00000180
348CCC Communications Corp. (Z-TEL, Inc.)0.000005100.00000180
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350Westcom Long Distance0.000004860.00000171
351L.D. Network, Inc.0.000004670.00000164
352FiberNet Telemanagement0.000004430.00000156
353Alternative Long Distance dba Money Savers0.000003920.00000138
354Dial Long Distance Billing Svcs.0.000003880.00000137
355Interstate Telecom Svcs.0.000003770.00000133
357Call Technology Corp. of Philadelphia0.000003650.00000128
358National Fibernet, Inc.0.000003570.00000126
359Nuestra Telefonica0.000003530.00000124
360Fiberline Network Communications0.000003410.00000120
361Affiliated Telecom Svcs.0.000003410.00000120
362WCS Operators0.000003220.00000113
363Microvoice Applications0.000003220.00000113
364orldCom dba Touch One Long Distance0.000003180.00000112
365B.R. Communications0.000003100.00000109
366Public Phone0.000002980.00000105
367American Discount Telecommunications0.000002940.00000104
368Budget Call Long Distance0.000002940.00000104
370U.S. Net0.000002860.00000101
371Thrifty Call0.000002820.00000099
372Farmers Long Distance0.000002780.00000098
373KRB Telecom0.000002750.00000097
374Fones West Digital Systems0.000002670.00000094
375Hertz Technologies0.000002630.00000093
376Vista Group International0.000002550.00000090
377Digital Network Services0.000002550.00000090
378U.S. Fibercom0.000002550.00000090
379Aliant Systems0.000002430.00000086
380CellToll Corp.0.000002390.00000084
381METRONET Long Distance Communications0.000002270.00000080
383United Telephone Long Distance0.000001960.00000069
385ProCom, Inc.0.000001920.00000068
387Escondido Telephone Co.0.000001880.00000066
388HOTEL CONNECT0.000001840.00000065
389International Telecommunication Corp.0.000001800.00000064
390America One Communications0.000001650.00000058
391Tel-Optic, Inc. dba Universal Network Services0.000001530.00000054
392Pacific Bell Communications0.000001530.00000054
393U.S. Communications0.000001490.00000053
394The Furst Group0.000001410.00000050
395Easton Telecom Services0.000001330.00000047
396NTS/HI-PLAINS/MIDCOM AZ0.000001290.00000046
397Telecom One0.000001260.00000044
398U S West Long Distance0.000001260.00000044
399Voice Technology Corp0.000001220.00000043
400Comwest Communications0.000001100.00000039
401Telephone Assoc. dba Thief River Falls LD0.000001100.00000039
402Horry Telephone Long Distance0.000001100.00000039
403INFO-TEL COMMUNICATIONS0.000001060.00000037
404BC Tel0.000001020.00000036
405ONE-2-ONE Communications0.000001020.00000036
406Pacific Gateway Exchange0.000001020.00000036
407Long Distance Network0.000001020.00000036
408Motorola Inc.0.000001020.00000036
409Star Telecommunications0.000001020.00000036
410National Telephone Exchange (PA)0.000000980.00000035
411Economy Telephone0.000000940.00000033
412North State Telephone Long Distance Co.0.000000940.00000033
413National Tele-Sav Inc.0.000000900.00000032
414SouthWest United Communication0.000000900.00000032
415Central Telephone Co.0.000000900.00000032
416American Long Distance Corp.0.000000900.00000032
417Phoenix Network0.000000860.00000030
418First Data Resources, Inc.0.000000860.00000030
419Trans National Communications0.000000820.00000029
420United Telephone Co. dba TELAMERICA L.D.0.000000820.00000029
421Telaplex Long Distance0.000000820.00000029
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422National Brands dba Sharenet Communications0.000000780.00000028
423People's Telephone0.000000780.00000028
424LECNet, Inc.0.000000750.00000026
425NOS Communications0.000000750.00000026
426Empire One Telecommunications0.000000670.00000023
427United States Cellular0.000000670.00000023
428Associated Telenet0.000000670.00000023
429Innovative Telecom0.000000630.00000022
430RCN Long Distance0.000000630.00000022
431North American Digicom Corp.0.000000630.00000022
432Discount Long Distance of America0.000000590.00000021
433Blue Mountain Cellular dba CellularOne0.000000590.00000021
434ARRIVA Communications0.000000590.00000021
435TMC Long Distance dba Cherry Communications0.000000550.00000019
436American Long Distance Exchange0.000000550.00000019
437TelVue Corp.0.000000550.00000019
438Frontier Communications International0.000000550.00000019
439KDD America, Inc.0.000000510.00000018
440Preferred Telecom0.000000510.00000018
441MEANS Telcom0.000000510.00000018
442HSS Vending Distributors0.000000510.00000018
443Alo-USA Corp.0.000000510.00000018
444Nationwide Long Distance0.000000470.00000017
445U S P & C, Inc.0.000000470.00000017
446Low Country Carrier dba Hargray L.D. Co.0.000000470.00000017
447Call America/Palm Desert0.000000430.00000015
448Select Communications0.000000430.00000015
449Chautauqua & Erie Communications0.000000430.00000015
450Poka-Lambro Telecommunications0.000000430.00000015
452International Telcom, Ltd0.000000390.00000014
454Association Communications0.000000390.00000014
455Ben Lomand Communications0.000000390.00000014
456Sprint Local Telecommunications Division0.000000350.00000012
457American Fiber Com0.000000350.00000012
458INFO-TEL, Inc.0.000000350.00000012
459USP Communications0.000000350.00000012
460PBC Long Distance0.000000350.00000012
461Advanced Telecommunications0.000000350.00000012
462Advanced Telecom, Inc.0.000000310.00000011
463U.S. Republic Communications0.000000310.00000011
466Sam's Discount Long Distance0.000000270.00000010
467ARC Networks0.000000270.00000010
468VALU-LINE OF ANGLETON0.000000270.00000010
469Michigan Independent Network0.000000270.00000010
470Valley Telephone Long Distance0.000000270.00000010
471Scherers Communications Group0.000000240.00000008
472Heritage Communications0.000000240.00000008
473Friendship Long Distance0.000000240.00000008
474Interstate Operators0.000000240.00000008
476Mountainview Communications0.000000200.00000007
477BT North America0.000000200.00000007
478The Basico Group0.000000200.00000007
479Colorado River Communications0.000000200.00000007
480National Fiber Com0.000000200.00000007
481J B Operators0.000000200.00000007
482Westel Telecommunications, Ltd.0.000000200.00000007
483Atlas Communications & Telephone C.D.0.000000200.00000007
484Northern Communications0.000000200.00000007
486RANGER TELECOMMUNICATIONS0.000000160.00000006
488Standard TelCom0.000000160.00000006
490OPTICOM ONE CALL0.000000160.00000006
491Savemore Network0.000000160.00000006
492Northern Arizona Communications Corp.0.000000160.00000006
493Associated Network Partners0.000000160.00000006
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494Standard Long Distance0.000000160.00000006
495ABCO Communications0.000000160.00000006
496Global Com0.000000160.00000006
497Oneonta Telephone Co.0.000000160.00000006
498360° Long Distance0.000000160.00000006
499Verizon Select Services0.000000160.00000006
500ITC Networks of Utah0.000000160.00000006
501Southern New England Telephone (SNET)0.000000160.00000006
504Fairview Telecom0.000000120.00000004
505Long Distance Assistance0.000000120.00000004
506Progressive National Telephone Co.0.000000120.00000004
507Northwest Telecom0.000000120.00000004
508Comtel Tech0.000000120.00000004
509Metro One Telecommunications0.000000120.00000004
510Commonwealth Telecom, Inc.0.000000120.00000004
511Bethany Telecom0.000000120.00000004
512Covista, Inc.0.000000120.00000004
513NetLinx Telecommunications Corp.0.000000120.00000004
514CFW NETWORK0.000000120.00000004
515Nextel Communications0.000000120.00000004
516Mid-Com Communications0.000000120.00000004
517American Fibernet, Inc.0.000000120.00000004
518Williams Communications0.000000120.00000004
519Cellular One 800 & Long Distance Services0.000000120.00000004
520Telephone Systems of Georgia0.000000120.00000004
521TeleCable Corp.0.000000080.00000003
523Valu-Line of St. Joseph0.000000080.00000003
524Bluegrass Long Distance0.000000080.00000003
525OCOM Long Distance0.000000080.00000003
526Vortel Communications0.000000080.00000003
527BKC Telecommunications0.000000080.00000003
528Gala Communications0.000000080.00000003
529Digital Communications0.000000080.00000003
530World Wide Connect0.000000080.00000003
531Telephone Support Systems0.000000080.00000003
532The Switchboard0.000000080.00000003
533Econ-A-Call Inc. of Hays0.000000080.00000003
534Metro Telecomm. Svcs.0.000000080.00000003
535Diamond Communications0.000000080.00000003
536Long Distance by Cellular One0.000000080.00000003
537Econocom Long Distance0.000000080.00000003
538Genesis Communications Int'l0.000000080.00000003
539Infonet Long Distance0.000000080.00000003
540Tel-Central of Jefferson City0.000000080.00000003
541Chibardun Telephone Cooperative0.000000080.00000003
542Guam Telephone Authority0.000000080.00000003
543International Telemedia Associates0.000000080.00000003
545Standard Communications Inc. dba SCI0.000000080.00000003
546Partners Telecom0.000000080.00000003
547Sisk Communications0.000000080.00000003
548Telecommunications Consultants0.000000080.00000003
549Valley Star-Tel0.000000080.00000003
550Western Telenet0.000000080.00000003
551Willamette Valley Telecom0.000000080.00000003
552GTE Telephone Operations0.000000080.00000003
553Communication TeleSystems Intl. (CTS)0.000000080.00000003
554OCOM Corp.0.000000080.00000003
555UI Long Distance0.000000040.00000001
556Federal TransTel, Inc. (FTT)0.000000040.00000001
557St. Pierre Communication Network0.000000040.00000001
558Rainier Cable0.000000040.00000001
559Network Billing & Collection0.000000040.00000001
560Fastline Communication Network0.000000040.00000001
561TeleHub Communications Corp.0.000000040.00000001
562Future Connect0.000000040.00000001
563Regency Long Distance0.000000040.00000001
564Telephone Express0.000000040.00000001
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566Cincinnati Bell Telephone0.000000040.00000001
567HTC Communications0.000000040.00000001
568American Consultants Alliance0.000000040.00000001
569Branson Telephone0.000000040.00000001
570Community Long Distance0.000000040.00000001
571Digi-Cell, Inc.0.000000040.00000001
573Island Tel, PEI0.000000040.00000001
574London Telecom Network Corp.0.000000040.00000001
575Meridian Telecom0.000000040.00000001
576NETWORK ONE0.000000040.00000001
577Northland Telephone Systems0.000000040.00000001
578PBT Communications0.000000040.00000001
579TCAST Communications, Inc.0.000000040.00000001
580Telecon Communications Corp.0.000000040.00000001
581TELEFONICA LARGA DISTANCIA0.000000040.00000001
582TLD DE PUERTO RICO0.000000040.00000001
583TransWorld Network Corp.0.000000040.00000001
584U.S.Fiberline Communications0.000000040.00000001
585WBC Communications, Inc.0.000000040.00000001
586WORLD-WIDE TELCO0.000000040.00000001
587American Communications Technology0.000000040.00000001
588Western Telephone & Television0.000000040.00000001
589Cimco Communications0.000000040.00000001
590Cellular XL Associates0.000000040.00000001
591CityNet Communications0.000000040.00000001
592Future Telephone Communications0.000000040.00000001
593Network Technologies0.000000040.00000001
594Voyager Networks0.000000040.00000001
595DIGITRAN CORP.0.000000040.00000001
596CP-Tel Network Services, Inc.0.000000040.00000001
597CommNet Cellular0.000000040.00000001
598Carrier Concepts International Corp.0.000000040.00000001
599Intelenet Commission0.000000040.00000001
600METRO TELEPHONE0.000000040.00000001
601U.S. TELE-COMM, INC.0.000000040.00000001
602Citizens Long Distance0.000000040.00000001
603TLD, Inc.0.000000040.00000001
604Ameritech Communications0.000000040.00000001
605BizTel Long Distance Telephone Co.0.000000040.00000001
606Redwood Long Distance0.000000040.00000001
607Contact America0.000000040.00000001
608MID MCND dba MIDCOM Communications0.000000040.00000001
609Off Campus Communications0.000000040.00000001
610Consolidated Comm. Public Services0.000000040.00000001
611Beehive Telephone Co.0.000000040.00000001
612Hawaiian Telephone Co. (GTE)0.000000040.00000001
613Tel Serve0.000000040.00000001
614Ray-Tel, Inc.0.000000040.00000001

28. In Appendix C, the Commission identified the payors and designated the monthly per-payphone compensation amounts for the Post-Intermediate Period, beginning April 21, 1999.

Appendix C.—Post-Intermediate Period Allocation List

1AT&T Communications33.69552735$11.96865132
5Global Crossing Telecommunications7.151069422.54005986
8ILEC 2.192.190000000.77788800
9Cable & Wireless0.874725810.31070261
10Global Crossing0.731438400.25980692
11Frontier Communications Services0.679823110.24147317
12Broadwing Communications Services Inc.0.605735600.21515729
13Telco Communications Group dba Dial & Save0.573312180.20364049
14Touch America, Inc.0.525568460.18668192
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15IDT Corp.0.464870550.16512202
16Business Telecom, Inc. (BTI)0.415294920.14751276
17LCI International0.385085030.13678220
19PT-1 Communications0.192351820.06832337
21One Call Communications0.164356480.05837942
22ATX Telecommunications Services0.162316520.05765483
23Excel Telecommunications0.116541720.04139562
24DeltaCom L.D.S.0.112056940.03980263
25Network Plus0.092001600.03267897
26Long Distance of Michigan (LDMI)0.091244660.03241010
28Switched Service Communications0.082827800.02942043
29Intermedia Communications0.082021640.02913409
30VERIZON (not Verizon IntraLATA—LEC)0.075396380.02678080
31Total-Tel USA0.064606270.02294815
32Tel America0.052666060.01870698
33One Star Long Distance0.050751530.01802694
34The CommuniGroup Of KC0.045476810.01615336
35Tandem Access for Database Query0.043602700.01548768
36American Long Lines0.041593770.01477411
37Logix Communications0.041397430.01470437
38Bell Atlantic Communications0.041369670.01469451
40NETECH Comm. (US West)0.038755920.01376610
41US WATS0.029900790.01062076
42Cooperative Communications0.024825440.00881800
43Pac-West Telecomm dba AmeriCall0.023913890.00849421
44Global Crossing Telemanagement0.021927010.00778847
45Capital Telecommunications0.020782090.00738180
46Broadwing Telecommunications Inc.0.019934130.00708060
47South Carolina Network0.018291310.00649707
48ACC Long Distance Corp.0.017413760.00618537
49Cincinnati Bell Long Distance0.016607660.00589904
50Long Distance Savers0.016500780.00586108
51First Communications0.014970190.00531741
52TXU Communications0.014218000.00505023
53Southwestern Bell Telephone0.014077120.00500019
54TCAST Communications, Inc.0.013113370.00465787
55Shared Communications Services0.013002930.00461864
56ITC DeltaCom Communications0.012990030.00461406
57I-Link Communications0.012747030.00452774
58Birch Telecom0.012290390.00436555
59Williams Communications0.011972430.00425261
60CTS Telcom of Florida0.011896640.00422569
62US Xchange0.009984480.00354649
64IDS Long Distance0.009487360.00336991
65Long Distance Management0.008692850.00308770
66Long Distance Telephone Savers0.008398790.00298325
67Long Distance Discount0.007755200.00275465
68Powercom Corp.0.007556070.00268392
69GST Telecom0.007368410.00261726
70Westinghouse Electric Corp.0.007254400.00257676
72Norlight Telecommunications0.006676200.00237138
74Frontier Communications Int'l, Inc.0.006300400.00223790
75Austin Bestline0.006179850.00219508
76Electric Lightwave0.006013770.00213609
77Eastern Telephone Systems0.005673340.00201517
79US Link Long Distance0.005261810.00186900
81Williams Local Network0.004959010.00176144
82Southwestern Bell Comms. Svcs. dba Pacific Bell L.D.0.004840960.00171951
83GCI Globalcom0.004782770.00169884
84Atlantic Cell. dba Long Distance by Cellular One0.004529780.00160898
85XO Communications0.004495890.00159694
86Arcada Communications0.004231730.00150311
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88RSL COM U.S.A.0.003793520.00134746
89The CommuniGroup0.003597060.00127768
90Chadwick Telephone0.003547780.00126017
91General Communication0.003525250.00125217
92CapRock Telemanagement0.003501360.00124368
93Iowa Communications Network0.003479360.00123587
94FOX COMMUNICATIONS CORP.0.003055480.00108531
95Capsule Communications0.002949910.00104781
96COMMUNICATIONS OPTIONS0.002945030.00104608
97Coast to Coast Telecommunications0.002791910.00099169
98Cypress Telecommunications Corp. (Cytel)0.002527270.00089769
99GST ACTION TELECOM0.002405530.00085444
100Americall Communications0.002212220.00078578
101KTNT Communications0.001941400.00068959
102VarTec Telecom0.001921730.00068260
103Network One0.001831670.00065061
104QCC, Inc.0.001737570.00061719
105Valuline Long Distance0.001715460.00060933
106Concord Telephone Long Distance0.001552470.00055144
107INFO-TEL COMMUNICATIONS0.001428830.00050752
108ProCom, Inc.0.001391910.00049441
109AT&T EasyLink Services0.001390900.00049405
110RCC Network0.001362190.00048385
111Digital Telecommunications0.001111400.00039477
112Midco Communications0.001111220.00039471
113United Communications0.001022000.00036301
114Off Campus Telecommunications0.000965650.00034300
115WorldCom dba Touch One Long Distance0.000945970.00033601
116BN1 Telecommunications0.000926590.00032913
117Ionex Telecommunications0.000854190.00030341
118TresCom U.S.A.0.000796120.00028278
119American Telco0.000793920.00028200
120Feist Long Distance0.000767580.00027265
121Citizens Communications0.000751590.00026697
122Atlantic Connections0.000750110.00026644
124Sunshine Telephone Inc. dba SUNTEL0.000689830.00024503
125PaeTec Communications0.000625870.00022231
126Consolidated Comm. Public Services0.000618380.00021965
127Voice Technology Corp0.000555140.00019718
130Midcom of Arizona, Inc0.000536470.00019055
131American Telesource International0.000494500.00017565
133Long Distance/USA (Sprint)0.000448560.00015933
135Mon-Cre Long Distance0.000371930.00013211
136Global Crossing Bandwidth0.000336860.00011965
137Uni-Tel of Farmington0.000306900.00010901
138EMI Communications Corp.0.000305480.00010851
139Shoreham Telephone0.000302090.00010730
140First Financial Management Corp.0.000288420.00010245
141Access Point0.000286630.00010181
142Questar InfoComm0.000257150.00009134
143Switch 20000.000252040.00008952
144Union Telephone Co.0.000237350.00008431
145Florida Digital Network0.000227070.00008066
146Motorola Inc.0.000208110.00007392
147Baystar Satellite Paging0.000191290.00006795
148NTS Communications/GMW Co.0.000187780.00006670
149VarTec Telecom dba Clear Choice Communications0.000184810.00006564
150AT&T Global Network Services (AGNS)0.000177730.00006313
151NTS Communications0.000168880.00005999
152Time Warner0.000161510.00005737
154Full Service Network0.000146700.00005211
155Primus (Primus Telecommunications)0.000144450.00005131
157ALLTEL Communications, Inc.0.000142370.00005057
158AT&T Canada Long Distance Services Co.0.000138800.00004930
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159GTE Communications Corp.0.000126910.00004508
160TELUS Communications (Edmonton)0.000114960.00004083
161Telecom*USA (MCI)0.000114490.00004067
163NATIONAL Telecom of Florida0.000105810.00003758
164POPP Telcom0.000103730.00003684
165BC Tel0.000092430.00003283
166U.S. Long Distance0.000092310.00003279
167Tel Serve0.000086490.00003072
168Oncor Communications0.000076380.00002713
169CEO Telecommunications Star Telecommunica0.000071450.00002538
170Tele-Sys., Inc.0.000069010.00002451
171IPS Telecom0.000065090.00002312
172Teleport Communications Group0.000063900.00002270
173American Express Travel Related Services0.000052900.00001879
174POPP Telecom0.000050760.00001803
175Coastal Long Distance Services0.000047200.00001676
176Fibernet Telecommunications0.000047020.00001670
177Yavapai Telephone Exchange0.000043450.00001543
178Advanced Mkg. Svcs. dba Dial Anywhere0.000041550.00001476
179American Telecommunications Enterprises0.000040660.00001444
181Touch America Services0.000038640.00001372
182Canby Telephone Association0.000037870.00001345
184STAR TELECOM/ALLSTAR0.000031740.00001127
185Iowa Network Services0.000030320.00001077
186Alliance Group Services0.000025920.00000921
187SBC Long Distance0.000025620.00000910
188Cleartel Communications0.000025500.00000906
189Interloop, Inc.0.000025030.00000889
190Incomnet Communications Corp.0.000023420.00000832
191PSA, Inc.0.000021280.00000756
192United Telephone Co.0.000020450.00000726
193U.S. Net0.000020030.00000712
194NetLinx Telecommunications Corp.0.000019020.00000676
195Cherry Communications0.000018070.00000642
196Systems 10000.000015510.00000551
197Sprint Canada, Inc.0.000015040.00000534
198Valu-Line of Longview0.000013910.00000494
199Baltimore-Washington Telephone0.000013790.00000490
200Parkway Communications0.000011830.00000420
201CellToll Corp.0.000010220.00000363
202MTS Communications0.000009630.00000342
203Matrix Telecom0.000009150.00000325
204Eastern Telecom dba InterQuest0.000008980.00000319
205Century Telecommunications0.000008860.00000315
206Star Tel, Inc.0.000008620.00000306
208Deluxe Data Systems0.000007610.00000270
209Light Link Inc dba Taylor Comm. Grp.0.000007370.00000262
210West Coast Telecommunications0.000007130.00000253
211Pacific Bell Communications0.000006840.00000243
212Horry Telephone Long Distance0.000006420.00000228
213Phoenix Network0.000006420.00000228
214Westcom Long Distance0.000006300.00000224
215Escondido Telephone Co.0.000006180.00000220
216WorldCom Technologies0.000005650.00000201
217Intl.800 Telecom dba Telecall Long Dist. (EGLOBE)0.000005650.00000201
219Nationwide Communications0.000004930.00000175
220Coastal Telephone Co.0.000004930.00000175
221Access Long Distance0.000004700.00000167
223Genesis Communications Int'l0.000004640.00000165
224Gulf Long Distance0.000004400.00000156
225Hi-Plains NTS Communications0.000004280.00000152
226ARRIVA Communications0.000004220.00000150
227Network Operator Services0.000004040.00000144
228American Network Exchange (AMNEX)0.000003570.00000127
229Pilgrim Telephone0.000003570.00000127
230Southern New England Telephone (SNET)0.000003510.00000125
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231Long Distance Wholesale Club (Excel)0.000003450.00000122
232Low Country Carrier dba Hargray L.D. Co.0.000003090.00000110
233People's Telephone0.000002790.00000099
234NOS Communications0.000002730.00000097
235North State Telephone Long Distance Co.0.000002620.00000093
236Star Tel Transmission Co.0.000002560.00000091
237Frontier Communications-North Central Region0.000002500.00000089
238Call Savers0.000002500.00000089
239Century Long Distance0.000002500.00000089
240Souris River Telecommunications0.000002500.00000089
241SouthWest United Communication0.000002500.00000089
242Wholesale Telecom Corp.0.000002500.00000089
243Uni Dial0.000002320.00000082
245ITC Networks0.000002200.00000078
246Eclipse Communications0.000002080.00000074
248EGLOBE INC dba INTL.800 TELECOM dba TELECAL0.000001780.00000063
250Long Distance Network0.000001720.00000061
251Dial Long Distance Billing Svcs.0.000001660.00000059
252Fones West Digital Systems0.000001660.00000059
253Home Long Distance0.000001660.00000059
254Call America of Riverside0.000001600.00000057
255Aliant Systems0.000001600.00000057
256USN Communications0.000001370.00000049
257HSS Vending Distributors0.000001310.00000046
258Chautauqua & Erie Communications0.000001310.00000046
259Star Tel Victoria0.000001310.00000046
261The Phone Co.0.000001190.00000042
263Apple Communications0.000001130.00000040
264Convergent Communications0.000001070.00000038
265EqualNet Corp.0.000001070.00000038
266Central Telephone Co.0.000001010.00000036
267KRB Telecom0.000000950.00000034
268Ben Lomand Communications0.000000830.00000030
269Valu-Line of Amarillo0.000000770.00000027
270Econo. Call Long Distance Services0.000000650.00000023
271Public Phone0.000000650.00000023
272United States Cellular0.000000650.00000023
273PBC Long Distance0.000000650.00000023
274Alo-USA Corp.0.000000590.00000021
275USLink Long Distance0.000000530.00000019
276Show-Me Long Distance0.000000530.00000019
277Farmers Long Distance0.000000530.00000019
278Interlink Telecommunications0.000000480.00000017
279Fiberline Network Communications0.000000480.00000017
280TelVue Corp.0.000000480.00000017
281Association Communications0.000000480.00000017
282American Tel Enterprises0.000000480.00000017
283Integrated Systems Corp.0.000000420.00000015
284L.D. Services0.000000420.00000015
285United Telephone Co. dba TELAMERICA L.D.0.000000420.00000015
286Colorado River Communications0.000000420.00000015
287Metro One Telecommunications0.000000420.00000015
288Frontier Communications of the Great Lakes0.000000360.00000013
289Working Assets0.000000360.00000013
290Brooks Fiber Communications (WorldCom)0.000000300.00000011
292American Tel Group0.000000300.00000011
293Call America0.000000300.00000011
294Caribbean Telecommunications Consortium0.000000300.00000011
295International Telephone Corp.0.000000300.00000011
297Verizon Select Services0.000000300.00000011
298BizTel Long Distance Telephone Co.0.000000300.00000011
299Cameron Long Distance0.000000300.00000011
300STARTEC, Inc.0.000000300.00000011
301Athena International0.000000240.00000008
302Telephone Assoc. Long Distance Svcs.0.000000240.00000008
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303Home Owners L.D. dba HOLD Billing Svcs.0.000000240.00000008
304Extelcom dba Express Tel0.000000240.00000008
306Easton Telecom Services0.000000240.00000008
307National Brands dba Sharenet Communications0.000000240.00000008
308Heart of Iowa Communications0.000000240.00000008
309Consolidated Network0.000000180.00000006
310BMG/TELEMANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (BMG)0.000000180.00000006
311Telecom Affiliates0.000000180.00000006
312Vista Group International0.000000180.00000006
313OCOM Long Distance0.000000180.00000006
314Marietta Fibernet0.000000180.00000006
315NYNEX Long Distance0.000000180.00000006
316Intercontinental Communications Group (ICG)0.000000120.00000004
318U. S. Link0.000000120.00000004
319Tele Tech0.000000120.00000004
320TCA Long Distance0.000000120.00000004
321Intel Communications0.000000120.00000004
322AUC Communications0.000000120.00000004
323AmeriVision Communications0.000000120.00000004
324OPTICOM ONE CALL0.000000120.00000004
325ABCO Communications0.000000120.00000004
326MID SEA dba MIDCOM COMMUNICATIONS0.000000120.00000004
327PBT Communications0.000000120.00000004
329Hotel America0.000000120.00000004
330Lexington Telephone Long Distance0.000000120.00000004
331Worldlink Long Distance0.000000120.00000004
332CTS dba WorldXChange0.000000120.00000004
333AirTouch Cellular0.000000120.00000004
334VTA, Inc.0.000000120.00000004
335US Long Distance0.000000060.00000002
336GST Call America0.000000060.00000002
337Valu-Line of Kansas0.000000060.00000002
338Action Telcom Co.0.000000060.00000002
339Amerinet Communications0.000000060.00000002
340Connect Americom Corp.0.000000060.00000002
341IntelCom Group0.000000060.00000002
342DeltaCom Long Distance Services0.000000060.00000002
343ComCentral dba Southnet Services0.000000060.00000002
344Lucky Dog Phone Co.0.000000060.00000002
345Manitoba Telephone System0.000000060.00000002
346Telephone Communications Corp.0.000000060.00000002
347Asia International Services Corp.0.000000060.00000002
348Touch 1 Communications0.000000060.00000002
350LA CONEXION FAMILIAR, INC.0.000000060.00000002
351TTE OF CHARLESTON0.000000060.00000002
352Advanced Telecommunications Network0.000000060.00000002
353American Discount Telecommunications0.000000060.00000002
354METRONET Long Distance Communications0.000000060.00000002
355Tel-Optic, Inc. dba Universal Network Services0.000000060.00000002
356American Long Distance Corp.0.000000060.00000002
357RCN Long Distance0.000000060.00000002
358TMC Long Distance dba Cherry Communications0.000000060.00000002
359KDD America, Inc.0.000000060.00000002
360Startec Global Operating Co.0.000000060.00000002
361Westel Telecommunications, Ltd.0.000000060.00000002
362ITC Networks of Utah0.000000060.00000002
363Nextel Communications0.000000060.00000002
365Communication TeleSystems Intl.0.000000060.00000002
366TLD DE PUERTO RICO0.000000060.00000002
367American Communications Technology0.000000060.00000002
368Hawaiian Telephone Co. (GTE)0.000000060.00000002
369TRT Telecommunications Corp.0.000000060.00000002
370Allcomm Long Distance0.000000060.00000002
371Beauzile Devereux Communications0.000000060.00000002
372CCT (California Catalog and Technology)0.000000060.00000002
373H.G. Telecom0.000000060.00000002
374Long Distance Direct0.000000060.00000002
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375O.L.C. Co.0.000000060.00000002
376Plant Long Distance Co.0.000000060.00000002
377Skycomm Technologies0.000000060.00000002
378Tri-Rural Independent Operations0.000000060.00000002
379Quest Telecommunications0.000000060.00000002
380American Lightwave Communications0.000000060.00000002
381Diversified Communications0.000000060.00000002
382Metropolitan Telecommunications0.000000060.00000002
383Monroe Telephone Co. dba Monroe Area Comm0.000000060.00000002
384Plains Cooperative Telephone Association0.000000060.00000002
386World Pass Communications Corp.0.000000060.00000002
387Econ-o-Call, Inc.0.000000060.00000002
388Fiberlink Communications Corp0.000000060.00000002
389Wisconsin Communications Network0.000000060.00000002
390JAS Networks0.000000060.00000002
391LAKES STATES COMM0.000000060.00000002
393Opticall Communications Services0.000000060.00000002
394Bell Canada0.000000060.00000002
395Enhanced Services Billing0.000000060.00000002
396Innovative Communications0.000000060.00000002
397Consolidated Communications Network0.000000060.00000002
398Southwestern Bell Comms. Svcs. dba Ameritech0.000000060.00000002
399Viatel, Inc.0.000000060.00000002
400Nexus Communications0.000000060.00000002
401Net Communications Corp.0.000000060.00000002
402Communication Services of Colorado0.000000060.00000002
403Frontier Local Services0.000000060.00000002
404Omni Communications0.000000060.00000002
405Total Media Technologies, Inc.0.000000060.00000002
406Centennial De Puerto Rico0.000000060.00000002
407Massena Telephone Co.0.000000060.00000002
408Paradise Communications0.000000060.00000002
409LDC Telecommunications Co.0.000000060.00000002

Paperwork Reduction Act Analysis

29. This Order was analyzed with respect to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. It contains no new or modified information collections subject to Office of Management and Budget review.

Supplemental Final Regulatory Flexibility Act Analysis

30. As required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 603, an Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) was provided in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in CC Docket No. 96-128, 61 FR 31481, June 20, 1996. The Commission sought written public comment on the proposals in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, including comment on the IRFA. A Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (FRFA) was provided in the First Report and Order, 61 FR 52307, October 7, 1996, the First Reconsideration Order, 61 FR 65341, December 12, 1996, the Second Report and Order, 62 FR 58659, October 30, 1997, the Third Report and Order, 64 FR 13701, March 22, 1999, and the Fourth Reconsideration Order, 67 FR 9610, March 4, 2002.

31. This present Supplemental FRFA conforms to the RFA, as amended. See 5 U.S.C. 604. The RFA, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., has been amended by the Contract with America Advancement Act of 1996, Public Law No. 104-121, 110 Stat. 847 (1996) (CWAA). Title II of the CWAA is the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA).

32. To the extent that any statement in this Supplemental FRFA is perceived as creating ambiguity with respect to Commission rules or statements made in the sections of the Order preceding the Supplemental FRFA, the rules and statements set forth in those preceding sections are controlling.

Need for, and Objectives of, the Rules

33. In adopting section 276 in 1996, Public Law No. 104-104, 110 Stat. 56 (1996) (codified at 47 U.S.C. 276), Congress mandated inter alia that the Commission “establish a per call compensation plan to ensure that all payphone service providers are fairly compensated for each and every completed intrastate and interstate call using their payphone. * * *” In this Order, the Commission redetermined certain aspects of the per-payphone compensation to be paid to payphone service providers (PSPs) pursuant to the remand by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Illinois, 117 F.3d. at 555. To implement the remand, the Commission calculated a per-call allocation for each carrier and clarified the manner in which the true up and offset procedures are to be applied to determine refunds and overpayments.

Summary of Significant Issues Raised by Public Comments in Response to the FRFA

34. The Commission received no comments in direct response to the FRFA in the Fourth Reconsideration Order. The Commission believes that the rules as adopted in this Order minimize the burdens of the per-payphone compensation procedure to the benefit of all parties, including small entities. See “Steps Taken to Minimize Significant Economic Impact on Small Entities, and Significant Alternatives Considered,” infra. Start Printed Page 71887

Description and Estimate of the Number of Small Entities to which Rules Will Apply

35. The RFA directs agencies to provide a description of, and an estimate of, the number of small entities that may be affected by the rules adopted herein, where feasible. 5 U.S.C. 604(a)(3). The RFA generally defines “small entity” as having the same meaning as the terms “small business,” “small organization,” and “small governmental jurisdiction.” 5 U.S.C. 601(6). In addition, the term “small business” has the same meaning as the term “small business concern” under the Small Business Act, unless the Commission has developed one or more definitions that are more appropriate to its activities. 5 U.S.C. 601(3) (incorporating by reference the definition of “small business concern” in 5 U.S.C. 632). Under the Small Business Act, a “small business concern” is one that: (1) Is independently owned and operated; (2) is not dominant in its field of operation; and (3) meets any additional criteria established by the Small Business Administration (SBA). 5 U.S.C. 632. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 601(3), the statutory definition of a small business applies “unless an agency after consultation with the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration and after opportunity for public comment, establishes one or more definitions of such term which are appropriate to the activities of the agency and publishes such definition in the Federal Register.”

36. The Commission included small incumbent LECs in this RFA analysis. As noted above, a “small business” under the RFA is one that, inter alia, meets the pertinent small business size standard (e.g., a telephone communications business having 1,500 or fewer employees), and “is not dominant in its field of operation.” 5 U.S.C. 601(3). The SBA's Office of Advocacy contends that, for RFA purposes, small incumbent LECs are not dominant in their field of operation because any such dominance is not “national” in scope. See letter from Jere W. Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, SBA, to Chairman William E. Kennard, FCC (May 27, 1999). The Small Business Act contains a definition of “small business concern,” which the RFA incorporates into its own definition of “small business.” See 5 U.S.C. 632(a) (Small Business Act); 5 U.S.C. 601(3) (RFA). SBA regulations interpret “small business concern” to include the concept of dominance on a national basis. 13 CFR 121.102(b). The Commission therefore included small incumbent LECs in this RFA analysis, although the Commission emphasizes that this RFA action has no effect on the Commission's analyses and determinations in other, non-RFA contexts.

37. Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers. Neither the Commission nor the SBA has developed a specific size standard for small providers of incumbent local exchange services. The closest applicable size standard under the SBA rules is for Wired Telecommunications Carriers. Under that size standard, such a business is small if it has 1,500 or fewer employees. 13 CFR 121.201, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 513310. According to the most recent Telephone Trends Report data, 1,329 incumbent local exchange carriers (LECs) reported that they were engaged in the provision of local exchange services. FCC, Wireline Competition Bureau, Industry Analysis and Technology Division, Trends in Telephone Service (May 2002) (hereinafter Telephone Trends Report), Table 5.3. Of these 1,329 carriers, an estimated 1,024 have 1,500 or fewer employees and 305 have more than 1,500 employees. Id. Consequently, the Commission estimates that most providers of local exchange service are small businesses that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

38. Competitive Local Exchange Carriers or Competitive Access Providers. Neither the Commission nor the SBA has developed a size standard for small businesses specifically applicable to providers of competitive local exchange services or to competitive access providers (CAPs) or to “Other Local Exchange Carriers.” The closest applicable size standard under the SBA rules is for Wired Telecommunications Carriers. Under that SBA standard, such a business is small if it has 1,500 or fewer employees. 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 513310. According to the Commission's most recent Telephone Trends Report data, 532 companies reported that they were engaged in the provision of either competitive access provider services or competitive local exchange carrier services. Telephone Trends Report, Table 5.3. Of these 532 companies, an estimated 411 have 1,500 or fewer employees and 121 have more than 1,500 employees. Id. In addition, 55 carriers reported that they were “Other Local Exchange Carriers.” Id. Of the 55 “Other Local Exchange Carriers,” an estimated 53 have 1,500 or fewer employees and two have more than 1,500 employees. Id. Consequently, the Commission estimates that most providers of competitive local exchange service, competitive access providers, and “Other Local Exchange Carriers” are small entities that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

39. Local Resellers. The SBA has developed a size standard for small businesses within the category of Telecommunications Resellers. Under that SBA size standard, such a business is small if it has 1,500 or fewer employees. 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 513330. According to the Commission's most recent Telephone Trends Report data, 134 companies reported that they were engaged in the provision of local resale services. Telephone Trends Report, Table 5.3. Of these 134 companies, an estimated 131 have 1,500 or fewer employees and three have more than 1,500 employees. Id. Consequently, the Commission estimates that the great majority of local resellers are small entities that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

40. Toll Resellers. The SBA has developed a size standard for small businesses within the category of Telecommunications Resellers. Under that SBA size standard, such a business is small if it has 1,500 or fewer employees. 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 513330. According to the Commission's most recent Telephone Trends Report data, 576 companies reported that they were engaged in the provision of toll resale services. Telephone Trends Report, Table 5.3. Of these 576 companies, an estimated 538 have 1,500 or fewer employees and 38 have more than 1,500 employees. Id. Consequently, the Commission estimates that the great majority of toll resellers are small entities that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

41. Payphone Service Providers. Neither the Commission nor the SBA has developed a size standard for small businesses specifically applicable to payphone service providers (PSPs). The closest applicable size standard under the SBA rules is for Wired Telecommunications Carriers. Under that standard, such a business is small if it has 1,500 or fewer employees. 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 513310. According to the Commission's most recent Telephone Trends Report data, 936 PSPs reported that they were engaged in the provision of payphone services. Telephone Trends Report, Table 5.3. Of these 936 PSPs, an estimated 933 have 1,500 or fewer employees and three have more than 1,500 employees. Id. Consequently, the Start Printed Page 71888Commission estimates that the great majority of PSPs are small entities that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

42. Interexchange Carriers. Neither the Commission nor the SBA has developed a size standard for small businesses specifically applicable to providers of interexchange services. The closest applicable size standard under the SBA rules is for Wired Telecommunications Carriers. Under that standard, such a business is small if it has 1,500 or fewer employees. 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 513310. According to the most recent Telephone Trends Report data, 229 carriers reported that their primary telecommunications service activity was the provision of interexchange services. Telephone Trends Report, Table 5.3. Of these 229 carriers, an estimated 181 have 1,500 or fewer employees and 48 have more than 1,500 employees. Id. Consequently, the Commission estimates that the majority of interexchange carriers are small entities that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

43. Operator Service Providers. Neither the Commission nor the SBA has developed a size standard for small businesses specifically applicable to operator service providers. The closest applicable size standard under the SBA rules is for Wired Telecommunications Carriers. Under that standard, such a business is small if it has 1,500 or fewer employees. 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 513310. According to the Commission's most recent Telephone Trends Report data, 22 companies reported that they were engaged in the provision of operator services. Telephone Trends Report, Table 5.3. Of these 22 companies, an estimated 20 have 1,500 or fewer employees and two have more than 1,500 employees. Id. Consequently, the Commission estimates that the great majority of operator service providers are small entities that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

44. Prepaid Calling Card Providers. The SBA has developed a size standard for small businesses within the category of Telecommunications Resellers. Under that SBA size standard, such a business is small if it has 1,500 or fewer employees. 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 513330. According to the Commission's most recent Telephone Trends Report data, 32 companies reported that they were engaged in the provision of prepaid calling cards. Telephone Trends Report, Table 5.3. Of these 32 companies, an estimated 31 have 1,500 or fewer employees and one has more than 1,500 employees. Id. Consequently, the Commission estimates that the great majority of prepaid calling card providers are small entities that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

45. Satellite Service Carriers. The SBA has developed a size standard for small businesses within the category of Satellite Telecommunications. Under that SBA size standard, such a business is small if it has $12.5 million or less in average annual receipts. 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 513340. According to the Commission's most recent Telephone Trends Report data, 31 carriers reported that they were engaged in the provision of satellite services. Telephone Trends Report, Table 5.3. Of these 31 carriers, an estimated 25 have 1,500 or fewer employees and six have more than 1,500 employees. Id. Consequently, the Commission estimates that most satellite service carriers are small entities that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

46. Other Toll Carriers. Neither the Commission nor the SBA has developed a size standard for small businesses specifically applicable to “Other Toll Carriers.” This category includes toll carriers that do not fall within the categories of interexchange carriers, operator service providers, prepaid calling card providers, satellite service carriers, or toll resellers. The closest applicable size standard under the SBA rules is for Wired Telecommunications Carriers. Under that standard, such a business is small if it has 1,500 or fewer employees. 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 513310. According to the Commission's most recent Telephone Trends Report data, 42 carriers reported that they were engaged in the provision of “Other Toll” services. Telephone Trends Report, Table 5.3. Of these 42 carriers, an estimated 37 have 1,500 or fewer employees and five have more than 1,500 employees. Id. Consequently, the Commission estimates that most “Other Toll Carriers” are small entities that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

47. Wireless Service Providers. The SBA has developed a size standard for wireless small businesses within the two separate categories of Paging and of Cellular and Other Wireless Telecommunications. Under those SBA size standards, such a business is small if it has 1,500 or fewer employees. 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 513322. According to the Commission's most recent Telephone Trends Report data, 1,761 companies reported that they were engaged in the provision of wireless service. Telephone Trends Report, Table 5.3. Of these 1,761 companies, an estimated 1,175 have 1,500 or fewer employees and 586 have more than 1,500 employees. Id. Consequently, the Commission estimates that most wireless service providers are small entities that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

48. Broadband Personal Communications Service. The broadband personal communications service (PCS) spectrum is divided into six frequency blocks designated A through F, and the Commission has held auctions for each block. The Commission defined “small entity” for Blocks C and F as an entity that has average gross revenues of $40 million or less in the three previous calendar years. See Amendment of Parts 20 and 24 of the Commission's Rules—Broadband PCS Competitive Bidding and the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Spectrum Cap, WT Docket No. 96-59, Report and Order, 61 FR 33859, July 1, 1996; see also 47 CFR 24.720(b). For Block F, an additional classification for “very small business” was added and is defined as an entity that, together with affiliates, has average gross revenues of not more than $15 million for the preceding three calendar years. See Amendment of Parts 20 and 24 of the Commission's Rules—Broadband PCS Competitive Bidding and the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Spectrum Cap, WT Docket No. 96-59, Report and Order, 61 FR 33859, July 1, 1996. These standards defining “small entity” in the context of broadband PCS auctions have been approved by the SBA. See, e.g., Implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act—Competitive Bidding, PP Docket No. 93-253, Fifth Report and Order, 59 FR 37566, July 22, 1994. No small businesses within the SBA-approved small business size standards bid successfully for licenses in Blocks A and B. There were 90 winning bidders that qualified as small entities in the Block C auctions. A total of 93 small and very small business bidders won approximately 40 percent of the 1,479 licenses for Blocks D, E, and F. FCC News, Broadband PCS, D, E and F Block Auction Closes, No. 71744 (rel. Jan. 14, 1997); see also Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing for Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licensees, WT Docket No. 97-82, Second Report and Order, 62 FR 55348, October 24, 1997. On March 23, 1999, the Commission reauctioned 347 C, D, E, and F Block licenses. There were 48 small business winning bidders. On January 26, 2001, the Commission Start Printed Page 71889completed the auction of 422 C and F Broadband PCS licenses in Auction No. 35. Of the 35 winning bidders in this auction, 29 qualified as “small” or “very small” businesses. Based on this information, the Commission concludes that the number of small broadband PCS licensees will include the 90 winning C Block bidders, the 93 qualifying bidders in the D, E, and F Block auctions, the 48 winning bidders in the 1999 re-auction, and the 29 winning bidders in the 2001 re-auction, for a total of 260 small entity broadband PCS providers, as defined by the SBA small business size standards and the Commission's auction rules. Consequently, the Commission estimates that 260 broadband PCS providers are small entities that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

49. 800 MHz and 900 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio Licensees. The Commission awards “small entity” and “very small entity” bidding credits in auctions for Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) geographic area licenses in the 800 MHz and 900 MHz bands to firms that had revenues of no more than $15 million in each of the three previous calendar years, or that had revenues of no more than $3 million in each of the three previous calendar years, respectively. 47 CFR 90.814. In the context of both the 800 MHz and 900 MHz SMR service, the definitions of “small entity” and “very small entity” have been approved by the SBA. These bidding credits apply to SMR providers in the 800 MHz and 900 MHz bands that either hold geographic area licenses or have obtained extended implementation authorizations. The Commission does not know how many firms provide 800 MHz or 900 MHz geographic area SMR service pursuant to extended implementation authorizations, nor how many of these providers have annual revenues of no more than $15 million. One firm has over $15 million in revenues. The Commission assumes, for its purposes here, that all of the remaining existing extended implementation authorizations are held by small entities, as that term is defined by the SBA. The Commission has held auctions for geographic area licenses in the 800 MHz and 900 MHz SMR bands. There were 60 winning bidders that qualified as small and very small entities in the 900 MHz auctions. Of the 1,020 licenses won in the 900 MHz auction, bidders qualifying as small and very small entities won 263 licenses. In the 800 MHz SMR auction, 38 of the 524 licenses won were won by small and very small entities. Consequently, the Commission estimates that there are 301 or fewer small entity SMR licensees in the 800 MHz and 900 MHz bands that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

50. Rural Radiotelephone Service. The Commission has not adopted a size standard for small businesses specific to the Rural Radiotelephone Service. The service is defined in 47 CFR 22.99. A significant subset of the Rural Radiotelephone Service is the Basic Exchange Telephone Radio Systems (BETRS). BETRS is defined in 47 CFR 22.757, 22.759. For purposes of this Supplemental FRFA, the Commission uses the SBA's size standard applicable to wireless service providers, supra—an entity employing no more than 1,500 persons. 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS codes 513321, 513322. There are approximately 1,000 licensees in the Rural Radiotelephone Service, and the Commission estimates that almost all of them qualify as small entities under the SBA's size standard. Consequently, the Commission estimates that there are 1,000 or fewer small entity licensees in the Rural Radiotelphone Service that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

51. Fixed Microwave Services. Microwave services include common carrier, private-operational fixed, and broadcast auxiliary radio services. For common carrier fixed microwave services (except Multipoint Distribution Service), see 47 CFR part 101 (formerly 47 CFR part 21). Persons eligible under parts 80 and 90 of the Commission's rules can use Private Operational-Fixed Microwave services. See 47 CFR parts 80, 90. Stations in this service are called operational-fixed to distinguish them from common carrier and public fixed stations. Only the licensee may use the operational-fixed station, and only for communications related to the licensee's commercial, industrial, or safety operations. Auxiliary Microwave Service is governed by 47 CFR part 74. The Auxiliary Microwave Service is available to licensees of broadcast stations and to broadcast and cable network entities. Broadcast auxiliary microwave stations are used for relaying broadcast television signals from the studio to the transmitter, or between two points, such as, a main studio and an auxiliary studio. The service also includes mobile TV pickups, which relay signals from a remote location back to the studio.

52. At present, there are approximately 22,015 common carrier fixed licensees and 61,670 private operational-fixed licensees and broadcast auxiliary radio licensees in the microwave services. The Commission has not created a size standard for a small business specifically with respect to microwave services. For purposes of this Supplemental FRFA, the Commission uses the SBA's size standard applicable to wireless service providers, supra—an entity with no more than 1,500 persons. 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS codes 513321, 513322. The Commission does not have data specifying the number of these licensees that have more than 1,500 employees, and thus is unable at this time to estimate with greater precision the number of fixed microwave service licensees that would qualify as small business concerns under the SBA's definition. Consequently, the Commission estimates that there are 22,015 or fewer small common carrier fixed microwave licensees and 61,670 or fewer small private operational-fixed microwave licensees and small broadcast auxiliary radio licensees in the microwave services that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein. The Commission notes, however, that the common carrier microwave fixed licensee category includes some large entities.

53. 39 GHz Licensees. The Commission has created a special small business size standard for 39 GHz licenses—an entity that has average gross revenues of $40 million or less in the three previous calendar years. See Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding the 37.0-38.6 GHz and 38.6-40.0 GHz Bands, ET Docket No. 95-183, Report and Order, 63 FR 6079, February 6, 1998. An additional size standard for “very small business” is: An entity that, together with affiliates, has average gross revenues of not more than $15 million for the preceding three calendar years. Id. The SBA has approved these size standards. See Letter to Kathleen O'Brien Ham, Chief, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC, from Aida Alvarez, Administrator, SBA (Feb. 4, 1998). The auction of the 2,173 39 GHz licenses began on April 12, 2000 and closed on May 8, 2000. The 18 bidders who claimed small business status won 849 licenses. Consequently, the Commission estimates that 18 or fewer 39 GHz licensees are small entities that may be affected by the rules and policies adopted herein.

Description of Projected Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Other Compliance Requirements

54. As mandated by the court in the Illinois decision, the Commission established in this Order a compensation procedure for resolving monthly payments and refunds between PSPs and carriers for the Interim Period, Start Printed Page 71890beginning November 7, 1996, through October 6, 1997, where PSPs and carriers may have been overpaid or underpaid for per-payphone compensation. The Commission also applied the Interim Period procedures to cover the subsequent Intermediate Period, beginning October 7, 1997, through April 20, 1999. With this exception, this Order imposes no new reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements not previously adopted in this or related payphone proceedings.

Steps Taken To Minimize Significant Economic Impact on Small Entities, and Significant Alternatives Considered

55. Although the Commission rejected a proposal to establish a carrier-to-carrier payment mechanism for resolving payments and refunds due to the degree of regulatory intervention it would require, the Commission specified carrier-specific per-call costs that can be used by carriers and PSPs to calculate total overpayments or underpayments. The Commission also affirmed the conclusions reached in the Fourth Reconsideration Order that alternative payment arrangements can be made between or among carriers, provided affected PSPs agree. Adoption of this payment scheme will minimize the economic impact and administrative burden for both payors and recipients of per-payphone compensation, including small entities.

56. The Commission recognized in this Order that small entities such as PSPs would be disadvantaged by true up and offset mechanisms used in the per-call compensation process because carriers could use a self-help remedy of withholding future payments from PSPs and would have no incentive to resolve such disputes in a timely manner. See paragraph 20, supra. The Commission affirmed the conclusion reached in the Third Report and Order that carriers may deduct the remaining overpayments from future payments to PSPs, but clarified that it may only be done as follows: (1) Carriers may only withhold undisputed amounts from future payments; (2) carriers may not withhold any amounts from future payments until PSPs and carriers have had an opportunity to apply the refund against Interim and Intermediate Period compensation claimed by the PSP; and (3) carriers must allow PSPs to make payments of refunds over multiple future payments subject to ongoing accrual of interest, if reasonably requested by the PSP. These procedural safeguards will restore necessary measures of fairness to the process for small entities.

Report to Congress

57. The Commission will send a copy of this Order, including this Supplemental FRFA, in a report to Congress pursuant to the Congressional Review Act. 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A). In addition, the Commission will send a copy of this Order, including this Supplemental FRFA, to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration. See 5 U.S.C. 604(b).

Ordering Clauses

58. Accordingly, pursuant to the authority contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154, 201-205, 215, 218, 219, 220, 226, 276 and 405, it is ordered that the policies, rules and requirements set forth herein are adopted.

59. It is further ordered that the Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Reference Information Center, shall send a copy of this Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Order on Remand, including the Supplemental Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration.

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  • Communications common carriers
  • Telecommunications
  • Telephone
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Federal Communications Commission.

Marlene H. Dortch,


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Rules Changes

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission amends 47 CFR part 64 as follows:

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1. The authority citation for part 64 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 47 U.S.C. 225, 47 U.S.C. 251(e)(1), 47 U.S.C. 276. 151, 154, 201, 202, 205, 218-220, 254, 276, 302, 303, and 337 unless otherwise noted. Interpret or apply sections 201, 218, 225, 226, 227, 229, 332, 48 Stat. 1070, as amended. 47 U.S.C. 201-204, 208, 225, 226, 227, 229, 332, 501 and 503 unless otherwise noted.

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2. Revise § 64.1301 to read as follows:

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Per-payphone compensation.

(a) Interim access code and subscriber 800 calls. In the absence of a negotiated agreement to pay a different amount, each entity listed in Appendix A of the Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Order on Remand in CC Docket No. 96-128, FCC 02-292, must pay default compensation to payphone service providers for payphone access code calls and payphone subscriber 800 calls for the period beginning November 7, 1996, and ending October 6, 1997, in the amount listed in Appendix A per payphone per month. A complete copy of Appendix A is available at

(b) Interim payphone compensation for inmate calls. In the absence of a negotiated agreement to pay a different amount, if a payphone service provider providing inmate service was not compensated for calls originating at an inmate telephone during the period starting on November 7, 1996, and ending on October 6, 1997, an interexchange carrier to which the inmate telephone was presubscribed during this same time period must compensate the payphone service provider providing inmate service at the default rate of $0.238 per inmate call originating during the same time period, except that a payphone service provider that is affiliated with a local exchange carrier is not eligible to receive payphone compensation prior to April 16, 1997, or, in the alternative, the first day following both the termination of subsidies and payphone reclassification and transfer, whichever date is latest.

(c) Interim compensation for 0+ payphone calls. In the absence of a negotiated agreement to pay a different amount, if a payphone service provider was not compensated for 0+ calls originating during the period starting on November 7, 1996, and ending on October 6, 1997, an interexchange carrier to which the payphone was presubscribed during this same time period must compensate the payphone service provider in the default amount of $4.2747 per payphone per month during the same time period, except that a payphone service provider that is affiliated with a local exchange carrier is not eligible to receive payphone compensation prior to April 16, 1997, or, in the alternative, the first day following both the termination of subsidies and payphone reclassification and transfer, whichever date is latest.

(d) Intermediate access code and subscriber 800 calls. In the absence of a negotiated agreement to pay a different amount, each entity listed in Appendix B of the Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Order on Remand in CC Docket No. 96-128, FCC 02-292, must pay default compensation to payphone service providers for access code calls and payphone subscriber 800 calls for the period beginning October 7, 1997, and ending April 20, 1999, in the amount listed in Appendix B for any payphone for any month during which per-call compensation for that payphone for that month was not paid by the listed entity. Start Printed Page 71891A complete copy of Appendix B is available at

(e) Post-intermediate access code and subscriber 800 calls. In the absence of a negotiated agreement to pay a different amount, each entity listed in Appendix C of the Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Order on Remand in CC Docket No. 96-128, FCC 02-292, must pay default compensation to payphone service providers for access code calls and payphone subscriber 800 calls for the period beginning April 21, 1999, in the amount listed in Appendix C for any payphone for any month during which per-call compensation for that payphone for that month was or is not paid by the listed entity. A complete copy of Appendix C is available at

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