Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
On April 1, 2013, the CenturyLink companies - Qwest Corporation; CenturyTel of Washington; CenturyTel of Inter Island; CenturyTel of Cowiche; and United Telephone Company of the Northwest filed with the commission a petition to be regulated under an alternative form of regulation pursuant to RCW 80.36.135.
The commission held a prehearing conference in this matter on May 1, 2013. At the prehearing conference the parties agreed on a procedural schedule, see Order 01.
On August 22, 2013, CenturyLink, Commission Staff, and Public Counsel filed with the commission a settlement agreement.
On August 23, 2013, CenturyLink and the U.S. Department of Defense and all other Federal Executive Agencies filed with the commission a settlement agreement.
On August 28, 2013, CenturyLink and Sprint Nextel Corporation filed with the commission a settlement agreement.
On August 30, 2013, Integra Telecom of Washington, Inc. submitted prefiled testimony supporting Integra's recommendation that any grant of the Petition should include adoption of the wholesale provisions that CenturyLink included in the Petition and that are encompassed in the settlement agreements.
By notice issued September 5, 2013, the commission suspended the procedural schedule in this proceeding. In addition the settling parties must file documentation in support of their respective settlement agreements by September 19, 2013.
The commission held a hearing on all three of the parties' proposed settlement agreements and Integra's prefiled testimony on October 16, 2013, at UTC headquarters in Olympia, Washington. The commission also hold a public comments hearing the evening of October 16, 2013, at UTC headquarters in Olympia, Washington.
On January 9, 2014, the commission entered Order 04 - Final Order Approving Settlement Agreements and Establishing Alternative Form of Regulation.
Docket UT-130477 - All Documents