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Assembly Bill 696

Relating To: Relating to: authority of the Public Service Commission over certain telecommunications utilities, telecommunications access charges, universal service fund contributions based on interconnected voice over Internet protocol service, tandem switching provider electronic call records, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Ameritech (Wis Bell Inc) Notified Date 2/8/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/23/2010

Other
Report Date
2/8/2010

CenturyTel Service Group LLC Notified Date 3/26/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/26/2010

Citizens Utility Board Notified Date 3/29/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/29/2010

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry Notified Date 2/8/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/8/2010

Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Notified Date 4/1/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/1/2010

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Notified Date 4/22/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/22/2010

Comments
This bill includes a provision exempting telecommunication utilities from municipal right of way regulation.
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 2/12/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/12/2010

Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin Notified Date 3/15/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/15/2010

National Federation of Independent Business Notified Date 3/30/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/30/2010

Sprint Communications Company LP Notified Date 4/7/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/7/2010

Comments
Sprint supports the original bill that establishes a framework for dealing with excessive access charges. However, Sprint opposes the bill as amended.
TDS Telecom Inc Notified Date 2/1/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/1/2010

Time Warner Telecom Notified Date 2/8/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/8/2010

T-Mobile (formerly VoiceStream Wireless) Notified Date 4/1/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
4/1/2010

United States Cellular Corporation Notified Date 2/2/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
4/9/2010

Against
Report Date
2/2/2010

Verizon Communications Notified Date 3/30/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/30/2010

Verizon Wireless Notified Date 3/30/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/7/2010

Other
Report Date
3/30/2010

Wisconsin Business Council Notified Date 2/24/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/24/2010

Wisconsin Cable Communications Association Notified Date 4/1/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/1/2010

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 4/15/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/15/2010

None
Report Date
4/15/2010

Wisconsin Customers for Affordable Local and Long Distance Service Notified Date 2/4/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
3/30/2010

Against
Report Date
2/4/2010

Wisconsin Economic Development Association Notified Date 3/30/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/30/2010

Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives Notified Date 2/8/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/8/2010

Wisconsin Grocers Association Notified Date 2/10/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/10/2010

Wisconsin Retired Educators Association Notified Date 4/20/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/20/2010

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Notified Date 4/5/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/5/2010

Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association Notified Date 2/4/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/26/2010

Comments
Pending adoption of Assembly Amendment 2.
None
Report Date
2/4/2010

Lobbying Efforts

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
1242.00
2010
July - December
98.00
Total 1340.00
Ameritech (Wis Bell Inc) 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
450.00
2010
July - December
Total 450.00
CenturyTel Service Group LLC 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
161.00
2010
July - December
22.00
Total 183.00
Citizens Utility Board 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
18.00
2010
July - December
Total 18.00
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
1.00
2010
July - December
2.00
Total 3.00
Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
15.00
2010
July - December
Total 15.00
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
38.00
2010
July - December
Total 38.00
Sprint Communications Company LP 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
109.00
2010
July - December
28.00
Total 137.00
TDS Telecom Inc 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
71.00
2010
July - December
44.00
Total 115.00
T-Mobile (formerly VoiceStream Wireless) 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
1.00
2010
July - December
Total 1.00
United States Cellular Corporation 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
37.00
2010
July - December
Total 37.00
Verizon Communications 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
90.00
2010
July - December
Total 90.00
Verizon Wireless 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
24.00
2010
July - December
2.00
Total 26.00
Wisconsin Business Council 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
3.00
2010
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Cable Communications Association 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
37.00
2010
July - December
Total 37.00
Wisconsin Customers for Affordable Local and Long Distance Service 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
99.00
2010
July - December
Total 99.00
Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
88.00
2010
July - December
Total 88.00