Vermont Public Service Board

July 1996 Orders and Decisions



ORDER(S) ENTERED JULY 3, 1996

5670 PROCEDURAL ORDER OPENING PHASE II. Board Investigation in re: Department of Public Service's Petition for a Generic Investigation into Expanded Telephone Local Calling Areas.

5854 ORDER APPROVING MOTIONS FOR EXTENSIONS AND DEFERRING MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER. Investigation into the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Indusrty in Vermont.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JULY 9, 1996

5789 REPORT AND ORDER CLOSING DOCKET. Petition of Wells Lamson Water Company requesting approval to transfer the ownership of its water system to the town of Barre.

5886 ORDER MODIFYING SCHEDULE AND GRANTING MOTION TO INTERVENE. Joint petition re: (1) sale of Small Cities Cable Television, L.P., and Small Cities Cable of Newport, Inc. to Mountain Cable Company d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications; and (2) certificate of public good to be issued to Mountain Cable Company to own and operate said systems.

5890 ORDER APPROVING TRANSFER OF THE STOWE LOWER VILLAGE WATER SYSTEM TO STOWE FIRE DISTRICT No. 3. Joint Petition of Brian Wheeler d/b/a Stowe Lower Village Water System and Stowe Fire District No. 3 for Consent to Sell Public Water System.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JULY 11,1996

5866 ORDER DENYING MOTION TO COMPEL AND REVISING SCHEDULE. Investigation into Petition of Vermont Business Visions, Inc. d/b/a VBV-Online re: provision by Vermont Telephone Company, Inc. of intrastate services of an unregulated basis; and request of VBV-Online for a temporary restraining order.

5887 ORDER AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT NAME CHANGE. Petitoin of Bottom Line Telecommunications, Inc. to amend its Certificate of Public Good to reflect a change in its corporate name to BLT Technologies, Inc.

5887 CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. SECTION 248. Petitoin of Bottom Line Telecommunications, Inc. to amend its Certificate of Public Good to reflect a change in its corporate name to BLT Technologies, Inc.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JULY 12, 1996

5778 ORDER APPROVING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD. Second Amended Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. for a certificate of public good under 30 V.S.A. Sec. 248 for site preparation and construction of a permanent replacement for the segment of the PV20 transmission line between Milton and South Hero, Vermont.

5778 CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. SECTION 248. Second Amended Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. for a certificate of public good under 30 V.S.A. Sec. 248 for site preparation and construction of a permanent replacement for the segment of the PV20 transmission line between Milton and South Hero, Vermont.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JULY 18, 1996

CPG 211 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of Federal TransTel, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to Operate as a Reseller of Telecommunications Services Within the State of Vermont.

CPG 215 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of ATCALL, Inc., for a Certificate of Public Good to Operate as a Reseller of Telecommunications Services within the State of Vermont.

CPG 220 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of National Accounts, Inc. to Operate as a Reseller of Telecommunications Services Within the State of Vermont.

CPG 224 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of Starlink Communications, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to Operate as a Reseller of Telecommunications Services Within the State of Vermont.

CPG 255 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of Preferred Telecom, Inc. For a Certificate of Public Good to Operate as a Reseller of Telecommunications Services Within the State of Vermont.

CPG 264 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of D.D.D. Calling, Inc. For a Certificate of Public Good to Operate as a Reseller of Telecommunications Services Within the State of Vermont.

CPG 268 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 30 V.S.A. SEC. 102 AND 231 - GRANTING PETITION. Petition of Optex, Inc., for a Certificate of Public Good to Operate as a Reseller of Telecommunications Services Within the State of Vermont.

5837 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE AND NOTICE OF HEARING. Investigation Re: Appointment of a Purchasing Agent Under PSB Rule 4.100.

5841/5859 PROCEDURAL ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR HEARING BEFORE BOARD. Investigation into Citizens Utilities Company re: alleged investment in facilities without proper regulatory approval, and omission of least-cost analysis of such investments AND Investigation into the existing rates of Citizens Utilities Company.


CONTRACT(S) ENTERED JULY 25, 1996

SC 166 Telecommunications Special Contract approval between New England Telephone & Telegraph Comapny d/b/a NYNEX and an Individual Customer.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JULY 25, 1996

5886 ORDER APPROVING MOTIONS TO MODIFY SCHEDULE AND INTERVENTION. Joint petition re: (1)sale of Small Cities Cable Television, L.P., and Small Cities Cable of Newport, Inc. to Mountain Cable Company d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications; and (2) certificate of public good to b eissued to Mountain Cable Company to own and operate said systems.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JULY 29, 1996

5841/5859 ORDER APPROVING MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER. Investigation into Citizens Utilities Company reL alleged investment in facilities without proper regulatory approval, and omission of least-cost analysis of such investments AND Investigation into the existing rates of Citizens Utilities Company.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JULY 30, 1996

5883 ORDER DENYING ADELPHIA'S REQUEST FOR STAY AND NOTICE OF HEARING. Board investigation into Mountain Cable Company d/b/a Adelphai Cable Communications and Better T.V. Inc. of Bennington d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications re: implementation of unauthorized rates.


ORDER(S) ENTERED JULY 31, 1996

5903 ORDER OPENING INVESTIGATION AND NOTICE OF HEARING. Investigation into Service Quality Standards, Privacy Protections, and other Consumer Safeguards for Retail Telecommunications Service.

5904 ORDER OPENING INVESTIGATION AND NOTICE OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE. Investigation into the Existing Rates of Vermont Telephone Company, Inc..


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