Vermont Public Service Board

April 1998 Orders and Decisions



ORDER ENTERED APRIL 1, 1998

5983 PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: MOTION TO RECONSIDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING (ORAL ARGUMENT). Tariff filing of Green Mountain Power Corporation requesting a 16.715% rate increase, to take effect July 31, 1997


ORDERS ENTERED APRIL 2, 1998

CPG 302 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of U.S. South Communications, Inc. d/b/a InComm and d/b/a US South for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

CPG 330 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of Eastern Telecommunications, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

CPG 349 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of RRV Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Consumer Access for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

CPG 359 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of America's Tele-Network Corp. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

CPG 368 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of ComTel Computer Corp. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

CPG 373 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of United Services Telephone, LLC for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

5841/5859 ORDER RULING THAT THE PROPOSAL FOR A TRANSMISSION PLANT AUDIT LACKS SUFFICIENT DETAIL TO BE ACCEPTABLE AT THIS TIME AND PROVIDE GUIDANCE FOR THE ADDITIONAL DETAIL TO BE PROVIDED. 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

5957 FINAL ORDER APPROVING JOINT PETITION of CRG International, Inc. d/b/a Network One and Professional Communications Management Services, Inc. d/b/a Procom for approval of an Asset Purchase Agreement

5966 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET. Tariff filing of Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc. Re: proposed rate design changes, to take effect May 12, 1997

5977 FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Addtel Communications, Inc. for approval of a Stock Purchase Agreement

6000 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET. PETITION of New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont for approval of a Price Regulation Plan pursuant to 30 V.S.A. 226b. 6013 FINAL ORDER APPROVING JOINT PETITION of Strategic Alliances, Inc. and London Telecom Network, Corp. for approval of a Stock Purchase Agreement

6014 FINAL ORDER APPROVING JOINT PETITION for authority for McLeodUSA, Inc. to acquire control of Consolidated Communications Telecom Services, Inc.

6023 FINAL ORDER AMENDING CPG. Petition of CTC Communications Corp. for a certificate of public good to provide local exchange telecommunications services in the state of Vermont

6036 FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. for a waiver of the prohibition against site preparation for and construction of transmission facilities prior to the issuance of a certificate of public good (in re: emergency construction of a temporary transmission line located in the Town of Highgate, Vermont, to by-pass the Highgate converter and to blockload a segment of the Hydro-Quebec system that is experiencing outages created by a severe ice storm)

6037 FINAL ORDER APPROVING JOINT PETITION of WorldCom, Inc. and MCI Communications Corporation (MCI) for authority for WorldCom, Inc. to acquire control of MCI, including approval of a merger of TC Investments Corp. into MCI

6038 FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. for a waiver of the prohibition against site preparation for and construction of transmission facilities prior to the issuance of a certificate of public good in re: memergency construction of a facility that will tie in the Citizens Utilities Company 115 kV line running from Derby to Highgate to the Highgate Joint Owners 120 kV line that runs from Highgate to Bedford, Quebec to supply energy toa segment of the Hydro-Quebec system that is experiencing outages created by a severe ice storm

6057 FINAL ORDER APPROVING JOINT PETITION of Phoenix Network, Inc. and Qwest Communications Corporation d/b/a Qwest Communications Corporation of Delaware for approval of Agreement and Plan of Merger

6058 FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for consent to issue up to $50,000,000 aggregate amount of unsecured revolving credit notes and auction advance notes


ORDERS ENTERED APRIL 8, 1998

5824 ORDER RE: PROTECTIVE AGREEMENT. Investigation into City of Burlington Electric Department's integrated Resource Plan filed on July 6, 1994.

5994 ORDER GRANTING INDEPENDENTS' MOTION TO INTERVENE. Petition of Quintelco, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a local and long distance non-facilities based reseller of telephone services in Vermont

6053 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM ESTABLISHING SCHEDULE. Investigation of Village of Orleans Electric Department's tariff filing requesting a 9.74% rate increase, to take effect March 1, 1998


ORDERS ENTERED APRIL 9, 1998

5989 ORDER GRANTING INDEPENDENTS' MOTION TO INTERVENE. Petition of Excel Telecommunications, Inc. for authority to amend its Certificate of Public Good to provide local exchange services in the state of Vermont

6021 ORDER GRANTING INDEPENDENTS' MOTION TO INTERVENE. Petition of MFS Intelenet of Vermont, Inc. for authority to amend its certificate of public good to provide local exchange telecommunications services in the state of Vermont

6068 ORDER GRANTING PETITION of Public Service Company of New Hampshire for approval of extension, modification and/or amendments to various finance arrangements for issuance of first mortgage bonds and for granting additional security


ORDERS ENTERED APRIL 10, 1998

5903 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO DISMISS PETITION RE: BILL-BACK CHARGES. Investigation into service quailty standards, privacy protections and other consumer safeguards for retail telecommunications service


ORDERS ENTERED APRIL 13, 1998

6066 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM ESTABLISHING SCHEDULE. Investigation into New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont's implementation of special contracts


ORDERS ENTERED APRIL 14, 1998

5699 ORDER DIRECTING TRUSTEE TO DELIVER FUNDS. Petition of Quechee Service Company, Inc. for a certificate of public good and for approval of rates, rules and regulations

5783 ORDER DISOLVING TRUST. Investigation into petition of the Department of Public Service for revocation of the certificate of public good held by Quechee Water Company, Inc.

6067 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM ESTABLISHING SCHEDULE. Investigation re: Petition of the Department of Public Service for sanctions against Business Discount Plan, Inc. for violation of Board Rule 4.700


CONTRACTS ENTERED APRIL 14, 1998

SC 300 ELECTRIC Special Contract approval between Green Mountain Power Corporation and Huber and Suhner, Inc.


ORDER ENTERED APRIL 17, 1998

6018 ORDER ON PRECLUSION ISSUES. Tariff filing of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation requesting a 6.6% rate increase, to take effect 11/6/97


ORDER ENTERED APRIL 21, 1998

6077 ORDER OPENING INVESTIGATION into three special contracts filed by New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont


ORDER ENTERED APRIL 22, 1998

6051 FINAL ORDER APPROVING INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont and US West !nterprise America


ORDER ENTERED APRIL 29, 1998

CPG 363 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of Metracom Corporation of Masschusetts for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

CPG 372 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of Magnatone Entertainment Group, Inc. d/b/a Speer Virtual Media for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

CPG 374 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of USBG, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

CPG 380 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of The Millennium Group Telemanagement, LLC for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

CPG 382 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of Euronet Communications Corporation for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

CPG 386 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of Vista Group International, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

CPG 390 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of Americatel Corporation d/b/a 10 123 Americatel and d/b/a 1010 123 Americatel for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

CPG 391 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of Telehub Network Services Corporation for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

CPG 392 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of Telephone Company of Central Florida, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.

CPG 393 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED PURSUANT TO 30 V.S.A. Sections 102 and 231 - GRANTING PETITION of ACS Systems, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the state of Vermont.


ORDER ENTERED APRIL 30, 1998

6018 ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR STAY. Tariff filing of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation requesting a 6.6% rate increase, to take effect 11/6/97

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