Vermont Public Service Board

July 1999 Orders and Decisions


ORDER ENTERED JULY 1, 1999

6108 PROCEDURAL ORDER.  Investigation into preparations by Vermont utilities for computer operations in the year 2000
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ORDER ENTERED JULY 2, 1999

5903 FINAL ORDER (AND TWO ATTACHMENTS) RE:  SERVICE QUALITY STANDARDS FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS.  Investigation into service quality standards, privacy protections, and other consumer safeguards for retail telecommunications service
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ORDERS ENTERED JULY 6, 1999

5713 ORDER RE:  PHASE II-MODULE 1 COMPLIANCE ISSUES:  INTRALATA PRESUBSCRIPTION AND DIRECTORY INFORMATIONAL PAGES.  Investigation into New England Telephone and Telegraph Company's (NET's) tariff filing re:  Open Network Architecture, including the unbundling of NET's network, expanded interconnection, and intelligent networks In Re:  Phase II, Module-1 - Compliance Issues Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

5797 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Investigation of appropriate principles for governing affiliate transactions between Central Vermont Public Service Corporation and its affiliates Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6104 FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Frontier Telemanagement, Inc. for a certificate of public good to provide local exchange services in the State of Vermont
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6228 FINAL ORDER APPROVING INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between New England Telephone & Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont and CCCVT, Inc. d/b/a Connect!     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6229 FINAL ORDER APPROVING INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between New England Telephone & Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont  and Hyperion Communications of Vermont, Inc.
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CPG 192 ORDER REVOKING CPG.  Petition of Caribbean Telephone and Telegraph Inc. for revocation of its Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont



ORDERS ENTERED JULY 8, 1999

6240 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND NOTICE OF STATUS CONFERENCE.  Tariff filing of New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont re:  Sensible Minute Optional Calling Plan
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6248 ORDER OPENING DOCKET AND NOTICE OF HEARING.  Petitions of Green Mountain Power Corporation and Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for board review and determination In Re:  Vermont Department of Public Service notification of intention to retain services and allocate costs Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDERS ENTERED JULY 9, 1999

6003 ORDER CLOSING INVESTIGATION.  Joint Petition of Time Warner Cable of Vermont, L.P., Warner Cable Communications, Inc. (Warner Cable), and Multi-Channel TV Cable Company d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications (Adelphia Cable) requesting approval to sell Warner Cable's assets in Vermont to Adelphia Cable AND Petition of Multi-Channel TV Cable Company d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications for a certificate of public good to own and operate said cable systems in Vermont     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6077 SECOND INTERIM PROPOSAL FOR DECISION.  Investigation into three special contracts filed by New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6247 BOARD APPROVAL OF CENTRAL VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION'S $75 MILLION FINANCING.  Petition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for consent to issue up to $75,000,000 in Five-Year Second Mortgage Bonds to be registered for resale under the securities act, and $16,300,000 in First Mortgage Bonds to secure three existing letters of credit     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDERS ENTERED JULY 12, 1999

5662 ORDER DISMISSING PETITION AND CLOSING DOCKET.  Petition of Duncan Cable TV to transfer all of its assets to Cable Ready, Inc., AND petition of Cable Ready, Inc., for a Certificate of Public Good Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6002 ORDER CLOSING INVESTIGATION.  Joint petition of TCI Cablevision of Vermont, Inc. (TCI), Westmarc Development Joint Venture, and FrontierVision Operating Partners, L.P. (FrontierVision) requesting approval of the sale of TCI and Taft Cable Partners' assets in Vermont to FrontierVision AND Petition of FrontierVision for a certificate of public good to own and operate said systems located in Hartland, Hartford and Norwich; in Hardwick, Hyde Park, Johnson and Morrisville; and in St. Albans and Swanton, Vermont--     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6140 STATUS ORDER.  Investigation into the reform of Vermont's Electric Power Supply     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6231 FINDINGS AND ORDER APPROVING JOINT PETITION of Global Crossing Ltd. and Frontier Corporation for approval of a transfer of control Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

CPG 474 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of erbia Network, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont

CPG 492 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Voice Vision International, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont



ORDERS ENTERED JULY 13, 1999

6061 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND PROCEDURAL ORDER.  Petition of Starksboro Aqueduct Company seeking:  (1) Board approval of the transfer of control and operation of the Starksboro water system to the Starksboro Village Water Cooperative; (2) approval of a lease to that effect; and (3) revocation of Starksboro's Certificate of Public Good Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6101 PROTECTIVE ORDER.  Petitions for renewal of Certificates of Public Good held by Mountain Cable Company and Better TV of Bennington, Inc., both d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6101 PROCEDURAL ORDER AND EXTENSION OF EFFECTIVE PERIOD OF CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD HELD BY MOUNTAIN CABLE COMPANY AND BETTER TV, INC. OF BENNINGTON.  Petitions for renewal of Certificates of Public Good held by Mountain Cable Company and Better TV, Inc. of Bennington, both d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6239 FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Southern Vermont Cable Company to renew its Certificates of Public Good for its cable television systems located in the Towns of Newfane, Putney, and Dummerston, Vermont Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDERS ENTERED JULY 14, 1999

5772 FINDINGS, ORDER, AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. authorizing the acquisition of a 9.9-mile natural gas transmission corridor in Highgate and Swanton, Vermont, In Re:  proposed construction of Phase III of the project (2.65 miles of pipeline from Highgate Springs Road to the international border in Highgate and pressure-regulation facilities at the Beebe Road valve station in Swanton
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5898 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Petition of Darlene Beaupre, Anne Blair, and Luanne Gallagher vs. Green Mountain Power Corporation, City of Burlington Electric Department, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, Stan Hardy, Debbie Lowe and Warren D. Case for injunctive relief and rulemaking in re:  alleged diversion of service Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDER ENTERED JULY 15, 1999

6253 ORDER SUSPENDING TARIFF FILING.  Tariff filing of New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont re: elimination of local exchange mileage charges Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDERS ENTERED JULY 20, 1999

6243 PROCEDURAL ORDER.  Joint Petition of The Helicon Group, L.P., and Charter Helicon, LLC, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 515, for approval of the transfer of control of Helicon to Charter Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6244 PROCEDURAL ORDER.  Joint Petition of FrontierVision Operating Partners, L.P. and Adelphia Communications Corporation for approval of the transfer of control of Frontier to Adelphia Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDER ENTERED JULY 21, 1999

6242 PROCEDURAL ORDER.  Joint Petition of Harron Communications Corporation and Adelphia Communications Corporation for approval of transfer of control of certain cable systems from Harron Communications Corporation to Adelphia Communications Corporation     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDERS ENTERED JULY 22, 1999

6053 ORDER RE:  TEMPORARY SURCHARGE.  Investigation of Village of Orleans Electric Department's tariff filing requesting a 9.74% rate increase to take effect March 1, 1998    Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6083 ORDER RE:  TEMPORARY SURCHARGE.  Investigation of Town of Stowe Electric Department's tariff filing requesting a 4.47% rate increase to take effect May 1, 1998     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6110 ORDER RE:  TEMPORARY SURCHARGE.  Investigation of Village of Northfield Electric Department's tariff filing requesting an 8.76% rate increase to take effect July 15, 1998    Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6142 ORDER RE:  TEMPORARY SURCHARGE.  Investigation of Village of Enosburg Falls Electric Light Department's request for a 9.76% rate increase to take effect October 1, 1998    Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6158 ORDER RE:  TEMPORARY SURCHARGE.  Investigation of Village of Lyndonville Electric Department's tariff filing requesting a 6.54% rate increase to take effect November 1, 1998   Adobe Acrobat  WordPerfect



ORDER ENTERED JULY 26, 1999

6230 ORDER APPROVING INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont and PaeTec Communication, Inc.     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect



ORDERS ENTERED JULY 27, 1999

5490 ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Petition of J&F Water Company to sell its water system located in Colchester, Vermont to Edward and Joan Conant; and petition of Edward and Joan Conant for a certificate of public good to purchase and operate said water system    Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6044 FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Citizens Utilities Company for a certificate of public good for the construction of a three-phase 34.5 kV line between Island Pond and Bloomfield, Vermont     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect
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6192 FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT APPROVING JOINT PETITION of Intercontinental Communications Group, Inc. d/b/a ICLD and Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. for approval of transfer of control
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6202 FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT APPROVING PETITION AND REVOCATION OF CPG NO. 269 ISSUED TO AMERICONNECT.  Petition of Qwest Communications Corporation for approval of agreement and plan of merger between Amerifax, Inc. d/b/a AmeriConnect and Phoenix Network, Inc. and request for revocation of the certificate of public good for Amerifax, Inc. d/b/a AmeriConnect     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6212 FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of PaeTec Communications, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a local and long distance provider of telecommunications services in Vermont     Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect
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CPG 465 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Maxxis Communications, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont

CPG 479 REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of SouthNet TeleComm Services, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont



ORDERS ENTERED JULY 28, 1999

6061 PROCEDURAL ORDER GRANTING EXTENSION.  Petition of Starksboro Aqueduct Company seeking:  (1) Board approval of the transfer of control and operation of the Starksboro water system to the Starksboro Village Water Cooperative; (2) approval of a lease to that effect; and (3) revocation of Starksboro's certificate of public good
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6255 ORDER OPENING INVESTIGATION AND NOTICE OF HEARING (PREHEARING CONFERENCE) ON AUGUST 25, 1999 AT 10:00 A.M. AT  THE PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD HEARING ROOM, CHITTENDEN BANK BUILDING, 112 STATE STREET, MONTPELIER, VT, BEFORE GEORGE E. YOUNG.  Investigation into the establishment of wholesale service quality standards for the providers of telecommunications services
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ORDERS ENTERED JULY 30, 1999

6033 ORDER RE:  TEMPORARY SURCHARGE.  Investigation of Barton Village, Inc. Electric Department's tariff filing requesting a 13.97% rate increase to take effect January 1, 1998 Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6107 PROCEDURAL ORDER RE:  HYDRO QUEBEC MOTION TO INTERVENE AND NOTICE OF STATUS CONFERENCE.  Tariff filing of Green Mountain Power Corporation requesting a 12.9% rate increase, to take effect June 22, 1998 Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6120 PROCEDURAL ORDER RE:  HYDRO-QUEBEC MOTION TO INTERVENE.  Tariff filing of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation requesting a 12.9% rate increase, to take effect July 27, 1998 Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6243 FINDINGS AND ORDER APPROVING JOINT PETITION of The Helicon Group, L.P. and Charter Helicon, LLC requesting approval of the transfer of control of Helicon to Charter Adobe Acrobat   WordPerfect

6254 ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT APPROVING PETITION of AT&T Corp. and British Telecom plc for approval of an acquisition of an indirect minority interest in Japan Telecom America, Inc. and Airnex Communications, Inc.
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