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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-65



Affordable Voice Communications, Inc.

[44 Pa.B. 147]
[Saturday, January 4, 2014]

Public Meeting held
December 19, 2013

Commissioners Present: Robert F. Powelson, Chairperson; John F. Coleman, Jr., Vice Chairperson; James H. Cawley; Pamela A. Witmer; Gladys M. Brown

Affordable Voice Communications, Inc.; A-310879

Tentative Order

By the Commission:

 Affordable Voice Communications, Inc. (Affordable Voice or the Company), whose utility code is 310879, is a telecommunications interexchange reseller certificated at A-310879, on January 12, 2000.

 Affordable Voice appears to be an inactive business entity. While Affordable Voice is not currently delinquent in any way, research by Commission staff revealed an entry on the FCC Form 499 website that Affordable Voice is no longer active as of March 25, 2011. Commission staff's attempts to reach the Company have similarly been unsuccessful, and Commission records show that the Company's annual revenues ceased completely around 2008 and the Company's last filed Annual Assessment report was in 2009.

 Currently, there are no informal or formal complaints pending against the Company before the Commission. Based on the above facts, we tentatively conclude that it is appropriate to revoke Affordable Voice's certificate of public convenience without the necessity of a formal complaint as being in the public interest. Where a company does not provide utility service, there is no reason to maintain a certificate of public convenience for that company; Therefore,

It is Ordered That:

 1. Revocation of Affordable Voice Communications, Inc.'s certificate of public convenience is hereby tentatively approved as being in the public interest.

 2. The Secretary serve a copy of this Tentative Order upon the Office of Consumer Advocate, the Office of Small Business Advocate, and the Bureau of Investigation & Enforcement, and also cause a copy of this Tentative Order to be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin with a 30-day comment period.

 3. Absent the filing of adverse public comment within 30 days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, the Bureau of Technical Utility Services shall prepare a Final Order for entry by the Secretary and shall advise the affected Bureaus within the Commission in writing that the certificate of public convenience held by Affordable Voice Communications, Inc., utility code A-310879, is cancelled and the case may be closed.

 4. Upon entry of the Final Order described in ordering Paragraph No. 3, Affordable Voice Communications, Inc.'s name will be stricken from all active utility lists maintained by the Commission's Bureau of Technical Utility Services and the Assessment Section of the Bureau of Administration.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-65. Filed for public inspection January 3, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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