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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-1811


Petition of Conestoga Telephone & Telegraph Company and Buffalo Valley Telephone Company for Commission Action Under Sections 251(f)(2) and 253(b) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996; Doc. No. P-00971244

[27 Pa.B. 5847]

   On September 2, 1997, Conestoga Telephone & Telegraph Company and Buffalo Valley Telephone Company (Petitioners) filed a Petition (Petition) with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission) seeking relief from the interconnection obligations of section 251(b) and (c) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (TA-96), under sections 251(f)(2) and 253(b) of the TA-96. Under the TA-96, the Commission must make a determination under section 251(f)(2) within 180 days of submission.

   The Petitioners seek relief similar in form and substance to that provided to other, similarly situated, Petitioners in Doc. No. P-00971177 by Order and Opinion entered July 10, 1997. Upon consideration and review, the Commission has determined that public notice and solicitation of comment is appropriate.

   The Commission is soliciting comments and reply comments to the Petitions. Interested parties must submit comments on the Petitions within 7 days of publication inthe Pennsylvania Bulletin. Reply Comments must besubmitted within 14 days of publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   Copies of the Petition may be obtained from Lisa Higley at (717) 787-1013 in the Office of the Prothonotary at the Commission's offices in Harrisburg. The contact person at the Commission is Joseph K. Witmer, Assistant Counsel, Law Bureau, (717) 787-3663.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1811. Filed for public inspection November 7, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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