120 F.3d 753 (8th Cir. 1997), 96-3696, Iowa Utilities Bd. v. F.C.C.

Docket Nº:96-3696, 96-3708, 96-3709, 96-3756, 96-3901, 96-3906 and 96-3982.
Citation:120 F.3d 753
Party Name:8 Communications Reg. (P&F) 1179 IOWA UTILITIES BOARD, Petitioner, Bell Atlantic Corporation; Bellsouth Corporation; Pacific Telesis Group; SBC Communications, Inc.; Maryland Public Service Commission; US West, Inc.; US Telephone Association; Arkansas Public Service Commission; ALLTEL Telephone Services Corporation; Ameritech Corporation; Oregon Pu
Case Date:July 18, 1997
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Page 753

120 F.3d 753 (8th Cir. 1997)

8 Communications Reg. (P&F) 1179

IOWA UTILITIES BOARD, Petitioner,

Bell Atlantic Corporation; Bellsouth Corporation; Pacific

Telesis Group; SBC Communications, Inc.; Maryland Public

Service Commission; US West, Inc.; US Telephone

Association; Arkansas Public Service Commission; ALLTEL

Telephone Services Corporation; Ameritech Corporation;

Oregon Public Utility Commission; North State Telephone

Company; Western Alliance; Independent Telephone and

Telecommunications Alliance; Roseville Telephone Company;

Concord Telephone Company; Rock Hill Telephone Company;

Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii;

American Public Communications Council, Inc.; ICG Telecom

Group, Inc.; Minnesota Public Utilities Commission;

Southern New England Telephone Company; The Ad Hoc

Coalition of Telecommunications Manufacturing Companies;

Pacific Telecom, Inc.; Minnesota Independent Coalition;

Kentucky Public Service Commission; Kansas Corporation

Commission; Public Service Commission of the State of

Wyoming; Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission; Public

Service Commission of Wisconsin; State of Texas; Alabama

Public Service Commission; Citizens Telephone Company of

Kecksburg; New Mexico State Corporation Commission; Public

Service Commission of the State of Montana; GTE Service

Corporation; Utah Department of Commerce, Division of

Public Utilities; Public Service Commission of Utah;

Public Service Commission of the State of South Carolina;

Tennessee Regulatory Authority; Aging Forum, Inc., doing

business as National Silver Haired Congress; U.S. Coalition

on Aging; College for Living; Council of Silver Haired

Legislatures; Missouri Alliance of Area Agencies on Aging;

Missouri Association for the Deaf; Missouri Council of the

Blind; Presidents' Club for Telecommunications Justice;

Paraquad, Rural Advocates for Independent Living; Services

for Independent Living; Public Utilities Commission of the

State of Colorado; Department of Public Utilities of the

Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Oklahoma Corporation

Commission; Public Service Commission of the State of

Connecticut, Department of Public Utility Control; New York

Telephone Company; New England Telephone and Telegraph

Company, Intervenors on Appeal,

v.

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION; United States of

America, Respondents,

AT&T Corp.; Competitive Telecommunications Association;

MFS Communications Company, Inc.; Airtouch Communications,

Inc.; Nextlink Communications, L.L.C.; Sprint Spectrum,

L.P.; National Cable Television Association, Inc.; MCI

Telecommunications Corporation; Sprint Corp.; Cox

Communications, Inc.; Vanguard Cellular Systems, Inc.;

Western Wireless Corporation; American Communications

Services, Inc.; KMC Telecom, Inc.; The Competition Policy

Institute; Association for Local Telecommunications

Services; Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association;

GST Telecom, Inc.; ACC Corp.; General Communication,

Inc.; Telecommunications Resellers Association; Consumer

Federation of America; Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users

Committee; Information Technology Industry Council;

America's Carriers Telecommunication Association; Jones

Intercable, Inc.; Telecommunications, Inc.; Teleport

Communications Group, Inc.; Rural Telecommunications Group;

Allied Associated Partners; Geld Information Systems;

Pronet, Inc.; Winstar Communications, Inc.; U.S. One

Communications Services; Comcast Corporation; Frontier

Corporation; Anaheim, California Public Utilities

Department; City of Long Beach, California; City of

Manassas, Virginia; Cable & Wireless, Inc.; National

Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates; Time

Warner Communications Holdings, Inc.; Personal

Communications Industry Association; Excel

Telecommunications, Inc.; Paging Network, Inc.; Nextwave

Telecom, Inc.; Small Cable Business Association; Worldcom,

Inc.; Metrocall, Inc.; Texas Office of Public Utility

Counsel, Intervenors on Appeal,

Consumers' Utility Counsel Division, Georgia Governor's

Office of Consumer Affairs; Honorable John D. Dingell;

Honorable W.J. (Billy) Tauzin; Honorable Rick Boucher;

Honorable Dennis Hastert, Amici on Behalf of Petitioner,

Honorable Thomas J. Bliley, Jr.; Honorable Ernest F.

Hollings; Honorable Ted Stevens; Honorable Daniel K.

Inouye; Honorable Trent Lott; Honorable Edward J. Markey,

Amici on Behalf of Respondent.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGULATORY UTILITY COMMISSIONERS, Petitioner,

Bell Atlantic Corporation; Bellsouth Corporation; Pacific

Telesis Group; SBC Communications, Inc.; Maryland Public

Service Commission; US West, Inc.; US Telephone

Association; Arkansas Public Service Commission; ALLTEL

Telephone Services Corporation; Oregon Public Utility

Commission; North State Telephone Company; Western

Alliance; Independent Telephone and Telecommunications

Alliance; Roseville Telephone Company; Concord Telephone

Company; Rock Hill Telephone Company; Public Utilities

Commission of the State of Hawaii; American Public

Communications Council, Inc.; ICG Telecom Group, Inc.;

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission; Southern New England

Telephone Company; The Ad Hoc Coalition of

Telecommunications Manufacturing Companies; Pacific

Telecom, Inc.; Minnesota Independent Coalition; Kentucky

Public Service Commission; Kansas Corporation Commission;

Public Service Commission of the State of Wyoming; Rhode

Island Public Utilities Commission; Public Service

Commission of Wisconsin; State of Texas; Alabama Public

Service Commission; Citizens Telephone Company of

Kecksburg; New Mexico State Corporation Commission; Public

Service Commission of the State of Montana; GTE Service

Corporation; Utah Department of Commerce, Division of

Public Utilities; Public Service Commission of Utah;

Public Service Commission of the State of South Carolina;

Tennessee Regulatory Authority; Aging Forum, Inc., doing

business as National Silver Haired Congress; U.S. Coalition

on Aging; College for Living; Council of Silver Haired

Legislatures; Missouri Alliance of Area Agencies on Aging;

Missouri Association for the Deaf; Missouri Council of the

Blind; Presidents' Club for Telecommunications Justice;

Paraquad, Rural Advocates for Independent Living; Services

for Independent Living; Public Utilities Commission of the

State of Colorado; Department of Public Utilities of the

Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Oklahoma Corporation

Commission; Public Service Commission of the State of

Connecticut, Department of Public Utility Control; New York

Telephone Company; New England Telephone and Telegraph

Company, Intervenors on Appeal,

v.

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION; United States of

America, Respondents,

AT&T Corp.; Competitive Telecommunications Association;

MFS Communications Company, Inc.; Airtouch Communications,

Inc.; Nextlink Communications, L.L.C.; Sprint Spectrum,

L.P.; National Cable Television Association, Inc.; MCI

Telecommunications Corporation; Sprint Corp.; Cox

Communications, Inc.; Vanguard Cellular Systems, Inc.;

Western Wireless Corporation; American Communications

Services, Inc.; KMC Telecom, Inc.; The Competition Policy

Institute; Association for Local Telecommunications

Services; Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association;

GST Telecom, Inc.; ACC Corp.; General Communication,

Inc.; Telecommunications Resellers Association; Consumer

Federation of America; Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users

Committee; Information Technology Industry Council;

America's Carriers Telecommunication Association; Jones

Intercable, Inc.; Telecommunications, Inc.; Teleport

Communications Group, Inc.; Rural Telecommunications Group;

Allied Associated Partners; Geld Information Systems;

Pronet, Inc.; Winstar Communications, Inc.; U.S. One

Communications Services; Comcast Corporation; Frontier

Corporation; Anaheim, California Public Utilities

Department; City of Long Beach, California; City of

Manassas, Virginia; Cable & Wireless, Inc.; National

Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates; Time

Warner Communications Holdings, Inc.; Personal

Communications Industry Association; Excel

Telecommunications, Inc.; Worldcom, Inc.; Paging Network,

Inc.; Nextwave Telecom, Inc.; Small Cable Business

Association; Metrocall, Inc.; Texas Office of Public

Utility Counsel, Intervenors on Appeal,

Consumers' Utility Counsel Division, Georgia Governor's

Office of Consumer Affairs; Honorable John D. Dingell;

Honorable W.J. (Billy) Tauzin; Honorable Rick Boucher;

Honorable Dennis Hastert, Amici on Behalf of Petitioner,

Honorable Thomas J. Bliley, Jr.; Honorable Ernest F.

Hollings; Honorable Ted Stevens; Honorable Daniel K.

Inouye; Honorable Trent Lott; Honorable Edward J. Markey,

Amici on Behalf of Respondent.

THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE COMPANY, Petitioner,

Bell Atlantic Corporation; Bellsouth Corporation; Pacific

Telesis Group; SBC Communications, Inc.; Maryland Public

Service Commission; US West, Inc.; US Telephone

Association; Arkansas Public Service Commission; ALLTEL

Telephone Services Corporation; Ameritech Corporation;

Oregon Public Utility Commission; North tate Telephone

Company; Western Alliance; Independent Telephone and

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