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COM/LYN/epg ALTERNATE DRAFT Agenda ID # 2179

Decision ALTERNATE DRAFT DECISION OF COMMISSIONER LYNCH
(Mailed 5/6/2003)

BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Order Instituting Rulemaking on the Commission's Own Motion into Competition for Local Exchange Service.

Rulemaking 95-04-043

(Filed April 26, 1995)

Order Instituting Investigation on the Commission's Own Motion into Competition for Local Exchange Service.

Investigation 95-04-044

(Filed April 26, 1995)

O P I N I O N

I. Summary

Adequate telephone numbers still are available in the 310 area code to provide customers and telephone carriers with sufficient service. It is not necessary at this time to split the 310 area code by implementing the back-up area code split plan adopted in Decision (D.) 00-09-073. Instead, the Commission should closely monitor the additional need for telephone numbers in the 310 area code during the next six months to assure adequate telephone number supplies. The Commission should further advocate its number conservation proposals now pending with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which would free up significant amounts of unused telephone numbers in the 310 area code, prior to imposing the burden of an area code split on businesses and families in the 310 area code. Moreover, the Commission should evaluate the success of wireless industry compliance with local number portability requirements this November, prior to splitting the 310 area code.

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