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									Telecommunications Service Priority in Texas




                Presented by:
             David E. Featherston
                July 26, 2005
TSP History in Texas
• SBC’s TSP tariff approved in 1994 in Docket No.
  10094.

• Verizon’s TSP tariff was also approved in 1994 in
  Docket No. 10109.

• Both were approved pursuant to stipulation between
  PUC staff, companies, and interveners.

• Valor, Consolidated, and Sprint also offers TSP.


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TSP Tariff Provisions

• No recurring charge for priority levels 1, 2,
  and 3.
• No non-recurring charges for priority levels 1, 2,
  and 3.
• Monthly recurring and non-recurring rates apply
  for priority levels 4 and 5.
• Individual or entity must apply for priority status
  with the TSP program office.
• Individual or entity must then order TSP
  service.
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    Why TSP works in Texas

•     It’s free for priority levels 1, 2, and 3.
•     Sprint provides TSP for Relay Texas at no
      charge.
•     Commission for State Emergency
      Communications (CSEC) oversees the state’s
      9-1-1 program through oversight of Regional
      Planning Commissions (RPC) in Texas and
      actively encourages participation in TSP.
•     In addition, CSEC orders TSP for PSAP data
      circuits for the RPCs.
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Problems with TSP in Texas

• TSP is not required by rule or law.
• Many PSAPs unaware of TSP tariff.
• Some PSAPs assume it automatically receives
  priority.
• Not all PSAPs are under state jurisdiction.
  There are 9-1-1 home rule cities and
  emergency communication districts.

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Statistics
• SBC, Verizon, and Sprint serve approximately
  4000 TSP circuits in Texas.
• 350 PSAPs served by Regional Planning
  Commissions have TSP for their data circuits
  that were ordered by CSEC.
• Sprint provides TSP for over 125 Texas Relay
  circuits.
• Sprint provides TSP to all PSAPs
  automatically.

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TSP Authorization Codes




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