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									                    EARLY, LENNON, CROCKER & BARTOSIEWICZ, P.L.C.
                                                                     ATTORNEYS AT LAW
                                                                       900 COMERICA BUILDING
                                                                  KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN 49007-4719
                                                                      TELEPHONE (269) 381-8844
                                                                         FAX (269) 381-8822

GEORGE H. LENNON           ROBERT M. TAYLOR                                                                                OF COUNSEL
DAVID G. CROCKER           RON W. KIMBREL                                                                                JOHN T. PETERS, JR.
MICHAEL D. O'CONNOR        PATRICK D. CROCKER                                                                           HAROLD E. FISCHER, JR.
LAWRENCE M. BRENTON        THOMAS A. BIRKHOLD                                                                            RUSSELL B. BAUGH
GORDON C. MILLER           ANDREW J. VORBRICH
GARY P. BARTOSIEWICZ       TYREN R. CUDNEY
BLAKE D. CROCKER                                                                                                         VINCENT T. EARLY
                                                                                                                             (1922-2001)
                                                                                                                        JOSEPH J. BURGIE
                                                                                                                            (1926-1992)
                                                                                                                        THOMPSON BENNETT
                                                                                                                            (1912-2004)
November 9, 2007

Ms. Mary Jo Kunkle                                                                                 Paperless E-filing
Executive Secretary
Michigan Public Service Commission
6545 Mercantile Way
Lansing, MI 48909

            RE:         In the Matter of the Application of Telrite Corporation for a license to provide basic
                        and facilities-based local exchange service throughout the State of Michigan in the
                        zone and exchange areas served by AT&T Michigan
                        MPSC Case No. U-15462

Dear Ms. Kunkle:

Attached for filing is the Application of Telrite Corporation for a license to provide basic and
facilities-based local exchange service throughout the State of Michigan in the zone and exchange
areas served by AT&T Michigan.

Please contact me should you have any questions or concerns.

Very truly yours,

EARLY, LENNON, CROCKER & BARTOSIEWICZ, P.L.C.
                              Digitally signed by Patrick D. Crocker
Patrick D. Crocker DN: CN Lennon, Crocker & Bartosiewicz,
                   = Early,
                            = Patrick D. Crocker, C = US, O

                              P.L.C.
                              Date: 2007.11.09 16:12:50 -05'00'

Patrick D. Crocker
PDC/pas
                      STATE OF MICHIGAN
        BEFORE THE MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION


                                                 *****

In the Matter of the Application of              )
Telrite Corporation                              )
for a license to provide basic and facilities-   )         Case No. U-15462
based local exchange service throughout          )
the State of Michigan in the zone and            )
exchange areas served by AT&T Michigan           )



                       APPLICATION OF TELRITE CORPORATION


       Telrite Corporation (ATelrite@ or AApplicant@), by and through its undersigned counsel, and

pursuant to Sections 203, 301 and 302(1) of the Michigan Telecommunications Act (AMTA@), 1991

PA 179, as amended, and MCL '484.2101 et seq., as amended, hereby applies to the Michigan

Public Service Commission for a license to provide basic local exchange service throughout the

State of Michigan in the zone and exchange areas in which AT&T Michigan is the incumbent local

exchange carriers (AILEC@). Telrite proposes to provide basic and facilities-based (limited to

purchasing certain unbundled network elements from the ILEC) local exchange service on a

competitive basis.




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       Telrite=s Application seeking entry into the Michigan local exchange telecommunications

market is in the public interest because it will provide Michigan consumers with an enhanced range

of telecommunications services, will increase customer choice, will encourage carriers to provide

more efficient service at lower prices, will provide users with greater reliability, and will create

competitive pressure on carriers to provide more responsive customer service. Telrite respectfully

submits that its entry will promote competition for the provision of local telecommunications

services, thereby furthering the purposes of the Michigan Telecommunications Act. In addition,

approval of this application will further the purposes of the Federal Telecommunications Act of

1996 which authorizes basic local exchange service competition.

       The Michigan Public Service Commission is given the requisite authority to approve

competing licenses for local exchange telecommunications services, and the Applicant respectfully

requests that the Commission grant the license requested herein. In support of this requests, the

Applicant provides the following information:

I. NAME AND ADDRESS OF APPLICANT

       Applicant=s address is:

       Telrite Corporation
       4113 Monticello Street
       Covington, GA 30014-4919
       Ph. (678) 625-7720
       Fx. (678) 625-2630




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Correspondence concerning this application should be directed to Michigan local counsel:

       Patrick D. Crocker
       Early, Lennon, Crocker & Bartosiewicz, P.L.C.
       900 ComericA Building
       Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4752
       Ph. (269) 381-8844
       Fx. (269) 381-8822
       E-mail: pcrocker@earlylennon.com

       with copies to:

       Leon Nowalsky
       Nowalsky, Bronston & Gothard, APLLC
       3500 N. Causeway Blvd.
       Suite 1442
       Metairie, LA 70002
       Ph. (504) 832-1984
       Fx. (504) 831-0892
       E-Mail: lnowalsky@nbglaw.com

       II.     REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 302(1) OF THE ACT FOR A LICENSE TO
               PROVIDE BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE.

       Section 302(1) of the Act provides that, after notice and hearing, the Commission shall

approve an Application for a license if it finds that (a) the applicant possesses sufficient technical,

financial and managerial resources and abilities to provide basic local exchange service to all

customers within the geographic area of the license; and (b) the Applicant intends to provide service

within one (1) year from the date the license is granted, and (c) the grant of a license to the

Applicant would not be contrary to the public interest. As explained in further detail below, the

Applicant fully meets the requirements of Section 302(1).




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        In addition, as required by Section 203(7) of the MTA, Applicant is filing with this

Application the supporting testimony of Michael Geoffroy, Regulatory Contact. Mr. Geoffroy=s

testimony is attached as Attachment #7. For purposes of this application, Telrite will adopt the

illustrative tariff of the Commission staff. The generic tariff is available on the Commission’s

website at http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/mpsc/comm/clec/generictariff.pdf. Please note that, with

respect to the illustrative local exchange tariff, certain details of Telrite=s provision of local exchange

services, including the rates to be charged to Telrite=s customers, will be dependent upon the

negotiation of resale agreements with the ILECs. Upon issuance of a license, and the completion of

negotiations with the ILECs, Telrite will promptly post on its website a tariff that complies with all

Commission rules and regulations and lists the rates, terms and conditions of service.

        A.      Description or identification of geographic area for which the license is sought.

        The Company proposes to offer basic local exchange services within all the zone and

exchange service areas presently served by AT&T Michigan in the State of Michigan.

        Telrite will serve the exchanges as mapped and described by AT&T Michigan. The local

calling area for Telrite=s customers will be the same as the ILECs= existing exchange boundaries.

This means that Telrite=s customers will have the same local calling area as they would as a customer

of these ILECs.




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       Telrite intends to mirror the map and legal description sections of the tariffs filed by the

ILECs for the exchanges it proposes to serve. Telrite understands that any future modifications to

these exchange boundaries or legal descriptions of these boundaries will be automatically mirrored

by Telrite on a going forward basis. If not mirrored, new detailed maps and legal descriptions, on an

individual exchange basis will be filed with the Commission for approval.

       B.      Description of the Applicant=s general financial, technical and managerial
               resources.

               1. General Corporate Information:

       Telrite Corporation is a Georgia corporation and is authorized to transact business in

Michigan as a foreign corporation. A copy of Telrite=s Articles of Incorporation and a copy of its

Certificate of Authority to Transact Business or Conduct Affairs in Michigan issued by the Michigan

Department of Consumer Affairs and Industry Services are attached as Attachments #1 and #2.

Telrite was incorporated on February 1, 2000, and is headquartered in Covington, Georgia.

       Telrite=s current business plan calls for market entry via resold local exchange and

interexchange carrier facilities. As warranted by customer demand, the Applicant intends to expand

its future operations to include the provision of local exchange services on a facilities-based basis.

The Applicant=s facilities-based operations will be limited to offering unbundled network elements

from the ILECs. The Applicant does not intend to deploy any of its own facilities for the provision

of services.




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          Telrite currently provide interexchange telecommunications service in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas,

California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky,

Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana,

Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota,

Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,

Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Telrite is also certified to

operate as a local exchange provider in California, Iowa, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Ohio,

Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. No applications for service have been

denied.

          The officers and directors of Telrite are as follows:

          Darryl E. Davis
          Chief Executive Officer
          4113 Monticello Street
          Covington, GA 30014-3544

                  2.       Corporate Structure:

          The Applicant has no parent company, subsidiaries or other affiliates.

                  3.       Financial Capability:

          Applicant has the financial capability to possess a license to provide basic local exchange service. In

particular, Applicant has access to financing and capital necessary to conduct its telecommunications

operations as specified in this Application. As a reseller, the Company will have few capital expenditures

associated with its Michigan operations. Telrite=s financial status is demonstrated in its year-end 2004 and

2005 financial statements and most recent available year-to-date 2006 financial statements attached as

Attachment #3. As a privately-held company, the Applicant=s financial statements are not of public concern,

and are submitted under seal as confidential and proprietary.




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       4.      Managerial Capability:

       Telrite possesses the managerial expertise necessary to provide its proposed local exchange

telecommunications services. Telrite=s senior management team has extensive experience in the

telecommunications industry, and, along with its highly qualified technical staff, will ensure that the

Applicant meets the demanding standards for service quality and reliability required by this

Commission. Brief profiles of Telrite=s officers and directors are attached as Attachment #4.

               5.      Technical Ability:

       Telrite is technically qualified to provide the proposed local exchange services in Michigan,

as is also evidenced by the profiles of its management team. Furthermore, as a company not

deploying any facilities or equipment, Telrite=s technical ability will rely upon the technical

competence of its underlying local service providers or the ILECs which have been deemed

technically qualified by this Commission.

       Telrite has the technical wherewithal to provide the services requested herein.

       C.      Applicant=s technical, financial and managerial resources and abilities to
               provide basic local exchange service to all residential and commercial customers
               within the geographic area of the license.

       The Applicant has demonstrated in Section B above that it possesses the requisite technical,

financial and managerial resources and abilities to provide basic local exchange service, and will be

able to provide basic local exchange service to every person within the geographic area of the

license, using the resold facilities of AT&T Michigan.




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       The illustrative tariff sets forth descriptions, terms and conditions for Telrite=s proposed

services. Telrite intends to provide all forms of resold local exchange services to business and

residential customers in Michigan. These services include two-way local lines, associated local

calling (usage) for these access lines, including message rate service for business customers and the

required calling options for residential customers. Applicant will also offer, on a resold basis,

operator assistance service, lifeline, hearing impaired services, directory assistance and directory

listing, free 9XX prefix call blocking and switched access services. Applicant will also offer

intraLATA and interLATA toll services on a 1+ basis.

       Additionally, Telrite will implement the procedures necessary to prevent deceptive and

unfair marketing practices, and will comply with applicable Commission service and billing

standards. Telrite will comply with the applicable intraLATA access requirements of ILECs, and

with all other applicable Commission rules, regulations and standards.

       Applicant=s prices will depend significantly upon its costs, including, in particular, its costs

of completing calls through the ILECs= existing networks, which will not be identified until after the

conclusion of the resale negotiations with the ILECs.

       D.      Demonstration of Applicant=s intent to provide service within one year of the
               date the license is granted

       As demonstrated in Mr. Geoffroy=s testimony, Telrite intends to offer service within one year

of the date a license is granted by this Commission. However, in addition to obtaining the license

requested herein, Telrite must also negotiate its resale agreement with the ILEC(s), and file a final

tariff prior to the providing local exchange services in Michigan. The Company does not expect any

delay or difficulties in handling any of these matters.




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         E.       Discussion of the impact on the public interest

         The Commission has determined that the grant of applications for competing licenses to

provide basic local exchange services in the public interest. 1

         The Company=s proposed services will provide multiple benefits by increasing the efficiency

of ILECs, by providing users of telecommunications services with greater reliability, and by

increasing the competitive choices available to users in the state. Enhanced competition in an

industry typically stimulates economic development. In addition, increased competition will create

incentives for lower prices, more innovative services, and more responsive customer service.

         Furthermore, the grant of a certificate will not adversely affect the ILEC=s service. In fact,

incumbent providers have benefited from market incentives to improve the efficiency of their

operations, and from increased usage of their services due to expansion of the total market spurred

by competition and lower prices. A grant of the instant authority will have minimal impact on the

ILEC or will be beneficial to the ILEC since the Company is purchasing service from the ILECs.

         Local exchange services competition will also stimulate the demand for the services supplied

by all local service carriers, including those of the ILEC. The incumbent provider will have market

incentives to improve the efficiency of its operations, and it will benefit from the increased use of its

services, due to the expansion of the total market and by competitively driven prices.




         1
           See e.g. In the Matter of the Application of MFS Intelenet of Michigan for a License to Provide Basic Local
Exchange Service, MPSC Case No. U-10721, Opinion and Order, May 9, 1995 (AMFS Order@); In the Matter of the
Application of City Signal, Inc. for a License to Provide Basic Local Exchange Service in the Grand Rapids District
Exchange, MPSC Case No. U-10555, Opinion and Order, October 12, 1994 (ACity Signal Order@).


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       Further, as demonstrated above, the grant of this authority will provide significant benefits to

consumers in terms of carrier choice, price, increased reliability, responsiveness and the introduction

of new services.

       F.      Small and Minority Owned Business Participation Plan [MCL 484.2504]

       Section 504 of the MTA requires applicants to submit a Small and Minority Owned

Telecommunications Business Participation Plan. The plan is to contain the Applicant=s plan for

purchasing goods and services from small and minority telecommunications businesses, and

information on programs, if any, to provide technical assistance to such businesses.

       Telrite=s Small and Minority Owned Telecommunications Business Participation Plan is

attached as Attachment #6.

G.     Testimony of Michael Geoffroy

       The Testimony of Michael Geoffroy in support of this application is attached as Attachment

#7.

       III.    CONCLUSION

       Telrite Corporation has demonstrated that it possesses adequate technical, financial and

managerial resources and abilities to provide basic local exchange service in the areas requested.

Telrite has also demonstrated that its exercise of this authority will not adversely affect local

exchange prices or network design, and would not be contrary to public interest.




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       WHEREFORE, Telrite Corporation respectfully requests that the Commission enter an Order

granting: (i) a license to Telrite Corporation to provide local exchange telecommunications service

throughout the state of Michigan in the zone and exchange areas in which AT&T Michigan is the

incumbent local exchange carriers pursuant to Section 302(1) of the Michigan Telecommunications

Act, MCL 484.2302(1); and (ii) such additional or further relief as may be necessary and

appropriate.

                                             Respectfully Submitted,
                                                                    Digitally signed by Patrick D. Crocker
                                             Patrick D.             DN: CN = Patrick D. Crocker, C =
                                                                    US, O = Early, Lennon, Crocker &
                                                                    Bartosiewicz, P.L.C.
                                             Crocker                Date: 2007.11.09 16:11:50 -05'00'
                                             _____________________________
                                             Patrick D. Crocker, Esquire
                                             Early, Lennon, Crocker & Bartosiewicz, P.L.C.
                                             900 ComericA Building
                                             Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4752
                                             Ph.     (269) 381-8844
                                             Fax     (269) 381-8822
                                             E-mail pcrocker@earlylennon.com

                                             Local Counsel for Applicant



Dated: November 9, 2007




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                     STATE OF MICHIGAN
       BEFORE THE MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

                                            *****

In the Matter of the Application of        )
Telrite Corporation                        )
for a license to provide basic local       )
exchange service throughout the State of   )        Case No. U-15462
Michigan in the zone and exchange areas    )
served by AT&T Michigan                    )


                                        ATTACHMENTS


Attachment #1        Articles of Incorporation

Attachment #2        Certificate of Authority

Attachment #3        Financial Documentation - Submitted under seal as Confidential

Attachment #4        Officer Profiles

Attachment #5        Small and Minority Owned Telecommunications Business Participation Plan

Attachment #6        Illustrative Tariff

Attachment #7        Testimony of Michael Geoffroy
 ATTACHMENT 1
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
                ATTACHMENT 2
               CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY
FROM MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
            BUREAU OF COMMERCIAL SERVICES
          ATTACHMENT 3

      UNAUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
  AND SUPPORTING FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION


THESE DOCUMENTS ARE SUBMITTED UNDER SEAL AS
       CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY
ATTACHMENT 4

 OFFICER PROFILES
               ATTACHMENT 5

SMALL AND MINORITY OWNED BUSINESS PARTICIPATION PLAN
                                 ATTACHMENT 6
                                      PROPOSED TARIFF

For purposes of this application, Telrite will adopt the illustrative tariff of the Commission staff.
The     generic     tariff    is    available      on      the      Commission’s       website     at
http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/mpsc/comm/clec/generictariff.pdf.
ATTACHMENT 7

   TESTIMONY
                                                                    Direct Testimony of Michael Geoffroy
                                                                           on behalf of Telrite Corporation
                                                                                 MPSC Case No. U-15462
                                                                                                Page 1 of 8

                      STATE OF MICHIGAN
        BEFORE THE MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

                                                  *****

In the Matter of the Application of              )
Telrite Corporation                              )
for a license to provide basic local             )
exchange service throughout the State of         )         Case No. U-15462
Michigan in the zone and exchange areas          )
served by and AT&T Michigan                      )




                           TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL GEOFFROY

Q:     PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS.

A:     My name is Michael Geoffroy. My business address is 4113 Monticello Street, Covington, GA

       30014-3544.

Q:     WHAT IS YOUR POSITION WITH THE APPLICANT?

A:     I am Corporate Counsel and Regulatory Contact of Telrite Corporation (hereinafter ATelrite@).

Q:     PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES WITH TELRITE.

A:     As Regulatory Contact, I am responsible for acting as liaison with all government agencies which

       oversee the provision of telecommunications services in all states where Telrite operates and with the

       FCC. In addition, I assist in maintaining good standing with these agencies by ensuring compliance

       with applicable laws and regulations.




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                                                                Direct Testimony of Michael Geoffroy
                                                                       on behalf of Telrite Corporation
                                                                             MPSC Case No. U-15462
                                                                                            Page 2 of 8

Q:   COULD YOU PROVIDE A BRIEF BACKGROUND OF YOUR EDUCATION AND

     EXPERIENCE?

A:   Yes. I have a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law and a B.S.B.A in

     Marketing from the Warrenton School of Business, University of Florida. From June to December I

     was employed as a Sales Associate for Interlink Telecommunications, a prepaid local service

     provider. From June to August of 2000 I worked as a summer intern for Gerry, Friend and Sopranov,

     a telecommunications law firm. From September 2001 – December 2004 I was an associate attorney

     for Moulton & Tarrer, LLC, a full service law firm. Since January 2005 I have been employed by

     Telrite Corporation as General Counsel and Director of Compliance.

Q:   ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THE APPLICATION OF YOUR COMPANY SUBMITTED TO

     THIS COMMISSION AND ALL EXHIBITS ATTACHED THERETO?

A:   Yes, I am.

Q:   DO YOU RATIFY AND CONFIRM THE STATEMENTS AND REPRESENTATIONS MADE IN

     THAT APPLICATION AND THE ATTACHMENTS?

A:   Yes. The Application and Attachments were prepared under my supervision, and the statements and

     information provided therein are known by me and are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

Q.   ARE YOU SPONSORING ANY EXHIBITS IN THIS PROCEEDING?

A.   Yes. I hereby adopt and make a part of this Testimony by reference, Attachments 1-6 of the

     Application.




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                                                                  Direct Testimony of Michael Geoffroy
                                                                         on behalf of Telrite Corporation
                                                                               MPSC Case No. U-15462
                                                                                              Page 3 of 8

Q.   PLEASE SUMMARIZE THE MAIN SUBJECT AREAS ADDRESSED IN YOUR TESTIMONY.

A.   My testimony addresses the following areas of concern to the Michigan Public Service Commission

     (AMPSC@ or ACommission@).

     a.      a description of Telrite=s technical, managerial, and financial qualifications to provide

             telecommunications services in Michigan;

     b.      a demonstration of Telrite=s intent to provide service within one year from the date a license

             is granted;

     c.      the benefits to the public and the industry, and a description of the general types of services

             Telrite proposes to offer in Michigan;

     d.      a description of the general types of services that Telrite proposes to offer in the State of

             Michigan; and

     e.      an explanation of Telrite=s compliance with applicable regulations pertaining to certified

             communicatively impaired (hearing and voice impaired) telecommunications service,

             lifeline, minimum calling levels, and 9-1-1 emergency telecommunications service.

Q.   CAN YOU PLEASE DESCRIBE THE APPLICANT=S GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS?

A.   Yes. Telrite is a Georgia corporation, and is authorized to transact business in the State of Michigan

     as a foreign corporation. Telrite was incorporated on February 1, 2000, and currently operates as a

     long distance reseller in a majority of the United States and as a local exchange provider in

     approximately 12 states. Copies of the Applicant=s Certificate of Incorporation and Certificate of

     Authority to transact business in Michigan were submitted as Attachment #1, and are made a part

     hereof by reference.




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                                                                  Direct Testimony of Michael Geoffroy
                                                                         on behalf of Telrite Corporation
                                                                               MPSC Case No. U-15462
                                                                                              Page 4 of 8

Q.   IS TELRITE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE SERVICES IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTIONS?

A.   Yes. Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois,

     Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota,

     Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New

     York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South

     Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia,

     Wisconsin and Wyoming. Telrite is also certified to operate as a local exchange provider in

     California, Iowa, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington,

     West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Q.   PLEASE DESCRIBE TELRITE=S MANAGERIAL AND TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS.

A.   Telrite possesses the requisite managerial experience necessary to provide its proposed local

     exchange services. Telrite=s management team consists of a highly qualified and experienced group

     of professionals with experience in all aspects of business. Profiles of Telrite=s management

     personnel contained in Attachment #4 of the Application. Applicant is also technically qualified to

     provide the proposed services in Michigan as evidenced by its successful operations in over forty-five

     states.

Q.   PLEASE OUTLINE TELRITE=S FINANCIAL QUALIFICATIONS.

A.   Telrite is financially qualified to possess a license to provide basic local exchange service. In

     particular, Telrite has the necessary financing and capital to conduct its telecommunications

     operations as specified in its Application. The Company=s financial documentation was submitted

     confidentially as Attachment #3 of the Application, and is made a part hereof by reference.




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                                                                     Direct Testimony of Michael Geoffroy
                                                                            on behalf of Telrite Corporation
                                                                                  MPSC Case No. U-15462
                                                                                                 Page 5 of 8

Q.   IN YOUR OPINION, DOES TELRITE HAVE ADEQUATE ACCESS TO THE CAPITAL

     NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THE PROPOSED LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICES IN

     MICHIGAN?

A.   Yes. Telrite has been operating successfully since its inception and has access to sufficient additional

     financing should it become necessary. Evidence of additional sources of financing for Telrite was

     submitted confidentially as part of Attachment #3 in the form of an existing line of credit.

Q.   DOES TELRITE=S APPLICATION AND PROPOSED TARIFF CONTAIN AN ACCURATE

     DESCRIPTION OF THE TYPES OF SERVICES THAT IT WILL OFFER IN MICHIGAN?

A.   Yes. The Application and illustrative tariff (submitted as Attachment #6 of the Application)

     accurately describe the types of services that Telrite will offer in Michigan. Telrite will provide local

     exchange services to residential and business customers, with access to dual-party relay services, 9-1-

     1 emergency services, directory assistance, directory listing, operator assisted calls, lifeline and toll-

     free calling, and unbundled network elements.            Telrite will also continue to offer resold

     interexchange services.

Q.   WHAT       FACILITIES        WILL      TELRITE       USE     TO      PROVIDE       THE      PROPOSED

     TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES IN MICHIGAN?

A.   Telrite plans to provide local exchange services offered for resale by the ILECs, and unbundled

     network elements. Therefore, Telrite does not intend to own or deploy any facilities within

     Michigan. Should demand warrant expansion into full facilities-based operations in the future,

     Telrite will notify the Commission of its intentions at that time.




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                                                                     Direct Testimony of Michael Geoffroy
                                                                            on behalf of Telrite Corporation
                                                                                  MPSC Case No. U-15462
                                                                                                 Page 6 of 8

Q:   WHICH CARRIER(S) CURRENTLY SERVE AS THE COMPANY'S UNDERLYING

     CARRIER(S)?

A:   The Company will offer the local exchange services of AT&T Michigan. Directory Assistance,

     Directory Listing, and Emergency 9-1-1 services will be supplied through arrangements with the

     incumbent carrier(s). The 9-1-1 services will be transparent to municipalities and townships offering

     this emergency service, and Telrite will develop procedures to secure the accurate transition of

     collection and disbursement of 9-1-1 surcharges. All customers will receive the same delivery of

     Automatic Number Identification (AANI@) and Automatic Line Information (AALI@), and the design of

     the 9-1-1 system standards that exist in the incumbent carrier=s system.

Q.   WILL TELRITE PROVIDE BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE AND TOLL SERVICES IN KEEPING

     WITH THE COMMISSION=S RULES AND THE MICHIGAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT?

A.   Yes. Telrite will offer additional services to its customers, including, lifeline service, services for the

     deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired; intraNPA directory service; free telephone directories;

     free 9XX prefix call blocking; basic local exchange service options for residential customers;

     handicapped persons and persons voluntarily providing services specified in Act 179; and emergency

     or 9-1-1 service.

Q:   DOES TELRITE INTEND TO FOLLOW THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMMISSION

     PERTAINING TO CERTIFIED COMMUNICATIVELY IMPAIRED TELECOMMUNICATIONS

     SERVICES?

A:   Yes. Telrite intends to implement the requirements of the Commission pertaining to certified

     communicatively impaired telecommunications services.




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                                                                    Direct Testimony of Michael Geoffroy
                                                                           on behalf of Telrite Corporation
                                                                                 MPSC Case No. U-15462
                                                                                                Page 7 of 8

Q.   DOES TELRITE INTEND TO COMPLY WITH THE MINIMUM TELEPHONE SERVICE

     STANDARDS SET FORTH BY THE MPSC?

A.   Yes. Telrite intends to provide the services described above in compliance with the MPSC standards

     and applicable regulations.

Q.   DOES TELRITE HAVE A SMALL AND MINORITY OWNED TELECOMMUNICATIONS

     BUSINESS PARTICIPATION PLAN PURSUANT TO SECTION 504 OF THE MICHIGAN

     TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT?

A.   Yes. Telrite=s Small and Minority Owned Telecommunications Business Participation Plan was

     submitted as Attachment #5 to the Application and has been made a part of this Testimony by

     reference.

Q.   WHEN DOES TELRITE INTEND TO OFFER REGULATED BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE

     SERVICE IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN?

A.   Telrite intends to initiate operations in Michigan as soon as possible after it has negotiated its resale

     agreement(s) with the ILEC(s), and filed its final tariff with the MPSC.

Q.   IF EACH OF THESE PREREQUISITES WERE TO BE COMPLETED IN A TIMELY FASHION,

     WITHOUT DELAY, WHEN WOULD TELRITE COMMENCE OFFERING REGULATED BASIC

     LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN?

A.   Telrite would hope to begin offering local exchange service in Michigan within three (3) months of

     meeting these requirements.




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                                                                 Direct Testimony of Michael Geoffroy
                                                                        on behalf of Telrite Corporation
                                                                              MPSC Case No. U-15462
                                                                                             Page 8 of 8

Q.   IS TELRITE=S APPLICATION CONSISTENT WITH SERVING THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN

     THE PROVISION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS CUSTOMERS?

A.   Yes. The Commission=s grant of a license is in the public interest because consumers it will provide

     Michigan consumers with an enhanced range of telecommunications services, will increase

     customer choice, will encourage carriers to provide more efficient service at lower prices,

     will provide users with greater reliability, and will create competitive pressure on carriers to

     provide more responsive customer service. Telrite respectfully submits that its entry will

     promote competition for the provision of local telecommunications services, thereby

     furthering the purposes of the Michigan Telecommunications Act.

Q.   DOES THIS CONCLUDE YOUR TESTIMONY?

A.   Yes, it does.




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