MPSC Approves Settlement Agreement Involving 9-1-1 Surcharges for Four Michigan Counties


Contact:  Judy Palnau, 517-241-3323
Agency:  Michigan Public Service Commission  


September 24, 2013
–The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) approved a settlement agreement involving the 9-1-1 surcharge for Cass, Dickinson, Grand Traverse and Huron counties.

On Feb. 14, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a decision vacating the Commission’s Dec. 21, 2010 order regarding 9-1-1 surcharge calculations for 23 appellant counties. The court ordered that any county requesting a contested case hearing would be granted one, and it allowed each county to select either a new contested hearing case or a redetermination by the MPSC based on reopened existing proofs and existing briefs.

Under the terms of the settlement approved today, the monthly 9-1-1 surcharge rates per device are as follows: Cass County: $1.39; Dickinson County: 68 cents; Grand Traverse County: 80 cents; and Huron County: $2.20.

The new surcharges are effective July 2014.

The four counties and the MPSC staff participated in the settlement. Frontier North Inc., Frontier Midstates Inc. and Frontier Communications of Michigan, Inc. filed a joint statement of non-objection.

The MPSC is an agency within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Case No. U-15489

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