Telecommunications

Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Required State License(s):

Per Sec. 301 (1) of the Michigan Telecommunications Act (MTA), “a telecommunication provider shall not provide or resell basic local exchange service in this state, without a license issued from the commission under this act.” Any company providing basic local exchange service, facilities based or resale, is required to be licensed with the Public Service Commission; Telecommunications Division (517) 241-6200. Information regarding obtaining a license can be found on the PSC website at https://www.michigan.gov/mpsc/0,9535,7-395-93309_93439_93464_94125_94126---,00.html.

Required State Registration(s):

Per Sec. 211a of the MTA “a provider of any telecommunication service utilizing new or emerging technology shall register with the commission.” The Intrastate Telecommunications Service Providers (ITSP) Registration was developed to identify telecommunications carriers, the company’s principal officers, the services they provide, and to ensure quick and accurate communication in resolving complaints. Please go to https://mpsc.force.com/itsp to see a list of telecommunications services requiring registration.

Revised: 11/2019