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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-1407


Tentative Order

[31 Pa.B. 4143]

Public Meeting held
July 13, 2001

Commissioners Present: Glen R. Thomas, Chairperson; Robert K. Bloom, Vice Chairperson; Aaron Wilson, Jr.; Terrance J. Fitzpatrick

Global Telephone Corporation; Doc. No. A-310506

Tentative Order

By the Commission:

   Global Telephone Corporation (Global) has not paid its monthly Universal Service Fund assessment pursuant to 52 Pa. Code §§ 63.161--63.171 since November 2000. In its efforts to collect payment, Law Bureau Prosecutory Staff was advised by the company's former consultant that Global filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition in October 2000, and is no longer in business. Telephone calls to the last known business address of Global confirmed that the number is disconnected and no information is available for any new phone number.

   Global, a competitive local exchange carrier and interexchange reseller, was granted a certificate of public convenience by the Commission on March 27, 1997, at A-310506. Based upon the findings of the Prosecutory Staff, we believe that it is appropriate to revoke Global's certificate without the necessity of first filing a formal complaint. Finally, we are not aware that Global has any current customers in Pennsylvania, and Global was never assigned any NXX codes. For these reasons, we tentatively conclude that revocation of Global's certificate pursuant to 66 Pa.C.S. § 1102(a)(2) will not be detrimental to the public interest; Therefore,

   It is Ordered:

   1.  That Global Telephone Corporation's certificate of public convenience is hereby tentatively approved to be revoked as being in the public interest.

   2.  That a copy of this Tentative Order be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin giving all persons having an interest in this proceeding 30 days from the date of publication to file a written response.

   3.  That absent the filing of adverse public comment 30 days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, this Tentative Order shall become final without further order of this Commission.

   4.  That upon this order becoming final and without further action by the Commission, the certificate of public convenience held by Global Telephone Corporation at A-310506 shall be cancelled, and the company's name stricken from all active utility lists maintained by the Tariff and Annual Report Section of the Commission's Bureau of Fixed Utility Services and the Assessment Section of the Bureau of Audits.

   5.  That a copy of this Order be served upon the Office of Consumer Advocate, the Office of Small Business Advocate, the Office of Trial Staff, and the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-1407. Filed for public inspection July 27, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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