The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that on February 1, 2021, the Alaska Exchange Carriers Association, Inc., on its own behalf and on behalf of its member local exchange carriers (collectively, AECA), together with Alascom, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Alaska (AT&T Alaska), and General Communication Corp., d/b/a General Communication, Inc. d/b/a GCI (GCI) (collectively, the parties), filed a petition requesting acceptance of a stipulation resolving all issues related to the establishment of Alaska intrastate access charge rates for the period from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. Although intrastate access charge rates are annual filings, the parties further request Commission acceptance of a stipulation resolving access charge rates for the period from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. Docket No. U-21-008 was opened to address this matter.

In conjunction with its petition, the parties requested a multi-year waiver of Sections 003(a), 701, 702, and 703 of the Alaska Intrastate Interexchange Access Charge Manual (AIIACM), which specifies certain annual filing requirements for AECA and its pooled local exchange carriers, and that such annual filings are effective April 1. In addition, the parties requested a waiver of Sections 106, 111, 112, and 118 of the AIIACM, which address the methodology for computing specific intrastate access charge rate elements. The parties also seek to delay the starting date for the 2023 fiscal year access charge proceedings until January 4, 2023, to accommodate an anticipated access charge stipulation renewal.

The Commission may approve, deny, or modify, in whole or in part the stipulation and waiver requests proposed by the parties. The Commission may impose conditions on approval or take other actions to protect the public interest.

You may obtain information about this filing by contacting Robin Brena or Anthony Guerriero, Attorneys for AECA, at 810 N Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 258-2000; Cynthia Manheim, General Attorney for AT&T Alaska, at 16331 NE 72nd Way, Room 1164B, Redmond, WA 98052-7827, phone: (425) 580-8112; or James Jackson, Regulatory Attorney for GCI, at 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503; phone: (907) 868-5545. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission's office at 701 West 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501 ; phone: (907) 276-6222, or may be viewed at the Commission's website at by typing Docket No. "U-21-008" in the Find a Matter search box.

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., March 8, 2021, at the Commission's address given above or via our website at:

Please reference Docket No. U-21-008 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with AECA, AT&T Alaska, and GCI at their respective addresses given above.

Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, TTY (907) 276-4533 or send a request via electronic mail to by March 1, 2021.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 4th day of February 2021.



Robert M. Pickett

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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: U-21-008
Publish Date: 2/4/2021
Archive Date: 3/9/2021
  • Public Comment Deadline
    3/8/2021 5:00pm