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Mich. PSC Grants Dish Wireless ETC Application

Dish Wireless may provide Lifeline service in Michigan, state commissioners decided Thursday. The Michigan Public Service Commission voted 3-0 to grant Dish’s application for eligible telecom carrier (ETC) designation (case U-21382). “The Commission is persuaded that ETC designation for DISH…

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promotes the availability of universal service and is in the public interest,” said the order. Also Thursday, the commission unanimously supported granting permanent licenses to Altafiber (case No. U-21449) and EarthGrid (case U-21417) to provide basic local exchange service statewide in areas served by AT&T and Frontier Communications. The PSC granted those companies temporary licenses last July.