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MPSC Issues 2011 Report on Status of Telecommunications Competition in Michigan; Competitive Providers' Market Share Reaches Highest Level Ever
Judy Palnau, 517-241-3323Agency:
Michigan Public Service Commission
June 1, 2012 - The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today issued its 12th annual report on the status of telecommunications competition in Michigan. The report, required by the Michigan Telecommunications Act, primarily examines the state of competition in the toll and local exchange service markets in Michigan. It also includes information specific to Michigan on mobile wireless, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and broadband.
"Competition in telecommunications reached an all-time high in Michigan during 2011," said MPSC Chairman John D. Quackenbush. "And the percent of competitive lines served by competitive providers' own facilities also reached an all-time high, an indication that these providers are investing in Michigan for the long-term."
Highlights of the report include:
- The total number of wirelines in Michigan in 2011 decreased by 283,000 from 2010, reflecting a 7.8 percent decrease, a trend that began in 2002.
- Competitive providers held 30.7 percent of the total wireline market in 2011, the highest ever recorded.
- The percent of competitive lines served by competitive providers' own facilities was 35.7 percent in 2011, up from 32.3 in 2010.
- AT&T Michigan's share of the wireline market was 54.4 percent, a decrease of 2.7 percentage points from the previous year.
The entire report is available on the MPSC website.
The MPSC is an agency within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
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