The Intrastate Telecommunications Service Providers 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.
Adopted in response to consumer complaints of "slamming" and "cramming," Commission Order U-11900 requires all intrastate telecommunications service providers to register with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on a yearly basis and at any time during the year when a change occurs in company information.
Adopted in December, 2005, Section 211a of the Michigan Telecommunications Act requires a "provider of any telecommunication service utilizing a new or emerging technology" to likewise register with the ITSP.
The ITSP registration includes, but is not limited to: incumbent telephone companies providing local service, competitive local service providers, local toll service providers, state-to-state long distance providers, wireless, VoIP, Broadband Over Power Lines and resold long distance providers. For definitions of provider types, see the glossary page.