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CPUC Enforcement Division Urges Continued MetroPCS Probe

Don’t dismiss an investigation into a USF surcharges dispute between T-Mobile’s MetroPCS and the California Public Utilities Commission, the CPUC Consumer Protection and Enforcement Division (CPED) urged the commission Thursday. T-Mobile sought dismissal due to completion of a related court…

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case at the U.S. District Court for Northern California where MetroPCS won judgment against the CPUC (see 2308170063). The carrier’s motion is premature because issues in the first track of the CPUC investigation are independent of federal litigation, said CPED in docket I.22-04-005. Also, the CPUC still has time to appeal the court’s decision addressing second track issues, the division said.