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On December 4, 2003, the Public Service Commission of Maryland issued an Initial Data Request in Case No. 8983, In the Matter of the Implementation of the Federal Communication Commission's Triennial Review Order to all local exchange carriers authorized to provide service in Maryland. The data request consists of three separate questionnaires pertaining to: 1) High Capacity Loop; 2) Switching; and 3) Transport. In accordance with the Commission's directives, parties are to download each of the respective Microsoft Excel 97 spreadsheets that appear below and populate the spreadsheets with responses to the Commission's questions. The instructions and questions are also posted below for your convenience. After completing the questionnaires, save the populated spreadsheets electronically with your company name replacing the word "question" in the title of the spreadsheet. For example: "MD loop COMPANY NAME.xls"; "MD switching COMPANY NAME.xls"; "MD transport COMPANY NAME.xls". Questions concerning the spreadsheets or the information requested may be addressed to Jason Cross at (410) 767-8055 or via email at Jason Cross. One hard copy and one electronic copy of the carrier's responses are to be filed with Anna Marie Nichols, Management Associate, Public Service Commission of Maryland, 6 St. Paul Street, 16th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, not later than Monday, December 15, 2003. The electronic version of the filed spreadsheets shall be provided in Microsoft Excel 97 format on 3.5 diskettes or compact disk.