Below are frequently asked questions, you may find the answer for yourself.
Why was MACC formed?
MACC was formed to promote and protect competition in the telecommunications markets in the mid-western United States to educate and inform the public and government officials about the benefit of competition; to provide a forum for the discussion of issues of common interest to all members; and to represent the interests of the member companies before executive, legislative, judicial, administrative and other governmental bodies.
What companies are eligible for MACC membership?
Corporate membership may be offered to any business entity, whether such business entity is a proprietorship, partnership, limited partnership, corporation, joint venture, individual or other association, which is defined as a CLEC under the 1996 Telecom Act. Members must agree to the non-discriminatory use of organization resources for the support of all business strategies allowed in the 1996 Telecom Act including facility based, utilization of unbundled network elements and services resale. Members may not be affiliated with or affiliates of an incumbent local exchange company (ILEC).
What type of activities does MACC typically undertake?
MACC engages in activities that impact the mutual interests of its members including but not limited to the improvement of the price, terms and conditions for network interconnection between competitive local exchange companies (CLEC) and incumbent local exchange companies (ILEC); the improvement of ILEC wholesale supplier performance through appropriate regulatory oversight including wholesale service performance measurement plans; and the promotion of communication and cooperation to support member company negotiation and implementation of interconnection agreements.
What are the benefits of becoming a member of MACC?
MACC brings together the individual strengths of its members into a collective force making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. We combine the experience, knowledge and financial resources of our members into a single voice to support the mutual interests of our members. MACC enables our members to take an active role in regulatory, legislative and other public policy forums that impact the telecommunications operating environment. For our member companies, MACC has proven to be the most cost effective way to stay informed and stay involved.