As a cost company, you are constantly striving to run your operations in the most efficient way possible.
Prior to making any changes to your network or to your corporate structure, you should first contact your Kiesling Associates Cost Consultant.
For example, if you are planning to deploy video over RF versus IP, we will run an analysis to show you the difference in settlements you will receive between the two types of technology (generally speaking RF, if offered utilizing regulated telephone plant is non-regulated use of the regulated plant, so a portion of, or possibly all of some types of plant associated with that technology would need to be removed from your cost study where IP is treated as content provided over the regulated broadband pipe (similar to internet over DSL) and does not require any regulated telephone plant to be removed from the cost study).
If you plan to replace all of your remote offices with concentrators or begin CLEC operations, we can run an analysis to show you how your settlements will change.
Any time you contemplate a major change in operations, your first call should be to your Kiesling Associates Cost Consultant. Also this type of earnings analysis is frequently utilized to determine if specific actions, such as leasing vehicles is more (or less) financially advantageous for your company.
Each year after your cost study has been filed; your Kiesling Associates Cost Consultant will schedule a meeting with you to answer any questions you have about the study and to discuss the results of the cost study. At that time, we will give you guidance on recovery by categories.