The work performed by Vantage Consulting,
Inc. and Smith, Turner & Reeves and summarized in this report has been
conducted in accordance with the work description included in the RFP issued by
the California High Cost Fund-B (CHCF-B) Administrative Committee and the
California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) Administrative Committee to conduct an
investigation of GTE California, Inc. (GTE-C) and Contel of California, Inc.
(Contel-C). The purpose of the
investigation is to verify whether GTE-C and Contel-C assessed the CHCF-B
surcharge and the CTF surcharge, and reported the surcharge revenues to the
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for the period February, 1997
through December 31, 1999 in accordance with the directions of the CPUC.
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