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Argued January 10, 2002

In this appeal, the Office of the People’s Counsel asks us to vacate a Public Service Commission order approving a tariff amendment sought by Verizon Washington, DC Inc. The amendment would expand the category of home-based business customers of Verizon who are eligible for telephone service at favorable residential rates. The Office of the People’s Counsel contends that the amendment unjustly discriminates against Verizon’s other business customers and argues that the Commission’s approval is fatally flawed on the ground that it is not supported by substantial evidence in the record. We conclude that the decision on appeal withstands the main challenge that is levied against it, but we nonetheless vacate the Commission’s order and remand the case for further consideration because the Commission based its decision in part on a misunderstanding of the record before it.

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