It is when NARUC contemplates revising its general anti-preemption policy. According to yesterday's Comm. Daily, a proposed policy change would have acknowledged that, "in a global telecom market, 'national preemption of state authority may be justified under some circumstances.'" Apparently, the obviousness* of the statement proved to be overwhelming, so today's Comm. Daily reports that a five-member task force will "study" the issue and come up with "suitable resolutions" at NARUC's annual meeting later this year.
*As Justice Scalia stated in Iowa Utilities Board: The question...is not whether the Federal Government has taken the regulation of local telecommunications competition away from the States. With regard to the matters addressed by the 1996 Act, it unquestionably has.