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52 Pa. Code § 53.58. Offering of competitive services.

§ 53.58. Offering of competitive services.

 (a)  ILEC services that have been classified as competitive under the relevant provisions of 66 Pa.C.S. §  3005 (relating to competitive services), may also be offered by CLECs as competitive services without prior competitive determination and classification by the Commission subject to this section.

 (b)  Under §  53.59 (relating to cost support requirements and effective filing dates for tariff filings of noncompetitive services), a CLEC may offer services classified as noncompetitive in an ILEC service territory when the CLEC has been certificated to offer service.

 (c)  When the Commission approves a CLEC petition under the relevant provisions of 66 Pa.C.S. §  3005 for classification of a noncompetitive service to a competitive service, the ILEC serving that petitioning CLEC’s service territory and other certificated CLECs within the petitioning CLEC’s service territory may offer the service approved by the Commission as a competitive service subject to this section.

 (d)  CLECs and ILECs offering services classified by the Commission as competitive shall file with the Commission appropriate informational tariffs, price lists, and ministerial administrative tariff changes. These filings will become effective on 1-day’s notice.

 (e)  Under Chapter 5 (relating to formal proceedings), the Commission may initiate a proceeding for the potential reclassification from competitive to noncompetitive a service that is offered by either or both an ILEC and CLECs in a specific service territory under the relevant provisions of 66 Pa.C.S. §  3005(d).

   (1)  The Commission will decide which competitive service of an ILEC or CLEC warrants reclassification to noncompetitive status under relevant provisions of 66 Pa.C.S. §  3005(d).

   (2)  The Commission will provide an opportunity to participate in the proceeding to the ILEC and to those CLECs that offer substantially the same or functionally equivalent competitive service within the service territory of the ILEC or specific CLEC for which there is a reclassification proceeding.

   (3)  The Commission will separately determine whether the substantially same or functionally equivalent service that is offered by the competing ILEC or CLECs in the relevant service territory will continue to be classified as a competitive service.

   (4)  When reviewing whether a service should be reclassified, the Commission will consider the following factors:

     (i)   The ease of entry by potential competitors into the market for the specific service at issue.

     (ii)   The presence of other existing telecommunications carriers in the market for the specific services at issue.

     (iii)   The ability of other telecommunications carriers to offer the service at competitive prices, terms and conditions.

     (iv)   The availability of like or substitute service alternatives in the relevant geographic area for the service at issue.

     (v)   Whether the service is provided under conditions that do not constitute unfair competition.

     (vi)   Whether the service, including its availability for resale under the relevant provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the act of February 8, 1996 (Pub.L. No. 104-104, 110 Stat. 56), is provided on a nondiscriminatory basis.

 (vii)  Other factors deemed relevant by the Commission.


   The provisions of this §  53.58 issued under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501 and 1501; and section 612 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  232).


   The provisions of this §  53.58 adopted December 1, 2000, effective December 2, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6202.

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  53.57 (relating to definitions).

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