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52 Pa. Code § 63.204. Removal or lifting of LSPFs.

§ 63.204. Removal or lifting of LSPFs.

 (a)  An applicant shall authorize the removal of an existing LSPF before a prospective NLSP may process a change in LSP. The prospective NLSP shall inform the applicant of the following at the time of application:

   (1)  If the applicant has an LSPF, the applicant shall authorize the removal of the LSPF before the request for a change of the customer’s LSP can be processed.

   (2)  The applicant or the applicant’s authorized agent shall contact the OLSP to have an LSPF lifted. Before processing the lifting of the LSPF, the OLSP shall confirm appropriate verification data such as the customer’s date of birth, Social Security number or mother’s birth name with the applicant or the applicant’s authorized agent.

   (3)  A prospective NLSP may not authorize the removal of an applicant’s LSPF.

 (b)  When the prospective NLSP is also seeking to provide other services, (for example, interexchange, intraLATA, interLATA, interstate or international toll) covered by freezes, authorizations to lift the freezes may be transmitted in one process, if the applicant expressly requests that each freeze be lifted. The prospective NLSP shall inform the applicant of the distinctions among the services and of the requirement that service may not be migrated unless the customer expressly lifts each freeze.

 (c)  LSPs that offer LSPFs to their customers shall provide various methods to customers for lifting LSPFs, as required by the Federal Communications Commission as set forth in 47 CFR Part 64, Subpart K (relating to changes in preferred telecommunications service providers).



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