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52 Pa. Code § 63.301. Statement of purpose and policy.

§ 63.301. Statement of purpose and policy.

 (a)  Purpose. The purpose of this subchapter is to:

   (1)  Provide for an orderly process when a NSP intends to terminate service to a LSP.

   (2)  Provide for an orderly process when a LSP seeks to stop the provision of existing service to residential and business customers under any of the following circumstances:

     (i)   A NSP that provides part or all of the services necessary to provide local service is intending to terminate a LSP’s interconnection agreement.

     (ii)   The Commission has issued an order to revoke a LSP’s certificate of public convenience.

     (iii)   A LSP has filed an application to abandon a certificate of public convenience for the provision of local service.

   (3)  Ensure that customers are provided ample notice and the opportunity to select a new LSP of their choice and thereby not lose local service when the LSP exits their market.

   (4)  Coordinate information flow and activities through a project management team.

   (5)  Ensure that an abandoning LSP provides sufficient network information so that customers are able to be migrated seamlessly.

   (6)  Ensure that an abandoning LSP coordinates with 9-1-1 service providers and the North American Numbering Plan Administrator.

 (b)  Application.

   (1)  This subchapter applies to a LSP that provides local service to residential or business customers.

   (2)  This subchapter applies to a NSP that provides wholesale local service to a LSP and intends to terminate the LSP’s service for breach of an interconnection agreement.

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