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52 Pa. Code § 63.72. Traffic usage studies.

§ 63.72. Traffic usage studies.

 A local exchange carrier shall conduct a biennial interexchange toll traffic usage study. The study shall measure traffic over both intraLATA and interLATA routes. The study shall measure the average calling frequency between contiguous exchanges and between each exchange and each noncontiguous exchange having a toll rate center within 16 miles. On intraLATA routes only, the study shall also measure the percentage of total access lines within the exchange over which the calls are placed. In measuring calling frequency, all calling classes shall be considered collectively, including those who have elected optional calling plans under §  63.73 (relating to optional calling plans). The study shall measure usage in a representative 30-day period within the 12-month period preceding the study. The local exchange carrier shall prepare a report containing results of the study. The report is required to address only routes which equal or exceed 1.50 calls per access line per month. The report shall be filed with the Commission with a copy to the Office of Consumer Advocate on or before October 1 of each survey year. The report will be treated as proprietary and shall be filed under protective seal. The Commission and the Office of Consumer Advocate will release the results of the report, upon request, on a route specific basis to customers or customer representatives. Traffic usage data for routes with less than 1.50 calls per access line per month shall be submitted by local exchange carriers upon request by the Commission or the Office of Consumer Advocate.


   The provisions of this §  63.72 issued under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501 and 1501.


   The provisions of this §  63.72 adopted March 17, 1989, effective March 18, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 1179; amended June 18, 1993, effective June 19, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 2829. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (157990) to (157991).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  63.72a (relating to interLATA traffic studies).

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