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52 Pa. Code § 63.72a. InterLATA traffic studies.

§ 63.72a. InterLATA traffic studies.

 (a)  By January 31 of each year in which a biennial traffic study is due, each local exchange carrier will identify and formally notify the Commission of the traffic study interexchange carriers in its service territory. The identity of the traffic study interexchange carriers shall be based upon review of the access charge levels from the most recent 12-month period available. Each local exchange carrier shall concurrently notify each traffic study interexchange carrier of the following:

   (1)  That the interexchange carrier’s traffic will be included in the local exchange carrier’s traffic study under this subchapter.

   (2)  The format which the local exchange carrier will utilize in its traffic usage study.

   (3)  The representative month the local exchange carrier will use in its study.

 (b)  Each traffic study interexchange carrier shall provide the local exchange carrier with data which identifies the relevant interexchange traffic completed by the interexchange carrier and which originated in the local exchange carrier’s service territory for the representative month used by the local exchange carrier. The data shall be submitted to the local exchange carrier by June 1 of each year in which a biennial traffic usage study is due. The data submitted by traffic study interexchange carriers may not include traffic for which the interexchange carrier bills through the local exchange carrier under a full billing and collection agreement.

 (c)  The data submitted by each traffic study interexchange carrier shall be organized consistent with the following:

   (1)  The data shall be in the format specified by the local exchange carrier for the traffic usage study.

   (2)  The data shall identify the total number of calls completed by the traffic study interexchange carrier and which originated in each exchange in the local exchange carrier’s service territory for each interLATA route which requires study under §  63.72 (relating to traffic usage studies) for the representative month.

   (3)  The data shall identify the total number of access lines presubscribed to the traffic study interexchange carrier in each exchange for which data is submitted under paragraph (2).

   (4)  Data submitted by a traffic study interexchange carrier to a local exchange carrier shall be considered proprietary to the traffic study interexchange carrier and may not be used by the local exchange carrier for a purpose other than preparing its traffic usage study.

   (5)  Each traffic study interexchange carrier may petition the Commission to waive the submission of a portion of the data required to be submitted under this section. Each waiver petition shall include the estimated costs of submitting the data and the relative amount of traffic which the data represents. The Commission will approve a waiver petition only if it finds that the costs to the interexchange carrier outweigh the value of the data to the traffic usage study.

 (d)  Upon receiving the traffic study interexchange carrier data, each local exchange carrier shall complete the following in preparing the interLATA component of the traffic usage study:

   (1)  Collect and analyze the traffic data for each traffic study interexchange carrier for calls completed by the interexchange carrier which are billed through the local exchange carrier under a full billing and collection agreement.

   (2)  Aggregate the traffic data it collects and analyzes under full billing and collection agreements with the traffic data it receives from each traffic study interexchange carrier. Each local exchange carrier shall report the aggregate interexchange carrier. Each local exchange carrier shall report the aggregate results of the interLATA traffic study to the Commission in its biennial traffic usage study filed under §  63.72.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  63.72a issued under Public Utility Code,

Source

   The provisions of this §  63.72a adopted June 18, 1993, effective June 19, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 2829.



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