RAILROADS AND OTHER PUBLIC UTILITIES
TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1988
62-609. Imputed and nondiscriminatory access charges -- Commission authority. (1) A telephone corporation, which provides basic local exchange service, and which also provides message telecommunications service shall impute to itself its prices of special access or private line access and switched access for the use of essential facilities used in the provision of message telecommunications service, special access or private line access services and WATS service or their equivalents. Such imputation shall be in the aggregate on a service by service basis. All other providers of message telecommunications service, special access or private line access services and WATS service or their equivalents shall impute to themselves, in the aggregate on a service by service basis, their individual cost of special or switched access or its equivalent in their pricing.
The commission shall define in an appropriate proceeding what are essential facilities for the purpose of this subsection and shall resolve any dispute which may arise under this subsection.
(2) Telecommunication services which are subject to the provisions of this chapter and which services utilize special or switched access, shall be made available by the telephone corporation for resale. No telephone corporation shall, as to its prices or charges for or the provision of such services, make or grant any preference or advantage to any telephone corporation or to a provider of services exempted from regulation under section 62-603(13), Idaho Code, or subject any telephone corporation or any provider of services exempted from regulation under section 62-603(13), Idaho Code, to any prejudice or competitive disadvantage with respect to its prices or charges for providing access to its local exchange network nor establish or maintain any unreasonable difference as to its prices or charges for access to its local exchange network.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 62-614, Idaho Code, if, after negotiation, a dispute under this section exists between or among telephone corporations or between or among telephone corporation(s) and provider(s) of services exempted from regulation under section 62-603(13), Idaho Code, such dispute shall be determined by the commission upon petition of any affected telephone corporation or provider(s) of services exempted from regulation under section 62-603(13), Idaho Code.
Information disclosed to the commission for resolution of disputes under this section shall be provided by the telephone corporations with appropriate safeguards for the protection of business or trade secrets.
[62-609, added 1988, ch. 195, sec. 1, p. 362; am. 1999, ch. 114, sec. 3, p. 344.]
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