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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 51 . Telecommunications
Section 10. Applicability, necessity, purpose, and waiver

3 AAC 51.010. Applicability, necessity, purpose, and waiver

(a) The provisions of 3 AAC 51.010 - 3 AAC 51.199 apply to all local exchange carriers. The provisions of 3 AAC 51.010 - 3 AAC 51.199 do not apply to cellular radiotelephone carriers and radio common carriers.

(b) The provision of telecommunications relay service (TRS) in accordance with 3 AAC 51.010 - 3 AAC 51.199 is required by the public convenience and necessity to meet the needs of deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech-impaired, and all other subscribers in communicating with each other.

(c) The purpose of 3 AAC 51.010 - 3 AAC 51.199 is to implement the directives of AS 42.05.296 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (47 U.S.C. 225) requiring the provision of telecommunications service to allow deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech-impaired persons and all other subscribers to communicate with each other.

(d) Except for requirements established under AS 42.05.296 and 47 U.S.C. 225 (1990), the commission will, in its discretion, waive the application of all or any part of 3 AAC 51.010 - 3 AAC 51.199 upon a showing of good cause under procedures set out in 3 AAC 48.805.

History: Eff. 12/2/92, Register 124; am 2/23/2001, Register 157

Authority: AS 42.05.141

AS 42.05.151

AS 42.05.296

AS 42.05.311

AS 42.05.321

AS 42.05.711


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