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(a) In competitive local exchange markets and in noncompetitive areas, an entity proposing to provide local exchange telephone service in competition with an existing local exchange carrier must file an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity that includes
(1) the legal name and the name under which the applicant proposes to do business;
(2) the address of the principal national and Alaskan place of business;
(3) the name, title, and telephone number of the individual who is the liaison with the commission in regard to the application;
(4) the applicant's business structure (corporation, partnership, etc.), including proof of incorporation and name and address of registered agent, if applicable;
(5) proof of authority to do business in Alaska;
(6) a list of the owners of five percent or more of the applicant's equity;
(7) a list of persons or entities that are affiliated interests of the applicant;
(8) a list of all administrative and judicial proceedings that resulted in
(A) suspension, revocation, or denial of the authority, license, or certification of the applicant or its officers, directors, or affiliates to provide utility services;
(B) a reprimand, penalty, or conviction of an applicant or its officers, directors, or affiliates related to operations, gross misrepresentations, fraudulent transactions, or securities violations; or
(C) an adjudication of bankruptcy or a reorganization in bankruptcy of applicant or its officers, directors, or affiliates;
(9) a list of all cases and locations in which the applicant, its officers, directors, or affiliates, has abandoned service in violation of applicable statutes, regulations, or orders;
(10) a list of the names, titles, and responsibilities of key management now employed or to be employed by the applicant and resumes for each person;
(11) for existing businesses, copies of the most recent year's balance sheet and income statement or Federal Communications Commission Form M and, if available, Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K;
(12) for new businesses, copies of the most recent year's balance sheet and income statement for the owners of the business listed under (6) of this subsection;
(13) a list of all services proposed, together with an explanation of the applicant's technical ability to provide the proposed services;
(14) a description of the area within which the entity proposes to provide local exchange service;
(15) a description of all existing facilities that will be used to provide local exchange telephone service;
(16) a description of all agreements or negotiations with other utilities for joint use and interconnection of facilities;
(17) a tariff of rates and services; and
(18) a verification signed by the person authorized to sign on behalf of the applicant that all of the information provided in the application is true, accurate, and complete.
(b) The commission will give notice of an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to provide local exchange telephone service in accordance with 3 AAC 48.645(a) .
(c) The commission will issue a certificate of public convenience and necessity to an entity that proposes to provide local exchange telephone service under 3 AAC 53.200 - 3 AAC 53.299 and that is found by the commission to be fit, willing, and able to provide the proposed service.
(d) The commission will, in its discretion, place conditions on a certificate of public convenience and necessity that it considers appropriate, including a condition that the local exchange carrier post a bond to assure compliance with commission rules.
History: Eff. 6/21/98, Register 146; am 9/16/2005, Register 175
Authority: AS 42.05.141
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