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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 53 . Telecommunications
Section 700. Applicability, purpose, and extensions

3 AAC 53.700. Applicability, purpose, and extensions

(a) The provisions of 3 AAC 53.700 - 3 AAC 53.720 apply to all local exchange carriers and facilities-based intrastate interchange carriers certificated by the commission.

(b) The purpose of 3 AAC 53.700 - 3 AAC 53.720 is to

(1) establish a plan defining requirements for the modernization of the public-switched telephone network in the state;

(2) improve the quality and availability of telecommunications services uniformly deployed throughout the rural and non-rural areas of the state;

(3) assure the establishment of telecommunications services and facilities that may be required by the public convenience and necessity and the furnishing of service at rates that are just and reasonable; and

(4) lead to uniform deployment of an intelligent telecommunications network throughout the rural and non-rural areas of the state.

(c) Unless otherwise mandated under AS 42.05, a requirement in 3 AAC 53.700 - 3 AAC 53.720 may be extended for up to five years by order of the commission upon application under 3 AAC 48.805 and a showing that the required technology is not commercially feasible.

History: Eff. 3/15/96, Register 137

Authority: AS 42.05.141

AS 42.05.145

AS 42.05.151

AS 42.05.221

AS 42.05.241

AS 42.05.291

AS 42.05.311

AS 42.05.321

AS 42.05.800

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