(a) The authority shall (1) not later than September 1, 1999, require each telephone company serving seventy-five thousand or more retail customers to release complete and usable specifications and business rules relating to the interface into its operations support systems for unbundled network elements and combinations thereof and any changes to the interface must be in accordance with industry standards and consistent with change management principles, (2) not later than November 1, 2000, certify that any such telephone company’s operations support systems interface associated with network elements and combinations thereof are fully functional at commercial volumes, (3) not later than April 1, 2000, establish standards pursuant to section 16-247p, and (4) not later than July 1, 2000, determine the rates for such unbundled network elements and combinations thereof, pursuant to section 16-247b. If a ruling of the Federal Communications Commission pursuant to 47 USC 251(c)(3) or 47 USC 251(d)(2) necessitates a subsequent change in such rates, the authority shall redetermine such rates no more than two hundred seventy days after such ruling is issued.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16-247n
- Authority: means the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and "department" means the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
- Telephone company: means a telecommunications company that provides one or more noncompetitive or emerging competitive services, as defined in section 16-247a. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
(b) Upon petition by any telephone company serving fewer than seventy-five thousand retail customers, the authority shall conduct a proceeding to certify that such telephone company’s operations support systems interface associated with network elements and combinations thereof are fully functional at commercial volumes.