(a) Not later than April 1, 2000, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall, by regulations adopted pursuant to chapter 54, establish quality-of-service standards that shall apply to all telephone companies and certified telecommunications providers and to all telecommunications services. Such standards shall include, but not be limited to, measures relating to customer trouble reports, service outages, installation appointments and repeat problems as well as timeliness in responding to complaints or reports. The authority shall include with the quality of service standards methodologies for monitoring compliance with and enforcement of such standards. Such monitoring shall include input from employees of telephone companies and certified telecommunications providers, including members of collective bargaining units.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16-247p
- Authority: means the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and "department" means the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
- Certified telecommunications provider: means a person certified by the authority to provide intrastate telecommunications services, as defined in section 16-247a, pursuant to sections 16-247f to 16-247h, inclusive. 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) Not later than April 1, 2000, the authority shall, by regulations adopted pursuant to chapter 54, establish comprehensive performance standards and performance based reporting requirements for functions provided by a telephone company to a certified telecommunications provider, including, but not limited to, telephone company performance relating to customer ordering, preordering, provisioning, billing, maintenance and repair. Such service standards shall be sufficiently comprehensive to ensure that a telephone company meets its obligations under 47 USC 251. Such regulations may also contain provisions the authority deems necessary to prevent anticompetitive actions by any telephone company or certified telecommunications provider.