2013 Idaho Statutes
Title 62 - RAILROADS AND OTHER PUBLIC UTILITIES
Chapter 6 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1988
Section 62-610 - UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND.
(2) The USF shall be funded by imposing a statewide end user surcharge on local exchange service and MTS and WATS type services.
(3) Eligible telecommunications carriers that provide local exchange service and access service for MTS/WATS providers and that have rates for these respective services that meet both of the following criteria shall be eligible for distributions from the USF:
(4) Distributions from the fund shall be available to the individual eligible telecommunications carrier in Idaho providing basic local exchange service to meet residual revenue requirements remaining after deducting the revenue generated by all intrastate telecommunication services, from the eligible telecommunications carrier's total intrastate telecommunication service revenue requirement as determined by the commission, including local exchange priced at one hundred twenty-five percent (125%) or more of the weighted statewide average and MTS/WATS access services priced at one hundred percent (100%) or more of the statewide average and contributions from the federal universal service fund. The commission shall provide, by order, for not less than seventy-five percent (75%) nor more than one hundred percent (100%) of the residual revenue requirement of the individual eligible telecommunications carrier to be funded by the universal service fund. The commission shall retain its authority to approve rate design consistent with this subsection, but notwithstanding such authority, the commission shall supply full funding for any commission determined revenue requirement. Distributions from the fund shall be made monthly.
(5) The commission shall:
(6) "Local Exchange Service," as used in section 62-610, Idaho Code, means the provision of access lines to customers with the associated transmission of two-way interactive switched voice communication within a local exchange area.
[62-610, added 1988, ch. 195, sec. 1, p. 363; am. 1993, ch. 219, sec. 1, p. 683; am. 1998, ch. 37, sec. 1, p. 157.]
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