2013 Idaho Statutes
Title 62 - RAILROADS AND OTHER PUBLIC UTILITIES
Chapter 6 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1988
Section 62-610D - ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIERS.
(2) The commission shall upon its own motion or upon request designate a telecommunications carrier that meets the requirements of subsection (3) of this section as an eligible telecommunications carrier for a service area designated by the commission. Upon request and consistent with the public interest, convenience and necessity, the commission may, in the case of an area served by a rural telephone company, and shall, in the case of all other areas, designate more than one (1) telecommunications carrier as an eligible telecommunications carrier for a service area designated by the commission, so long as the requesting telecommunications carrier meets the requirements set forth in this section. Before designating an additional eligible telecommunications carrier for an area served by a rural telephone company, the commission shall find that the designation is in the public interest.
(3) A telecommunications carrier requesting designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier shall, throughout the service area for which the designation is made:
(4) The commission shall permit an eligible telecommunications carrier to relinquish its designation as such a carrier in any area served by more than one (1) eligible telecommunications carrier. An eligible telecommunications carrier that seeks to relinquish its eligible telecommunications carrier designation for an area served by more than one (1) eligible telecommunications carrier shall give no less than thirty (30) days notice to the commission of its intent to relinquish such designation. Prior to permitting a telecommunications carrier designated as an eligible telecommunications carrier to cease providing universal service in an area served by more than one (1) eligible telecommunications carrier, the commission shall require the remaining eligible telecommunications carrier or carriers to ensure that all customers served by the relinquishing carrier will continue to be served.
[62-610D, added 1998, ch. 37, sec. 5, p. 160.]
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