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FCC 69.4
Revised as of April 2, 2020
Goto Year:2019 | 2021
  § 69.4   Charges to be filed.

   (a) The end user charges for access service filed with this Commission
   shall include charges for the End User Common Line element, and for
   line port costs in excess of basic, analog service.

   (b) Except as provided in paragraphs (c), (e), and (h) of this section,
   and in § 69.118, the carrier's carrier charges for access service filed
   with this Commission shall include charges for each of the following
   elements:

   (1) [Reserved]

   (2) Carrier common line, provided that after June 30, 2003, non-price
   cap local exchange carriers may not assess a carrier common line
   charge;

   (3) Local switching;

   (4) Information;

   (5) Tandem-switched transport;

   (6) Direct-trunked transport;

   (7) Special access; and

   (8) Line information database;

   (9) Entrance facilities.

   (c) [Reserved]

   (d) Recovery of Contributions to the Universal Service Support
   Mechanisms by Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers.

   (1) [Reserved]

   (2)(i) Local exchange carriers may recover their contributions to the
   universal service support mechanisms only through explicit, interstate,
   end-user charges assessed pursuant to either § 69.131 or § 69.158 that
   are equitable and nondiscriminatory.

   (ii) Local exchange carriers may not recover any of their contributions
   to the universal service support mechanisms through access charges
   imposed on interexchange carriers.

   (e) The carrier's carrier charges for access service filed with this
   Commission by the telephone companies specified in § 64.1401(a) of this
   chapter shall include an element for connection charges for expanded
   interconnection. The carrier's carrier charges for access service filed
   with this Commission by the telephone companies not specified in
   § 64.1401(a) of this chapter may include an element for connection
   charges for expanded interconnection.

   (f) [Reserved]

   (g) Local exchange carriers may establish appropriate rate elements for
   a new service, within the meaning of § 61.3(x) of this chapter, in any
   tariff filing.

   (h) In addition to the charges specified in paragraph (b) of this
   section, the carrier's carrier charges for access service filed with
   this Commission by price cap local exchange carriers shall include
   charges for each of the following elements:

   (1) Presubscribed interexchange carrier;

   (2) Per-minute residual interconnection;

   (3) Dedicated local switching trunk port;

   (4) Shared local switching trunk pork;

   (5) Dedicated tandem switching trunk port;

   (6) [Reserved]

   (7) Multiplexers associated with tandem switching.

   (i) Paragraphs (b) and (h) of this section are not applicable to a
   price cap local exchange carrier to the extent that it has been granted
   the pricing flexibility in § 69.727(b)(1).

   (j) In addition to the charges specified in paragraph (b) of this
   section, the carrier's carrier charges for access service filed with
   this Commission by non-price cap local exchange carriers may include
   charges for each of the following elements:

   (1) Dedicated local switching trunk port;

   (2) Shared local switching trunk port;

   (3) Dedicated tandem switching trunk port;

   (4) Multiplexers associated with tandem switching;

   (5) DS1/voice grade multiplexers associated with analog switches; and

   (6) Per-message call setup.

   (k) A non-price cap incumbent local exchange carrier may include a
   charge for the Consumer Broadband-Only Loop.

   (l) Notwithstanding paragraph (b)(5) of this section, a local exchange
   carrier engaged in Access Stimulation as defined in § 61.3(bbb) of this
   chapter or the Intermediate Access Provider it subtends may not bill an
   Interexchange Carrier as defined in § 61.3(bbb) of this chapter for
   terminating switched access tandem switching or terminating switched
   access tandem transport charges for any traffic between such local
   exchange carrier's terminating end office or equivalent and the
   associated access tandem switch.

   [ 48 FR 43017 , Sept. 21, 1983]

   Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 69.4, see the
   List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids
   section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

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