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Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 51.905 Implementation.
(a) The rates set forth in this section are default rates.
Notwithstanding any other provision of the Commission's rules,
telecommunications carriers may agree to rates different from the
(b) LECs who are otherwise required to file tariffs are required to
tariff rates no higher than the default transitional rates specified by
(1) With respect to interstate switched access services governed by
this subpart, LECs shall tariff rates for those services in their
federal tariffs. Except as expressly superseded below, LECs shall
follow the procedures specified in part 61 of this chapter when filing
(2) With respect to Transitional Intrastate Access Services,
originating access charges for Toll Free Calls, and Toll Free Database
Query Charges governed by this subpart, LECs shall follow the
procedures specified by relevant state law when filing intrastate
tariffs, price lists or other instruments (referred to collectively as
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a carrier to
file or maintain a tariff or to amend an existing tariff if it is not
otherwise required to do so under applicable law.
(d) Beginning July 1, 2021, and notwithstanding any other provision of
the Commission's rules in this chapter, only the originating carrier in
the path of the Toll Free Call may assess a Toll Free Database Query
Charge for a Toll Free Call. When the originating carrier is unable to
transmit the results of the Toll Free Database Query to the next
carrier or provider in the call path, that next carrier or provider may
instead assess a Toll Free Database Query Charge.
[ 76 FR 73856 , Nov. 29, 2011, as amended at 85 FR 75916 , Nov. 27, 2020]
Goto Section: 51.903 | 51.907
Goto Year: 2020 |
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