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FCC 51.905
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  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
   default rates.

   (b) LECs who are otherwise required to file tariffs are required to
   tariff rates no higher than the default transitional rates specified by
   this subpart.

   (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 Except as expressly superseded below, LECs shall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
   such tariffs.

   (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 | 2022
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