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Revised as of February 24, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 61.40 Private line rate structure guidelines.
(a) The Commission uses a variety of tools to determine whether a
dominant carrier's private line tariffs are just, reasonable, and
nondiscriminatory. The dominant carrier's burden of cost justification
can be reduced when its private line rate structures comply with the
following five guidelines.
(1) Rate structures for the same or comparable services should be
(2) Rate structures for the same or comparable services should be
consistent with one another;
(3) Rate elements should be selected to reflect market demand, pricing
convenience for the carrier and customers, and cost characteristics; a
rate element which appears separately in one rate structure should
appear separately in all other rate structures;
(4) Rate elements should be consistently defined with respect to
underlying service functions and should be consistently employed
through all rate structures; and
(5) Rate structures should be simple and easy to understand.
(b) The guidelines do not preclude a carrier, in a given case when a
private line tariff does not comply with these guidelines, from
justifying its departure from the guidelines and showing that its
tariff is just, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory.
[ 49 FR 40869 , Oct. 18, 1984, as amended at 76 FR 43213 , July 20, 2011]
Goto Section: 61.39 | 61.41
Goto Year: 2020 |
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