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§ 69.108 Transport rate benchmark.
(a) For transport charges computed in accordance with this subpart, the
DS3-to-DS1 benchmark ratio shall be calculated as follows: the
telephone company shall calculate the ratio of:
(1) The total charge for a 1.609 km (1 mi) channel termination, 16.09
km (10 mi) of interoffice transmission, and one DS3 multiplexer using
the telephone company's DS3 special access rates to;
(2) The total charge for a 1.609 km (1 mi) channel termination plus
16.09 km (10 mi) of interoffice transmission using the telephone
company's DS1 special access rates.
(b) Initial transport rates will generally be presumed reasonable if
they are based on special access rates with a DS3-to-DS1 benchmark
ratio of 9.6 to 1 or higher.
(c) If a telephone company's initial transport rates are based on
special access rates with a DS3-to-DS1 benchmark ratio of less than 9.6
to 1, those initial transport rates will generally be suspended and
investigated absent a substantial cause showing by the telephone
company. Alternatively, the telephone company may adjust its initial
transport rates so that the DS3-to-DS1 ratio calculated as described in
paragraph (a) of this section of those rates is 9.6 or higher. In that
case, initial transport rates that depart from existing special access
rates effective on September 1, 1992 so as to be consistent with the
benchmark will be presumed reasonable only so long as the ratio of
revenue recovered through the interconnection charge to the revenue
recovered through facilities-based charges is the same as it would be
if the telephone company's existing special access rates effective on
September 1, 1992 were used.
[ 58 FR 41189 , Aug. 3, 1993, as amended at 58 FR 44952 , Aug. 25, 1993;
58 FR 45267 , Aug. 27, 1993]
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