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FCC 69.110
Revised as of February 22, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  69.110   Entrance facilities.

   (a) A flat-rated entrance facilities charge expressed in dollars and
   cents per unit of capacity shall be assessed upon all interexchange
   carriers and other persons that use telephone company facilities
   between the interexchange carrier or other person's point of
   demarcation and the serving wire center.

   (b)(1) For telephone companies subject to price cap regulation, initial
   entrance facilities charges based on special access channel termination
   rates for equivalent voice grade, DS1, and DS3 services as of September
   1, 1992, adjusted for changes in the price cap index calculated for the
   July 1, 1993 annual filing for telephone companies subject to price cap
   regulation, generally shall be presumed reasonable if the benchmark
   defined in § 69.108 is satisfied. Entrance facilities charges may be
   distance-sensitive. Distance shall be measured as airline kilometers
   between the point of demarcation and the serving wire center.

   (2) For telephone companies not subject to price cap regulation,
   entrance facilities charges based on special access channel termination
   rates for equivalent voice grade, DS1, and DS3 services generally shall
   be presumed reasonable if the benchmark defined in § 69.108 is
   satisfied. Entrance facilities charges may be distance-sensitive.
   Distance shall be measured as airline kilometers between the point of
   demarcation and the serving wire center.

   (c) If the telephone company employs distance-sensitive rates:

   (1) A distance-sensitive component shall be assessed for use of the
   transmission facilities, including any intermediate transmission
   circuit equipment between the end points of the entrance facilities;
   and

   (2) A nondistance-sensitive component shall be assessed for use of the
   circuit equipment at the ends of the transmission links.

   (d) Telephone companies shall apply only their shortest term special
   access rates in setting entrance facilities charges.

   (e) Except as provided in paragraphs (f), (g), and (h) of this section,
   and subpart H of this part, telephone companies shall not offer
   entrance facilities based on term discounts or volume discounts for
   multiple DS3s or any other service with higher volume than DS3.

   (f) Except in the situations set forth in paragraphs (g) and (h) of
   this section, telephone companies may offer term and volume discounts
   in entrance facilities charges within each study area used for the
   purpose of jurisdictional separations, in which interconnectors have
   taken either:

   (1) At least 100 DS1-equivalent cross-connects for the transmission of
   switched traffic (as described in § 69.121(a)(1) of this chapter) in
   offices in the study area that the telephone company has assigned to
   the lowest priced density pricing zone (zone 1) under an approved
   density pricing zone plan as described in § § 61.38(b)(4) and 61.49(k) of
   this chapter; or

   (2) An average of at least 25 DS1-equivalent cross-connects for the
   transmission of switched traffic per office assigned to the lowest
   priced density pricing zone (zone 1).

   (g) In study areas in which the telephone company has implemented
   density zone pricing, but no offices have been assigned to the lowest
   price density pricing zone (zone 1), telephone companies may offer term
   and volume discounts in entrance facilities charges within the study
   area when interconnectors have taken at least 5 DS1-equivalent
   cross-connects for the transmission of switched traffic (as described
   in § 69.121(a)(1) of this chapter) in offices in the study area.

   (h) In study areas in which the telephone company has not implemented
   density zone pricing, telephone companies may offer term and volume
   discounts in entrance facilities charges when interconnectors have
   taken at least 100 DS1-equivalent cross-connects for the transmission
   of switched traffic (as described in § 69.121(a)(1) of this chapter) in
   offices in the study area.

   [ 57 FR 54720 , Nov. 20, 1992, as amended at  58 FR 41190 , 41191, Aug. 3,
   1993;  58 FR 44950 , Aug. 25, 1993;  58 FR 48763 , Sept. 17, 1993;  59 FR 10304 , Mar. 4, 1994;  60 FR 50121 , Sept. 28, 1995;  64 FR 51267 , Sept.
   22, 1999]

   


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