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(1) In addition to tariffs as required by 69-3-301 , MCA, each incumbent local exchange carrier must file with the commission a map showing the boundaries of the local exchange service area and showing base rate area and zone boundaries from which all customer locations can be determined and mileage or zone charges quoted for each exchange within the state. Boundary lines must be located by appropriate measurement to an identifiable location if not otherwise located on section lines, waterways, railroads, roads, etc. Maps must include location of highways, section lines, geographic township and range lines, railroads, and waterways outside municipalities and show the map scale and other detail. An exchange map and the applicable rates for local service must be available at the business office serving the exchange area.

(2) Each carrier must furnish to the commission, at such times and in such form as the commission requires, the results of any service-related tests, summaries, or records in its possession. The carrier must also furnish the commission with any information concerning the utility's facilities or operations which may be requested.

(3) Each facilities-based carrier must report promptly to the commission and to the nearest radio station or other local news media any specific occurrence or development which disrupts the service of a substantial number of its customers (the smaller of 25 percent or 100 customers) for a time period in excess of two hours. This rule shall not apply to interexchange carriers in the case of an outage affecting local service.

History: 69-3-103, MCA; IMP, 69-3-102, 69-3-201, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 1515, Eff. 9/29/89; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2967, Eff. 12/8/06.

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