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(1) Each facilities-based local exchange carrier shall establish a point of demarcation between the carrier facilities and a customer's premises wiring and equipment. It shall be the responsibility of the utility to install and maintain a network interface device (NID) in accordance with commission guidelines, the local exchange carrier's tariff, and with rules established by the Federal Communications Commission.

(2) The NID shall be located outside the customer's premises unless such location is impractical or the customer requests an inside location. If the NID is located inside, it should be at a point close to the protector and convenient to the customer.

(3) If a customer requests that an NID be placed in a location other than that selected by the utility, and which conforms to the criteria set forth herein, the company may charge the customer for any extra associated work.

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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