(A) The mediation procedure in this rule is available for pending formal complaints between telephone companies. Any telephone company involved in a pending formal carrier-to-carrier complaint may ask the commission to mediate that matter. This rule is not intended to supersede any existing alternative dispute resolution provisions in approved interconnection agreements. These provisions are not intended to alter or diminish the commission's (or its staff's) authority to conduct investigations and to take remedial action when deemed necessary. This rule is not intended to alter or diminish the commission's (or its staff's) dispute resolution procedures for informal disputes.