(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.
(B) Mediation shall have the same meaning as that set forth in paragraph (B)(1) of rule 4901:1-7-08 of the Administrative Code.
(C) The mediation process shall be the same as that set forth in paragraphs (B)(2) to (B)(8) of rule 4901:1-7-08 of the Administrative Code.