(A) An incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) shall provide basic local exchange service (BLES) in its traditional service area to all persons or entities in its service area requesting that service except as otherwise provided in section 4927.11 of the Revised Code.
(B) Where no facilities are available and where an ILEC must construct permanent facilities on public rights-of-way in order to furnish service to an applicant or applicants for service in its traditional service area, the ILEC may require the applicant to pay excess construction charges in accordance with commission-approved tariffs. A credit against the cost of excess construction charges may be given where an applicant performs the labor of digging holes, or trimming or removing trees in the right-of-way in accordance with the ILEC's specifications. Where more than one applicant is to be furnished service along the same route, the applicants as a group may be required to share proportionately the excess construction charges.
(C) An ILEC may not charge an applicant for any excess construction charges for BLES unless provisions for such charges are set forth in the company's tariff and approved by the commission.
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4901:1-6-33