4901:1-7-11 Collocation.

(A) If collocation is the requested method of interconnection, the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) shall provide physical collocation of equipment necessary for interconnection or access to unbundled network elements at its premises. If upon demonstration by an ILEC and a determination by the commission that physical collocation is not practical for technical reasons, or because of space limitations, then the ILEC shall provide virtual collocation of equipment necessary for interconnection or access to unbundled network elements at its premises, to the extent it is technically feasible. Such demonstration shall include, but not be limited to, the provision of detailed floor plans or diagrams of such premises to the commission. The commission determination shall be performed on a case-by-case basis.

(B) ILECs shall provide virtual collocation of equipment necessary for interconnection or access to unbundled network elements at its premises if requested by the interconnecting telephone company, even if the ILEC has floor space available for physical collocation, to the extent it is technically feasible.

(C) Collocation shall be provided pursuant to rates, terms, and conditions that are just, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory pursuant to 47 C.F.R. 51.321 and 51.323 , and consistent with the commission's policies and decisions.

(D) In the event collocation fact-specific issues have not been addressed by the federal communications commission rules, the commission will determine such collocation issues on a case-by-case basis due to the fact that collocation is a very case- and fact-specific issue.

Effective: 03/02/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/19/2012 and 11/19/2017
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4901.13 , 4927.03
Rule Amplifies: 4901.13 , 4927.04
Prior Effective Dates: 11/30/2007