4927.15 Rates, terms and conditions for 9-1-1 and other services.

(A) The rates, terms, and conditions for 9-1-1 service provided in this state by a telephone company or a telecommunications carrier and each of the following provided in this state by a telephone company shall be approved and tariffed in the manner prescribed by rule adopted by the public utilities commission and shall be subject to the applicable laws, including rules or regulations adopted and orders issued by the commission or the federal communications commission :

(1) Carrier access;

(2) N-1-1 services, other than 9-1-1 service;

(3) Pole attachments and conduit occupancy under section 4905.71 of the Revised Code;

(4) Pay telephone access lines;

(5) Toll presubscription;

(6) Telecommunications relay service.

(B) The public utilities commission may order changes in a telephone company's rates for carrier access in this state subject to this division. In the event that the public utilities commission reduces a telephone company's rates for carrier access that are in effect on September 13, 2010, that reduction shall be on a revenue-neutral basis under terms and conditions established by the public utilities commission, and any resulting rate changes necessary to comply with division (B) or (C) of this section shall be in addition to any upward rate alteration made under section 4927.12 of the Revised Code.

(C) The public utilities commission has authority to address carrier access policy and to create and administer mechanisms for carrier access reform, including, but not limited to, high cost support.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.166, HB 360, §1, eff. 12/20/2012.

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.43, SB 162, §1, eff. 9/13/2010.