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Rule 4901:1-7-26 | Competition safeguards.


[Comment: For dates of references to a section of either the United States Code or a regulation in the Code of Federal Regulations, see rule 4901:1-7-02 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) Disclosure of information

(1) Definitions

(a) For the purpose of this rule, "customer proprietary network information" (CPNI) is defined in accordance with 47 U.S.C. 222(h)(1).

(b) For the purpose of this rule, "subscriber list information" is defined in accordance with 47 U.S.C. 222(h)(3).

(c) For purposes of this rule "customer-specific information" is defined as any information specifically pertaining to a customer that is not information included in the definitions set forth in paragraphs (A)(1)(a) and (A)(1)(b) of this rule.

(2) Customer proprietary network information (CPNI)

(a) The use of CPNI by any telephone company is to comply with 47 U.S.C. 222, and 47 C.F.R. 64.2001 to 64.

(b) No local exchange carrier (LEC) can access or use the CPNI held by either an interconnecting LEC or a LEC reselling its services for the purpose of marketing its services to either the interconnecting LEC's customers or reselling LEC's customers.

(3) To the extent a telephone company makes subscriber list information available to affiliated competitors within its service territory for purposes other than the publishing of directories, it will, upon request, also do so on a nondiscriminatory basis with all unaffiliated competitors certified to provide service in its service territory.

(a) This provision does not apply to customer-specific information, obtained with proper authorization, necessary to fulfill the terms of a contract, or information relating to the provision of general and administrative support services.

(b) This provision does not apply to information subject to a customer request to either release or withhold information.

(4) Records

All telephone companies are to maintain records, consistent with federal communications commission (FCC) requirements, to enable the commission to determine whether they have satisfied paragraph (A) of this rule.

(B) Accounting requirements

Each incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) is to maintain its books, records, and accounts in accordance with the FCC's accounting requirements, as appropriate to the categorization of the ILEC, and as revised from time to time.

Last updated January 9, 2024 at 9:34 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4927.03, 4901.13
Amplifies: 4901.13, 4927.04
Five Year Review Date: 6/15/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 12/31/2007, 3/2/2013, 10/27/2017