|S.F. No. 2616 - Telecommunications Private Shared Services Regulation (First Engrossment)|
|Author:||Senator Kathy Sheran|
|Prepared by:||Darlene Sliwa, Senate Research (651/296-1890)|
|Date:||March 9, 2010|
Section 1, subdivision 3 (Reduced rate regulation) provides that a telephone company or telecommunications carrier subject to the section is not required to file specific price information with the Public Utilities Commission ("Commission"). Provides that a company must show that its pricing is in compliance, at the request of the Commission, the Department of Commerce, or the Office of the Attorney General.
Section 2, [Private Shared Services], subdivision 1 (Definition) defines "private shared services" for purposes of the section.
Subdivision 2 (Requirements) requires a property owner that has a private shared system to establish a single demarcation point for telephone companies that provide local exchange service. Specifies telephone company and private shared system owner/operator obligations.
Subdivision 3 (Access to alternative provider) describes tenant rights and obligations with respect to telephone service at a property with a private shared system.
Subdivision 4 (Enforcement) gives the Commission enforcement authority over the section as specified.
Subdivision 5 (Exemption) exempts providers of private shared services from Minnesota Statutes, section 237.16 (Local Exchange Competition, Rules), if the telecommunications services are only provided to tenants or for the provider's own use.
Subdivision 6 (Service by local telephone company) requires a telephone company that provides local exchange service to offer the service to anyone located within a shared services building upon request.
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