Goto Section: 51.329 | 51.333 | Table of Contents
Revised as of October 1, 2008
Goto Year:2007 |
Sec. 51.331 Notice of network changes: Timing of notice.
(a) An incumbent LEC shall give public notice of planned changes at the
make/buy point, as defined in paragraph (b) of this section, but at least 12
months before implementation, except as provided below:
(1) If the changes can be implemented within twelve months of the make/buy
point, public notice must be given at the make/buy point, but at least six
months before implementation.
(2) If the changes can be implemented within six months of the make/buy
point, public notice may be given pursuant to the short term notice
procedures provided in Sec. 51.333.
(b) For purposes of this section, the make/buy point is the time at which an
incumbent LEC decides to make for itself, or to procure from another entity,
any product the design of which affects or relies on a new or changed
network interface. If an incumbent LEC's planned changes do not require it
to make or to procure a product, then the make/buy point is the point at
which the incumbent LEC makes a definite decision to implement a network
(1) For purposes of this section, a product is any hardware r software for
use in an incumbent LEC's network or in conjunction with its facilities
that, when installed, could affect the compatibility of an interconnected
service provider's network, facilities or services with an incumbent LEC's
existing telephone network, facilities or services, or with any of an
incumbent carrier's services or capabilities.
(2) For purposes of this section a definite decision is reached when an
incumbent LEC determines that the change is warranted, establishes a
timetable for anticipated implementation, and takes any action toward
implementation of the change within its network.
(c) Competing service providers may object to incumbent LEC notice of
retirement of copper loops or copper subloops and replacement with
fiber-to-the-home loops or fiber-to-the-curb loops in the manner set forth
in Sec. 51.333(c).
[ 61 FR 47352 , Sept. 6, 1996, as amended at 68 FR 52305 , Sept. 2, 2003; 69 FR 77954 , Dec. 29, 2004]
Goto Section: 51.329 | 51.333
Goto Year: 2007 |
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