Goto Section: 51.709 | 51.713 | Table of Contents
Revised as of October 1, 2008
Goto Year:2007 |
Sec. 51.711 Symmetrical reciprocal compensation.
(a) Rates for transport and termination of telecommunications traffic shall
be symmetrical, except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this
(1) For purposes of this subpart, symmetrical rates are rates that a carrier
other than an incumbent LEC assesses upon an incumbent LEC for transport and
termination of telecommunications traffic equal to those that the incumbent
LEC assesses upon the other carrier for the same services.
(2) In cases where both parties are incumbent LECs, or neither party is an
incumbent LEC, a state commission shall establish the symmetrical rates for
transport and termination based on the larger carrier's forward-looking
(3) Where the switch of a carrier other than an incumbent LEC serves a
geographic area comparable to the area served by the incumbent LEC's tandem
switch, the appropriate rate for the carrier other than an incumbent LEC is
the incumbent LEC's tandem interconnection rate.
(b) A state commission may establish asymmetrical rates for transport and
termination of telecommunications traffic only if the carrier other than the
incumbent LEC (or the smaller of two incumbent LECs) proves to the state
commission on the basis of a cost study using the forward-looking economic
cost based pricing methodology described in Sec. Sec. 51.505 and 51.511, that the
forward-looking costs for a network efficiently configured and operated by
the carrier other than the incumbent LEC (or the smaller of two incumbent
LECs), exceed the costs incurred by the incumbent LEC (or the larger
incumbent LEC), and, consequently, that such that a higher rate is
(c) Pending further proceedings before the Commission, a state commission
shall establish the rates that licensees in the Paging and Radiotelephone
Service (defined in part 22, subpart E of this chapter), Narrowband Personal
Communications Services (defined in part 24, subpart D of this chapter), and
Paging Operations in the Private Land Mobile Radio Services (defined in part
90, subpart P of this chapter) may assess upon other carriers for the
transport and termination of telecommunications traffic based on the
forward-looking costs that such licensees incur in providing such services,
pursuant to Sec. Sec. 51.505 and 51.511. Such licensees' rates shall not be set
based on the default proxies described in Sec. 51.707.
Goto Section: 51.709 | 51.713
Goto Year: 2007 |
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