Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 515-12-1-.11 - Engineering

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) Construction. The telecommunications plant shall be designed, constructed, maintained and operated in accordance with the provisions as outlined in the current National Electrical Safety Code or such other appropriate regulation as may be prescribed.
(2) Interexchange Trunks. Interexchange trunks or toll circuits shall be, at a minimum, full metallic or equivalent. Fiber trunks are construed as superior to metallic trunks.
(3) Switching Service. In order to provide and maintain the best possible service for all telephone customers, the telephone utility shall not be required to provide exchange or message toll switching services to lines that introduce energy into the network at levels of frequencies that will interfere with other users.
(4) Emergency Operation.
(a) Telephone utilities shall make reasonable provisons to meet emergencies resulting from failures of lighting or power services, unusual and prolonged increases in traffic, illness of personnel, or from fire, storm, or other acts of God and inform its employees as to procedures to be followed in the event of emergency in order to prevent or minimize interruption or impairment of telecommunication service.
(b) Each central office shall contain as a minimum three hours of battery reserve. It is also essential that all central offices have adequate provision for emergency power. In offices without installed emergency power facilities, there shall be a mobile power unit available which can be delivered and connected in less than the battery reserve time.
(c) In exchanges exceeding 5,000 lines, a dedicated auxiliary power unit shall be installed and shall be capable of being connected and operating in less than the battery reserve time.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 515-12-1-.11
Ga. L. 1878-79, p. 125, 1907, p. 72, 1922, pp. 143, 144, 1964, p. 338, 1965, p. 283, 1973, pp. 677 to 681, 1975, Sec. 2, p. 406.
Original Rule entitled "Engineering" adopted. F. Dec. 29, 1975; eff. 1/1/1976, as specified by Ga. L. 1975, p. 411. Amended: F. Nov. 26, 2002; eff. 12/16/2002.

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