Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 515-12-1-.13 - Maintenance of Plant and Equipment

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) Competitive Local Exchange Carriers that provide local exchange service through resold telecommunication services, unbundled network elements and/or special access are exempt from the provisions of this rule.
(2) Each telephone utility shall adopt and pursue a maintenance program aimed at achieving efficient operation of its system so as to permit the rendering of safe, adequate and continuous service at all times.
(3) Mainenance shall include keeping all plants and equipment in good state of repair consistent with safety and and the adequate service performance of the plant affected, such as:
(a) Broken, damaged or deteriorated parts which are no longer serviceable shall be repaired or replaced.
(b) Adjustable apparatus and equipment shall be readjusted as necessary when found to be in unsatisfactory operating condition.
(c) Electric faults, such as leakage or poor insulation, noise induction, crosstalk or poor transmission characteristics shall be corrected to the extent practicable.
(4) Whenever service must be interrupted for the purpose of working on transmission facilities or their supporting apparatus or switching location equipment, such work shall be done at a time which will cause the least inconvenience to subscribers, and those who will be most seriously affected by such interruption shall, insofar as feasible, be adequately notified in advance. The telephone utility shall also notify the appropriate 9-1-1 answering center of any planned service interruption that will affect, for one (1) hour or more, two hundred (200) or more access lines served by that 9-1-1- answering point.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 515-12-1-.13
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 "Maintenance of Plant and Equipment" 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. Amended: F. Feb. 7, 2003; eff. 2/27/2003.

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