704.6805 - Disbursement from fund to competitive supplier that is provider of last resort

704.6805. Disbursement from fund to competitive supplier that is provider of last resort

1. After the Commission has conducted proceedings pursuant to NAC 704.68051, a competitive supplier that is a provider of last resort may file a petition with the Commission to receive money from the fund to maintain the availability of telephone service to keep its rates for basic services at an affordable level. The competitive supplier has the burden of demonstrating that circumstances exist which justify its eligibility to receive money from the fund to maintain the availability of telephone service.

2. The Fund Administrator may distribute money from the fund to maintain the availability of telephone service for a competitive supplier that is a provider of last resort pursuant to this section only to the extent authorized by the Commission.

3. A competitive supplier that is a provider of last resort that receives money from the Fund Administrator for the purposes set forth in subsection 1 or 2 of NAC 704.68043 shall certify to the Commission annually that the competitive supplier has used the money from the fund to maintain availability of telephone services for the purposes set forth in NAC 704.68043 and 47 U.S.C. ยง 254. In the case of a monthly per-line reimbursement to recover the cost of providing service determined pursuant to subsection 2 of NAC 704.68051, the competitive supplier shall also provide to the Commission, on a form prescribed by and posted on the website of the Commission, a certification of the number of customers in high-cost areas that the competitive supplier served during each month of the reporting period established by the Commission. A corporate officer of the competitive supplier must affirm that the information submitted pursuant to this subsection is true and accurate by making a notarized attestation.

Added to NAC by Pub. Service Comm'n, eff. 10-25-95; A by Pub. Utilities Comm'n by R136-07, 1-30-2008; R006-09, 10-27-2009; A by R021-14, eff. 10-24-2014

NRS 703.025, 704.040, 704.210, 704.6873

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