Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
(1) The Office will
provide an Opportunity Notice to Telecommunications Providers and other
interested parties that the Office seeks information to determine if any
proposed Broadband services and operations are already offered by a
Telecommunications Provider(s) in the area meeting or exceeding the proposed
plan developed by the Office.
The Office will provide notice of an Opportunity Notice as provided in Section
15(1)(e) of these Division 10 rules and to any parties that the requestor
associated with an Opportunity Notice asks to be notified of the Opportunity
(3) The Opportunity Notice
may include a request for information or a request for quotes from
Telecommunications Providers that are intended to allow Telecommunications
Providers to demonstrate their ability to provide the Broadband services and
operations proposed by the Office to the Site proposed to be served within a
reasonable time and for a reasonable cost.
(4) The Office may amend an Opportunity
Notice at any time either on its own initiative, or in response to a request to
amend the Opportunity Notice by the requestor.
(5) Any Telecommunications Provider or
interested parties may submit a notice that it intends to submit an offer to
provide the requested services within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of
the Opportunity Notice or any later date set forth in the Opportunity Notice.
The Telecommunications Provider or other interested party must submit an offer
to provide the requested services within such time as set forth in the
(6) The Office
may cancel an Opportunity Notice at any time, and for any reason. However, the
Office may not provide Broadband services to any Site of a Non-State Entity
that has been the subject of a cancelled Opportunity Notice unless it follows
the procedures set forth in these Division 10 rules.
(7) Nothing in these Division 10 rules shall
be construed to prohibit a telecommunication provider or any other person from
communicating with requestor regarding an Opportunity Notice.