The North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) has approved a series of charges levied by local exchange carriers (LECs) under their agreement with the state government to operate the North Carolina Information Highway (NCIH). The NCIH is a broadband network that
uses fiber-optic cable and advanced switching and transmission equipment to provide data, video, and imaging communications to sites throughout the state. The technology is not yet generally deployed in the public telephone network. In approving the charges, the NCUC found that the LECs had used cost methodologies consistent with existing tariffs and special service arrangements. It added that over 3,000 sites might be developed over the next 10 years, and that rates were developed to recover all costs for the state's portion of the network. The NCUC also approved existing rates charged by AT&T Communications of the Southern States, Inc. for the interLATA segment of the NCIH. Re North Carolina Information Highway, Docket No. P-100, Sub 129,
Mar. 21, 1995 (N.C.U.C.).
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