The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has moved closer to full competition in the telecommunications intraLATA market by approving an implementation schedule, monitoring rules, and cost-recovery methods for intraLATA equal access. It had established the equal access, or "dialing parity," goal in a 1991 order on competition in the telephone market. (IntraLATA equal access allows a customer to dial "1" or "0" plus the telephone number being called, without having to dial a special access code.)
The PSC settled on a per line charge to recover the costs of LEC investment to provide the equal access. LECs will contribute 35 percent; interexchange carriers (IXCs) will pay the rest. The PSC required all IXCs to offer the intraLATA services as end offices are converted. It directed the LECs to file access conversion schedules within 60 days. Re IntraLATA Toll Competition, Administrative Case No. 323, Phase I, Dec. 29, 1994 (Ky.P.S.C.).
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