TITLE 83: PUBLIC UTILITIES
CHAPTER I: ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION
SUBCHAPTER f: TELEPHONE UTILITIES
PART 736 SERVICE QUALITY AND CUSTOMER PROTECTION APPLICABLE TO WIRELESS ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIERS
SECTION 736.305 EMERGENCY OPERATION
Section 736.305 Emergency Operation
a) Each WETC shall make provisions to meet emergencies resulting from failures of commercial or power service, sudden and prolonged increases in traffic, illness of personnel, fire, storm, or other natural disasters. Each WETC shall inform employees as to procedures to be followed in the event of emergency in order to prevent or minimize interruption or impairment of regulated telecommunications service.
b) Each WETC shall deploy backup battery power and permanent generators at all mobile telephone switching offices (MTSOs), and sufficient backup power at each cellular tower to permit a portable generator to be timely deployed in extended power outages. MTSO batteries shall be maintained in accordance with Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standards as adopted in Section 736.310(b), and records verifying such maintenance shall be kept on site.