(220 ILCS 5/13-505.5)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 13-505.5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2020)
Requests for new noncompetitive services.
Any party may
petition the Commission to request the provision of a noncompetitive
service not currently provided by a local exchange carrier within its
service territory. The Commission shall grant the petition, provided that
it can be demonstrated that the provisioning of the requested service is
technically and economically practicable considering demand for the
service, and absent a finding that provision of the service is otherwise
contrary to the public interest. The Commission shall render its decision
within 180 days after the filing of the petition unless extension of the
time period is agreed to by all the parties to the proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 100-20, eff. 7-1-17.)