Following 24 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, each telecommunications carrier must continue to set its intrastate switched access rates to mirror its interstate switched access rates and rate structure. For purposes of this Section, the rate for intrastate switched access service means the composite, per-minute rate for that service, including all applicable fixed and traffic-sensitive charges, including, but not limited to, carrier common line charges.
(c) Subsection (b) of this Section shall not apply to incumbent local exchange carriers serving 35,000 or fewer access lines.
(d) Nothing in subsection (b) of this Section prohibits a telecommunications carrier from electing to offer intrastate switched access service at rates lower than its interstate rates.
(e) The Commission shall have no authority to order a telecommunications carrier to set its rates for intrastate switched access at a level lower than its interstate switched access rates.
(Source: P.A. 96-927, eff. 6-15-10.)