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91_HB3633 LRB9110845JScs 1 AN ACT to amend the Public Utilities Act by changing 2 Section 13-514. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Public Utilities Act is amended by 6 changing Section 13-514 as follows: 7 (220 ILCS 5/13-514) 8 (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2001) 9 Sec. 13-514. Prohibited actions of telecommunications 10 carriers. A telecommunications carrier shall not knowingly 11 impede the development of competition in any 12 telecommunications service market. The following prohibited 13 actions are considered per se impediments to the development 14 of competition.
; however,The Commission, however, is not 15 limited in any manner to these enumerated impediments and may 16 consider other actions which impede competition to be 17 prohibited: 18 (1) unreasonably refusing or delaying interconnections 19 or providing inferior connections to another 20 telecommunications carrier; 21 (2) unreasonably impairing the speed, quality, or 22 efficiency of services used by another telecommunications 23 carrier; 24 (3) unreasonably denying a request of another provider 25 for information regarding the technical design and features, 26 geographic coverage, information necessary for the design of 27 equipment, and traffic capabilities of the local exchange 28 network except for proprietary information unless such 29 information is subject to a proprietary agreement or 30 protective order; 31 (4) unreasonably delaying access in connecting another -2- LRB9110845JScs 1 telecommunications carrier to the local exchange network 2 whose product or service requires novel or specialized access 3 requirements; 4 (5) unreasonably refusing or delaying access by any 5 person to another telecommunications carrier; 6 (6) unreasonably acting or failing to act in a manner 7 that has a substantial adverse effect on the ability of 8 another telecommunications carrier to provide service to its 9 customers; 10 (7) unreasonably failing to offer services to customers 11 in a local exchange, where a telecommunications carrier is 12 certificated to provide service and has entered into an 13 interconnection agreement for the provision of local exchange 14 telecommunications services, with the intent to delay or 15 impede the ability of the incumbent local exchange 16 telecommunications carrier to provide inter-LATA 17 telecommunications services; and 18 (8) violating the terms of or unreasonably delaying 19 implementation of an interconnection agreement entered into 20 pursuant to Section 252 of the federal Telecommunications Act 21 of 1996 in a manner that unreasonably delays or impedes the 22 availability of telecommunications services to consumers. 23 (Source: P.A. 90-185, eff. 7-23-97.)
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