Any telecommunications carrier that has been designated and certified as an Eligible Telecommunication Carrier (ETC) by the F.C.C. and the Universal Services Administrative Co. (USAC) to offer Lifeline service shall collect from any Lifeline subscriber, the monthly 9-1-1 service charge and remit the monthly collections to the Board pursuant to Sections 37-2A-7 or 11-98-5, Code of Alabama, 1975
A CMRS provider which has been designated as an ETC shall collect from any Lifeline subscriber, the monthly 9-1-1 service charge and remit the monthly collections to the Board pursuant to Sec 11-98-5(a) Code of Alabama, 1975
“Lifeline Subscriber” means a customer who meets the income eligibility tests and requirements established by the Alabama Public Service Commission and USAC and receives telecommunication services wherein the customer is capable of receiving voice communication service that is technically capable of accessing a 9-1-1 system.
Chapter Name: COLLECTION AND DISBURSEMENT OF SERVICE CHARGES
Chapter Number: 585-X-4
Rule Number: .05
Author: James T. Sasser
Statutory Authority: Sections 37-2A-7 and 11-98-5, Code of Alabama, 1975
History: Adopted without changes from proposed rule, over objection opf some carriers and consumer groups.
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