RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR
APPLICATIONS FOR EXTENDED AREA SERVICE
RULE 1. General Provisions
Jurisdiction: The Oklahoma Corporation Commission by virtue of
Section 18, et seq., of the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma,
Section 131 et seq., of the Oklahoma Statutes and sundry other
the Oklahoma legislature has authority and responsibility to
and control the public service business of telephone companies in
and to enact rules and regulations in connection therewith.
Application of Rules: These rules and procedures apply to requests
Corporation Commission from subscribers applying for Extended Area
(EAS). These rules shall be entitled Rules and Procedures for
Extended Area Service and may be cited by the Short Title as the
Scope of Rules: These rules and procedures are intended to provide
reasonable, fair and definitive process for the presentation of
requests for EAS.
Unless otherwise specifically provided in these rules, the
Commission's Rules of
Practice shall govern cases brought to extend local telephone
Interpretation of the Rules: Where, by their context, these rules
standards or objectives, substantial compliance therewith will be
compliance with the rules. Where, by their context, these rules
absolute obligation, strict compliance is required.
Relief from Rules: Whenever compliance with any requirement of
would result in unreasonable hardship upon, or excessive expense
applicant or a telephone company, or for other good cause shown,
Commission may order, waive or modify the requirements of these
application of any interested party.
Rules Conform to Law: These rules shall be construed to conform
Constitution and laws of Oklahoma.
Controversy over Rules: Whenever a controversy exists in
connection with the
interpretation of these rules, or their applicability, or any
right or duty imposed
thereby, the Commission, upon application of any interested
person, and after
notice and hearing, will enter such order thereon as it may deem
Severability: These rules will not relieve in any way a telephone
customer from any of its duties under the laws of this state or
the United States.
If any provision of these rules is held invalid, such invalidity
shall not affect
other provisions or applications of these rules which can be given
the invalid provision or application, and to this end the
provisions of these rules
are declared to be severable. These rules shall not be construed
so as to enlarge,
diminish, modify, or alter the jurisdiction, powers, or authority
Commission or the substantive rights of any person.
RULE 2. Commencement of the Proceeding
The applicant shall be a telephone subscriber(s) or represent
telephone service located in the petitioning zone or exchange.
The application must be supported by a Petition signed by current
to telephone service in the petitioning zone or exchange
representing 50 or
5% (whichever is greater) of the subscriber lines in the
petitioning zone or
exchange. The Petition shall be substantially in the form attached
an "Example of Petition." (See Attachment 1).
The Application shall state the specific relief being requested,
and shall state
the specific zone or exchange for which Extended Area Service is
requested, the zone or exchange with which EAS is being requested,
one-way or two-way service is being requested, and whether
optional or non-
optional service is being requested.
The petitioning and requested zones or exchanges must be in the
LATA, and the petitioning and requested zone or exchanges must be