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WAC 480-120-436

Responsibility for drop facilities and support structure.

(1) Initial provision of service to a premise with no existing drop facilities. Companies are responsible for designating the route of the drop facility and the type of support structure.
(a) Provision of drop facilities. The company is responsible for all work and materials associated with drop facilities.
(b) Provision of support structure. The company may require the applicant to provide a support structure that meets company standards. Once the company provides service, the company is responsible for maintenance and repair of the existing drop facilities and support structure as provided for in WAC 480-120-437.
(c) Nothing in this rule prohibits the company from offering the applicant an alternative to pay the company a tariffed rate or rate pursuant to competitive classification for provision of the support structure.
(2) Requests for initial service or additional service at a premise where all existing pairs within a drop facility are not in use. A company is responsible for all work and materials associated with the drop facilities and if applicable the support structure so long as the total number of lines requested by the customer does not exceed the original capacity of the drop facility.
Any work or materials associated with repair of abandoned or defective pairs is considered maintenance and repair under WAC 480-120-437.
(3) Requests for additional service to premises where all existing pairs within a drop facility are not in use or where the total number of lines requested by a customer exceeds the original capacity of the existing drop facility.
(a) The company is responsible for all costs, including the costs of work and materials, associated with placement of additional drop facilities.
(b) The company may require the applicant to provide a support structure for placement of the new drop facility.
(c) A company must use an existing support structure for placement of the new drop facility when:
(i) The support structure it is large enough to support placement of the new facility; and
(ii) It follows a path which remains suitable to the company; and
(iii) The customer makes the support structure accessible to the company (e.g., uncovers the entry to the conduit and removes any items that would impede the use of the conduit, such as tree roots).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.36.010, 80.36.110, 80.36.320, 80.36.330, 80.36.333, 80.36.338, 80.01.040 and 80.04.160. WSR 07-08-027 (Docket UT-060676, General Order R-540), § 480-120-436, filed 3/27/07, effective 4/27/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040 and 80.04.160. WSR 03-01-065 (Docket No. UT-990146, General Order No. R-507), § 480-120-436, filed 12/12/02, effective 7/1/03.]
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