DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION  
UNBUNDLED NETWORK ELEMENT AND LOCAL INTERCONNECTION  
SERVICES  
(By authority conferred on the public service commission by sections 202 and 213 of  
1991 PA 179, MCL 484.2202 and 484.2213.)  
PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS  
R 484.71 Applicability.  
Rule 1. These rules apply to the provision of unbundled network elements and local  
interconnection services by an incumbent local exchange carrier to other providers which  
are used in the provision of basic local exchange service. These rules do not alter the  
scope or terms of any preexisting performance remedy plan and performance  
measurements approved by the commission.  
History: 2010 AACS; 2013 AACS; 2016 AACS; 2019 AACS.  
R 484.72 Definitions.  
Rule 2. (1) As used in these rules:  
(a) “Act” means the Michigan Telecommunications Act, 1991 PA 179, MCL  
484.2101 to MCL 484.2601.  
(b) “Federal act” means the telecommunications act of 1996, 101 stat. 101 (1996).  
(c) "Incumbent local exchange carrier" or “ILEC” means that term as defined in 47  
USC 251(h) and required to comply with the additional obligations in 47 USC 251(c).  
(d) “Interconnection agreement” means an agreement between 2 or more providers  
entered into under sections 251 and 252 of the federal act.  
(e) “Provider” means a person, firm, partnership, corporation, or other entity that  
provides basic local exchange service as defined by section 102(b) of the act, MCL  
484.2102(b).  
(2) A term defined in the act has the same meaning when used in these rules.  
History: 2010 AACS; 2013 AACS; 2016 AACS; 2019 AACS.  
R 484.73 Expiration.  
Rule 3. These rules expire 3 years from the effective date of the rules. The  
commission may, prior to the expiration of the rules, promulgate new rules.  
History: 2010 AACS; 2013 AACS; 2016 AACS; 2019 AACS.  
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PART 2. PROVISION OF UNBUNDLED NETWORK ELEMENTS AND LOCAL  
INTERCONNECTION  
R 484.74 Quality standards.  
Rule 4. (1) The quality standards for the provision of unbundled network elements  
and local interconnection by an ILEC shall be either of the following:  
(a) Those standards in a preexisting performance remedy plan for an ILEC and  
performance measurements approved by the commission in an industrywide proceeding  
in Michigan, regardless of whether all providers participate in the plan.  
(b) If a plan specified in subdivision (a) of this subrule does not exist for the ILEC,  
then the performance remedy plan and performance measurements negotiated or  
arbitrated by the parties in an interconnection agreement approved by the commission.  
(2) Nothing in this rule shall entitle a provider to participate in a plan if the plan is  
not incorporated into its commission-approved interconnection agreement.  
History: 2010 AACS; 2013 AACS; 2016 AACS; 2019 AACS.  
R 484.75 Remedies.  
Rule 5. Nothing in this rule shall add to or detract from the remedies available to a  
provider under the plans referenced in R 484.74, the act, or the federal act.  
History: 2010 AACS; 2013 AACS; 2016 AACS; 2019 AACS.  
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