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  
the Michigan telecommunications act, 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; 2022 MR 5, Eff. Apr. 19, 2022.  
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 484.2603.  
(b) “Federal act” means the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Public Law 104-104.  
(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, 47 USC 251 and 252.  
(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.  
(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; 2022 MR 5, Eff. Apr. 19, 2022.  
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; 2022 MR 5, Eff. Apr. 19, 2022.  
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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 must 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 entitles 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; 2022 MR 5, Eff. Apr. 19, 2022.  
R 484.75 Remedies.  
Rule 5. Nothing in this rule adds to or detracts 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; 2022 MR 5, Eff. Apr. 19, 2022.  
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