DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
UNBUNDLED NETWORK ELEMENT AND LOCAL INTERCONNECTION SERVICES
Filed with the secretary of state on March 7, 2022
These rules become effective on April 19, 2022.
(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)
R 484.71, R 484.72, R 484.73, R 484.74, and R 484.75 of the Michigan Administrative Code are
re-adopted, as follows:
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
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
(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.
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.
August 6, 2021