Register February 2011 No. 662
Chapter PSC 173
911 EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
Subchapter I — General Provisions
PSC 173.01   Purpose.
PSC 173.02   Definitions.
Subchapter II — Wireline 911 Emergency Telecommunications Service Contracts
PSC 173.03   Submission of telecommunications emergency services contracts.
PSC 173.04   Commission review.
PSC 173.05   Assessment.
Subchapter III — Wireless 911 Fund
PSC 173.06   Grant applications from wireless providers.
PSC 173.07   Grant applications from local governments.
PSC 173.08   Supplemental grants.
PSC 173.09   Review and approval of grant and supplemental grant applications.
PSC 173.10   Wireless surcharge.
PSC 173.11   Fund administration.
PSC 173.12   Confidentiality of information.
Ch. PSC 173 Note Note: Chapter PSC 173 was created as an emergency rule effective 2-9-89; CR 04-026: r. and recr. Ch. PSC 173 Register November 2004 No. 587, eff. 1-1-05 and 10-1-05.
subch. I of ch. PSC 173 Subchapter I — General Provisions
PSC 173.01 PSC 173.01Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to implement those provisions of s. 256.35, Stats., that authorize the commission to review the contracts between counties and telecommunications providers for the provision of 911 emergency telecommunications service and that establish a wireless 911 fund to promote installation and use of enhanced wireless 911 emergency telecommunications service.
PSC 173.01 History History: CR 04-026: cr. Register November 2004 No. 587, eff. 1-1-05; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2011 No. 662.
PSC 173.02 PSC 173.02Definitions. In this chapter:
PSC 173.02(1) (1) “Active prepaid wireless telephone" means a prepaid wireless telephone that has been used or activated by the customer during the month to complete a telephone call for which the customer's card or account was decremented.
PSC 173.02(2) (2) “Commercial mobile radio service provider" has the meaning given in s. 196.01 (2g), Stats.
PSC 173.02(3) (3) “Commission" means the public service commission.
PSC 173.02(4) (4) “Designated public safety answering point" means a wireless public safety answering point that has been identified in a resolution adopted under s. 256.35 (3m) (c) 3. or 6., Stats., for the purpose of implementing the federal wireless orders.
PSC 173.02(5) (5) “Federal wireless orders" means the orders of the federal communications commission regarding 911 emergency services for wireless telephone users in FCC docket no. 94-102.
PSC 173.02(6) (6) “Fund" means the wireless 911 fund established by s. 25.98, Stats.
PSC 173.02(7) (7) “Local government" has the meaning given in s. 256.35 (3m) (a) 4., Stats.
PSC 173.02(8) (8) “Phase I wireless 911 service" means the wireless telecommunications service described in 47 CFR 20.18 (d).
PSC 173.02(9) (9) “Phase II wireless 911 service" means the wireless telecommunications service described in 47 CFR 20.18 (e) - (i).
PSC 173.02(10) (10) “Prepaid wireless telephone service" means wireless telephone service which is activated by payment in advance of a finite dollar amount or for a finite set of minutes and which, unless an additional finite dollar amount or finite set of minutes is paid in advance, terminates either upon use by a customer of an agreed-upon amount of service corresponding to the total dollar amount paid in advance, or within a certain period of time following initial purchase or activation.
PSC 173.02(11) (11) “Reimbursement period" has the meaning given in s. 256.35 (3m) (a) 5., Stats.
PSC 173.02(12) (12) “Surcharge period" means the 3-year period beginning on December 1, 2005, and ending on November 30, 2008.
PSC 173.02(13) (13) “Wireless provider" has the meaning given in s. 256.35 (3m) (a) 6., Stats.
PSC 173.02(14) (14) “Wireless public safety answering point" has the meaning given in s. 256.35 (3m) (a) 7., Stats.
PSC 173.02(15) (15) “Wireless surcharge" means the monthly surcharge required by s. 256.35 (3m) (f), Stats.
PSC 173.02 History History: CR 04-026: cr. Register November 2004 No. 587, eff. 1-1-05; corrections in (4), (7), (11), (13), (14), (15) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2011 No. 662.
subch. II of ch. PSC 173 Subchapter II — Wireline 911 Emergency Telecommunications Service Contracts
PSC 173.03 PSC 173.03Submission of telecommunications emergency services contracts.
PSC 173.03(1) (1) A telecommunications provider that enters into a contract with a county for the provision of wireline 911 emergency telecommunications service shall within 20 days submit the contract for commission review.
PSC 173.03(2) (2) In addition to the contract, the utility shall submit all of the following information:
PSC 173.03(2)(a) (a) A copy of the county ordinance adopting the plan for a wireline 911 emergency telecommunications system.
PSC 173.03(2)(b) (b) A list identifying all participating local exchange carriers and a statement that each has tariffs or concurring tariffs on file with the commission providing for individual 911 contracts.
PSC 173.03(2)(c) (c) A list identifying the localities and the number of all service users residing outside the contracting county, specifying the municipality in which they reside.
PSC 173.03(2)(d) (d) A list identifying those municipalities outside the contracting county with residents who will be billed for the service.
PSC 173.03(2)(e) (e) A statement that all telecommunications service users in the county have access to a wireline 911 system. If such a statement cannot be made with regard to a segment of the county's service users, the telecommunications utility shall provide information indicating that the local exchange carrier serving those service users is not capable of providing the wireline 911 system on a reasonable economic basis on the effective date of the contract.
PSC 173.03(2)(f) (f) A list of exchanges in the county with customers served by a wireline 911 system outside the county, which identifies the provider of the wireline 911 service.
PSC 173.03(2)(g) (g) A description of access to the wireline 911 system by telecommunications devices for the communicatively impaired.
PSC 173.03(2)(h) (h) Cost support for and complete itemization of the installation and monthly charges for automatic number identification, automatic location identification and all trunking service components for both the primary telecommunications utility under the contract and the participating local exchange carriers. Cost support may be in the form of tariff reference if the rates and charges for wireline 911 service are those in the utility's tariffs.
PSC 173.03(2)(i) (i) A statement of the total billable exchange access lines for purposes of the contract and the actual exchange access line count. This statement shall provide detail as to how the billable exchange access line count was determined, including any equivalency factor used for the line equivalents and the number of lines to which the factor applies.
PSC 173.03(3) (3) The commission shall withhold from public inspection any wireline 911 emergency telecommunications service contract, or any other information received under this subchapter, that would aid a competitor of one or more of the participating telecommunications providers.
PSC 173.03 History History: CR 04-026: cr. Register November 2004 No. 587, eff. 1-1-05.
PSC 173.04 PSC 173.04Commission review.
PSC 173.04(1) (1) Upon receipt of a contract for wireline 911 emergency telecommunications service, the commission shall issue a notice of investigation in accordance with s. PSC 2.09.
PSC 173.04(2) (2) Within 60 days of receipt of a contract for the provision of wireline 911 emergency telecommunications service, the commission may disapprove the contract if it finds any of the following:
PSC 173.04(2)(a) (a) The contract is not compensatory.
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