Pick and Choose Provisions

​Guidelines for Interconnection Agreements

The UTC adopted an interpretive and policy statement, Docket UT-990355, on November 30, 1999 that establishes guidelines for local exchange companies to use in negotiating interconnection agreements that combine arrangements from more than one existing agreement. The Federal Communications Commission allows companies to "pick and choose" provisions from multiple agreements.  The interpretive and policy statement was further revised on April 12, 2000.

The UTC issued a request for comments on whether to convert the guidelines into agency rules. A workshop was held December 16, 1999.

UTC Staff Contact: Jing Roth, telephone 360 664-1291.