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26toc-I  Table of Contents 04/01/14
Subchapter A General Provisions
§ 26.1  Purpose and Scope of Rules. 05/07/98
§ 26.3 Severability Clause. 05/07/98
§ 26.4  Statement of Nondiscrimination. 12/17/00
§ 26.5  Definitions. 04/07/14
§ 26.6 Cost of Copies of Public Information. 05/27/99
§ 26.7 Local Exchange Company Assessment. 02/18/99
§ 26.9 Classification System for Violations of Statutes, Rules, and Orders Applicable to Telecommunications Service Providers. 10/17/06
Subchapter B Customer Service and Protection
§ 26.21  General Provisions of Customer Service and Protection Rules. 12/27/00
§ 26.22  Request for Service. 04/07/14
§ 26.23  Refusal of Service. 04/07/14
§ 26.24  Credit Requirements and Deposits. 04/25/05
§ 26.25  Issuance and Format of Bills. 04/07/14
§ 26.26  Foreign Language Requirements. 12/27/00
§ 26.27  Bill Payment and Adjustments. 04/07/14
§ 26.28  Suspension or Disconnection of Service. 04/07/14
§ 26.29  Prepaid Local Telephone Service (PLTS). 04/04/12
§ 26.30  Complaints. 04/07/14
§ 26.31  Disclosures to Applicants and Customers. 04/07/14
§ 26.32  Protection Against Unauthorized Billing Charges. 09/15/04
§ 26.33 Prompt Payment Act. 10/03/10
§ 26.34  Telephone Prepaid Calling Services. 04/07/14
§ 26.37  Texas No-Call List. 07/02/06
Subchapter C Infrastructure and Reliability
§ 26.51 Reliability of Operations of Telecommunications Providers. 04/07/14
§ 26.52  Emergency Operations. 04/07/14
§ 26.53  Inspections and Tests. 04/07/14
§ 26.54  Service Objectives and Performance Benchmarks. 04/04/12
§ 26.55  Monitoring of Service. 05/15/00
§ 26.57  Requirements for a Certificate Holder's Use of an Alternate Technology to Meet its Provider of Last Resort Obligation. 07/30/09
Subchapter D Records, Reports, and Other Required Information
§ 26.71 General Procedures, Requirements, and Penalties. 11/29/07
§ 26.72 Uniform System of Accounts. 09/08/98
§ 26.73 Annual Earnings Report. 04/07/14
§ 26.74 Reports on Sale of Property and Mergers. 02/02/12
§ 26.75 Reports on Sale of 50% or More of Stock. 09/08/98
§ 26.76 Gross Receipts Assessment Report. 09/08/98
§ 26.78 State Agency Utility Account Information. 09/08/98
§ 26.79  Equal Opportunity Reports. 04/07/14
§ 26.80  Annual Report on Historically Underutilized Businesses. 04/07/14
§ 26.81 Service Quality Reports. 09/08/98
§ 26.85  Report on Workforce Diversity and Other Business Practices. 04/07/14
§ 26.87 Infrastructure Reports. 09/08/98
§ 26.89 Information Regarding Rates and Services of Nondominant Carriers. 04/07/14
Subchapter E Certification, Licensing, and Registration
§ 26.101 Certificate of Convenience and Necessity Criteria. 02/02/12
§ 26.102  Registration of Pay Telephone Service Providers (PTS). 12/13/10
§ 26.107  Registration of Interexchange Carriers, Prepaid Calling Services Companies, and Other Nondominant Telecommunications Carriers. 12/13/10
§ 26.111  Certificate of Operating Authority (COA) and Service Provider Certificate of Operating Authority (SPCOA) Criteria. 04/07/14
Subchapter F Regulation of Telecommunications Service
§ 26.121 Privacy Issues. 11/29/07
§ 26.123 Caller Identification Services. 04/07/14
§ 26.124  Pay-Per-Call Information Services Call Blocking. 04/04/12
§ 26.125  Automatic Dialing Announcing Devices (ADADs). 12/11/13
§ 26.127  Abbreviated Dialing Codes. 08/12/10
§ 26.128 Telephone Directories. 04/07/14
§ 26.129 Standards for Access to Provide Telecommunications Services at Tenant Request. 10/10/00
§ 26.130  Selection of Telecommunications Utilities. 02/21/12
§ 26.131  Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC)-to-CLEC and CLEC-to-Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) Migration Guidelines. 09/07/03
§ 26.133  Business and Marketing Code of Conduct for Certificated Telecommunications Utilities (CTUs). 04/07/14
§ 26.134  Market Test to be Applied in Determining if Markets with Populations Less than 30,000 Should Remain Regulated on or After January 1, 2007. 04/04/12
Subchapter G Advanced Services
§ 26.141 Distance Learning, Information Sharing Programs, and Interactive Multimedia Communications. 04/04/12
§ 26.142 Integrated Services Digital Network. 04/07/14
§ 26.143 Provision of Advanced Services in Rural Areas. 04/07/14
Subchapter I Alternative Regulation
§ 26.171  Small Incumbent Local Exchange Company Regulatory Flexibility. 04/04/12
§ 26.172  Voting Procedures for Partial Deregulation or Reversal of Partial Deregulation of Telephone Cooperatives. 11/28/99
§ 26.175 Reclassification of Telecommunications Services for Electric Incumbent Local Exchange Companies (ILECs). 03/28/98
Subchapter J Costs, Rates and Tariffs
§ 26.201 Cost of Service. 03/01/99
§ 26.203 Rate Policies for Small Local Exchange Companies (SLECs). 03/01/99
§ 26.205  Rates for Intrastate Access Services. 04/04/12
§ 26.206 Depreciation Rates. 07/05/99
§ 26.207 Form and Filing of Tariffs. 06/22/99
§ 26.208 General Tariff Procedures. 04/04/12
§ 26.209 New and Experimental Services. 06/22/99
§ 26.210 Promotional Rates for Local Exchange Company Services. 06/22/99
§ 26.211 Rate-Setting Flexibility for Services Subject to Significant Competitive Challenges. 04/07/14
§ 26.214  Long Run Incremental Cost (LRIC) Methodology for Services Provided by Certain Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers. 10/23/00
§ 26.215  Long Run Incremental Cost Methodology for Dominant Certificated Telecommunications Utility (DCTU) Services. 12/21/99
§ 26.216 Educational Percentage Discount Rates (E-Rates). 12/31/98
§ 26.217  Administration of Extended Area Service (EAS) Requests. 04/04/12
§ 26.219  Administration of Expanded Local Calling Service Requests. 04/04/12
§ 26.221  Applications to Establish or Increase Expanded Local Calling Service Surcharges. 11/27/02
§ 26.223  Prohibition of Excessive COA/SPCOA Usage Sensitive Intrastate Switched Access Rates. 06/20/07
§ 26.224  Requirements Applicable to Basic Network Services for Chapter 58 Electing Companies. 09/04/06
§ 26.225  Requirements Applicable to Nonbasic Services for Chapter 58 Electing Companies. 04/07/14
§ 26.226  Requirements Applicable to Pricing Flexibility for Chapter 58 Electing Companies. 04/07/14
§ 26.227  Procedures Applicable to Nonbasic Services and Pricing Flexibility for Basic and Nonbasic Services for Chapter 58 Electing Companies. 04/07/14
§ 26.228  Requirements Applicable to Chapter 52 Companies. 04/07/14
§ 26.229  Requirements Applicable to Chapter 59 Electing Companies. 04/07/14
§ 26.230  Requirements Applicable to Chapter 65 One-day Informational Notice Filings. 04/07/14
Subchapter L Wholesale Market Provisions
§ 26.271 Expanded Interconnection. 04/15/99
§ 26.272  Interconnection. 04/07/14
§ 26.274  Imputation. 11/23/00
§ 26.276 Unbundling. 07/15/99
§ 26.283 Infrastructure Sharing. 05/13/98
Subchapter M Operator Services
§ 26.311  Information Relating to Operator Services. 04/07/14
§ 26.313  General Requirements Relating to Operator Services. 04/07/14
§ 26.315  Requirements for Dominant Certificated Telecommunications Utilities (DCTUs). 03/20/02
§ 26.317  Information to be Provided at the Telephone Set. 04/07/14
§ 26.319  Access to the Operator of a Local Exchange Company (LEC). 04/07/14
§ 26.321  9-1-1 Calls, "0-" Calls, and End User Choice. 04/07/14
Subchapter N Pay Telephone Service
§ 26.341  General Information Relating to Pay Telephone Service (PTS). 04/04/00
§ 26.342  Pay Telephone Service Tariff Provisions. 04/07/14
§ 26.343  Responsibilities for Pay Telephone Service (PTS) of Certificated Telecommunications Utilities (CTUs) Holding Certificates of Convenience and Necessity (CCNs). 04/04/00
§ 26.344  Pay Telephone Service Requirements. 04/04/00
§ 26.345  Posting Requirements for Pay Telephone Service Providers. 02/21/07
§ 26.346  Rates and Charges for Pay Telephone Service. 02/21/07
§ 26.347  Fraud Protection for Pay Telephone Service. 04/04/00
Subchapter O Numbering
§ 26.375  Reclamation of Codes and Thousand-Blocks and Petitions for Extension of Code and Thousands-Block Activation. 09/19/02
Subchapter P Texas Universal Service Fund
§ 26.401  Texas Universal Service Fund (TUSF). 04/04/12
§ 26.402  Transparency and Accountability in the Administration of the Texas Universal Service Fund. 11/06/12
§ 26.403  Texas High Cost Universal Service Plan (THCUSP). 07/08/12
§ 26.404  Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Company Universal Service Plan. 12/06/12
§ 26.406  Implementation of the PURA §56.025. 04/07/14
§ 26.408  Additional Financial Assistance (AFA). 09/04/06
§ 26.410  Universal Service Fund Reimbursement for Certain IntraLATA Service. 05/24/00
§ 26.412  Lifeline Service Program. 11/25/13
§ 26.413  Link Up Service Program. 11/25/13
§ 26.414  Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS). 05/24/00
§ 26.415  Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP). 08/01/12
§ 26.417  Designation as Eligible Telecommunications Providers to Receive Texas Universal Service Funds (TUSF). 04/07/14
§ 26.418  Designation of Common Carriers as Eligible Telecommunications Carriers to Receive Federal Universal Service Funds. 04/07/14
§ 26.419  Telecommunication Resale Providers' Designation as Eligible Telecommunications Providers to Receive Texas Universal Service Funds (TUSF) for Lifeline Service. 04/08/07
§ 26.420  Administration of Texas Universal Service Fund. 04/07/14
§ 26.421  Designation of Eligible Telecommunications Providers to Provide Service to Uncertificated Areas. 04/07/14
§ 26.422  Subsequent Petitions for Service in Uncertificated Areas. 04/07/14
§ 26.423  High Cost Universal Service Plan for Uncertificated Areas where an Eligible Telecommunications Provider (ETP) Volunteers to Provide Basic Local Telecommunications Service. 04/07/14
§ 26.424  Audio Newspaper Assistance Program. 07/02/06
Subchapter Q 9-1-1 Issues
§ 26.433  Roles and Responsibilities of 9-1-1 Service Providers. 11/14/10
§ 26.435  Cost Recovery Methods for 9-1-1 Dedicated Transport. 11/14/10
Subchapter R Provisions Relating to Municipal Regulation and Rights-of-Way Management
§ 26.461  Access Line Categories. 01/10/07
§ 26.463  Calculation and Reporting of a Municipality's Base Amount. 01/10/07
§ 26.465  Methodology for Counting Access Lines and Reporting Requirements for Certificated Telecommunications Providers. 01/10/07
§ 26.467  Rates, Allocation, Compensation, Adjustments, and Reporting. 03/26/03
§ 26.468  Procedures for Standardized Access Line Reports and Enforcement Relating to Quarterly Reporting. 08/05/02
§ 26.469  Municipal Authorized Review of a Certificated Telecommunications Provider's Business Records. 05/01/05
Appendices
Appendix I  Cross Reference; Location of Rule Section in Chapter 23 to New Location in Chapter 25 or Chapter 26. 01/22/01
Appendix II Telecommunications Commonly Used Acronyms. 12/03/99
Appendix III  Records, Reports, and Other Information that may be Required. 04/07/14