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FCC 53.101
Revised as of
Goto Year:1996 | 1998
Sec. 53.101  Joint marketing of local and long distance services by 
          interLATA carriers.

    (a) Until a BOC is authorized pursuant to section 271(d) of the Act 
to provide interLATA services in an in-region State, or until February 
8, 1999, whichever is earlier, a telecommunications carrier that serves 
greater than 5 percent of the Nation's presubscribed access lines may 
not jointly market in such State telephone exchange service obtained 
from such company pursuant to section 251(c)(4) of the Act with 
interLATA services offered by that telecommunications carrier.
    (b) For purposes of applying section 271(e) of the Act, 
telecommunications carriers described in paragraph (a) of this section 
may not:
    (1) Market interLATA services and BOC resold local exchange services 
through a ``single transaction.'' For purposes of this section, we 
define a ``single transaction'' to include the use of the same sales 
agent to market both products to the same customer during a single 
    (2) Offer interLATA services and BOC resold local exchange services 
as a bundled package under an integrated pricing schedule.
    (c) If a telecommunications carrier described in paragraph (a) of 
this section advertises the availability of interLATA services and local 
exchange services purchased from a BOC for resale in a single 
advertisement, such telecommunications carrier shall not mislead the 
public by stating or implying that such carrier may offer bundled 
packages of interLATA service and BOC local exchange service purchased 
for resale, or that it can provide both services through a single 

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                Subpart C--Separate Affiliate; Safeguards

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