49-31-18. Access provided to companies doing business in same vicinity--Discrimination prohibited. Every telecommunications company shall provide access for any other telecommunications company doing business in the same vicinity that makes application therefor and shall afford all reasonable and proper facilities for such access, for reasonable compensation and without discrimination, and under rules the commission may prescribe. To provide access facilities at reasonable rates and to enhance and preserve universal service, the commission may establish methods designed to determine and implement fair and reasonable access rates by rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26.
Source: SDC 1939, § 52.1316; SL 1947, ch 235; SL 1987, ch 345, § 65; SL 1988, ch 375, § 23; SL 1992, ch 328, § 26.
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