A competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) intending to provide local service in any county comprising the MESB is required to submit a comprehensive 9-1-1 Plan to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MN PUC) prior to providing local service in that service area. The 9-1-1 Plan details how the CLEC will provide 9-1-1 service to its customers. On an ongoing basis, CLECs are responsible for updating their 9-1-1 plans to keep them current.
How are the MESB and its member counties involved with 9-1-1 plans?
The MESB reviews all 9-1-1 plans for CLECs operating in the metro area for compliance to the metro area and state 9-1-1 system and service standards. The MESB monitors 9-1-1 plan activity at the MN PUC and provides comments on filings related to the metro area. The MESB can also provide CLECs guidance on the metro area 9-1-1 system and service requirements.
The MESB requires CLECs operating in the metro area to annually submit Addendum A to the MESB Director of 9-1-1 Services at 911_Dir@mn-mesb.org.
Where can I obtain more information on 9-1-1 plans?
For more information about CLEC 9-1-1 Plans, visit the MN Department of Public Safety – Emergency Communication Networks CLEC 9-1-1 Plan webpage for:
- CLEC 911 Plan Templates
- CLEC 911 Plan Instructions, including eDocket filing
- Annual CLEC 9-1-1 Plan Update Requirements
For information on Minnesota’s Telephone Exchange Service Area Boundaries, please visit the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office webpage.
For more information, contact the MESB Director of 9-1-1 Services at: 911_Dir@mn-mesb.org