69-3-903. Notice of rate increase or decrease. (1) At least 60 days before the effective date of any rate increase or decrease proposed by a small telecommunications provider, the small telecommunications provider shall mail notice of the proposed rate increase or decrease to each affected subscriber, the commission, and the Montana consumer counsel.
(2) Notice to the commission and consumer counsel must include:
(a) a summary of the justification for the proposed rate increase;
(b) a list of the number of affected subscribers in each category of rates proposed to be increased or decreased; and
(c) if requested by the commission, a list of the names of the affected subscribers.
(3) The notice to affected subscribers may be included with regular subscriber billings and must include:
(a) a schedule of the proposed rates;
(b) the effective date of the proposed rates; and
(c) a description of the petition procedure in 69-3-906 for seeking commission review and determination of the proposed rates. If the small telecommunications provider publishes the petition procedure in a telephone directory, a reference to the location of the procedure in the directory is adequate notice.