Maine Revised Statutes

§9207. Collection of data

Subject to the provisions in this section, the authority may collect data from communications service providers and any wireless provider that own or operate advanced communications technology infrastructure in the State concerning infrastructure deployment and costs, revenues and subscribership. [2005, c. 665, §3 (NEW).]

1. Confidential information.  If the authority, on its own or upon request of any person or entity, determines that public access to specific information about communications service providers in the State could compromise the security of public utility systems to the detriment of the public interest or that specific information is of a competitive or proprietary nature, the authority shall issue an order designating that information as confidential. Information that may be designated as confidential pursuant to this subsection includes, but is not limited to, network diagrams. The authority may designate information as confidential under this subsection only to the minimum extent necessary to protect the public interest or the legitimate competitive or proprietary interests of a communications service provider. The authority shall adopt rules pursuant to section 9205, subsection 3 defining the criteria it will use to satisfy the requirements of this paragraph and the types of information that would satisfy the criteria. The authority may not designate any information as confidential under this subsection until those rules are finally adopted.
Information designated as confidential under this subsection is not a public record under Title 1, section 402, subsection 3.
[ 2005, c. 665, §3 (NEW) .]
2. Protection of information.  A communications service provider may request that confidential or proprietary information provided to the authority under subsection 1 not be viewed by those members of the authority who could gain a competitive advantage from viewing the information. Upon such a request, the authority shall ensure that the information provided is viewed only by those members of the authority and staff who do not stand to gain a competitive advantage and that there are adequate safeguards to protect that information from members of the authority who could gain a competitive advantage from viewing the information.
[ 2005, c. 665, §3 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2005, c. 665, §3 (NEW).