(1) In order to promote commission coordination with federal policymakers and regulatory agencies, the commission shall maintain continuous liaisons with appropriate federal agencies whose policy decisions and rulemaking authority affect those telecommunications companies over which the commission has jurisdiction. The commission is encouraged to participate in the proceedings of federal agencies in cases in which the state’s consumers may be affected and to convey the commission’s policy positions and information requirements in order to achieve greater efficiency in regulation.
(2) This chapter does not limit or modify the duties of a local exchange telecommunications company to provide unbundled access to network elements or the commission’s authority to arbitrate and enforce interconnection agreements to the extent that those elements are required under 47 U.S.C. ss. 251 and 252, and under any regulations issued by the Federal Communications Commission at rates determined in accordance with the standards established by the Federal Communications Commission pursuant to 47 C.F.R. ss. 51.503-51.513, inclusive of any successor regulation or successor forbearance of regulation.