(1) The state telecommunication systems are available for use by political subdivisions of the state. A subdivision must make a written request to the Department of Administration for access to its systems. Such use shall be authorized by the department based upon the technical requirements of the political subdivision's needs as indicated by the request and the potential impact on state agency use of the systems. The department will approve or disapprove requests for access within 180 days of receipt of written requests. Political subdivisions will be billed for use of the state's telecommunication systems under procedures and at rates developed by the department.
(2) For purposes of this rule "political subdivision" means any county, city, municipal corporation, school district, special improvement district or taxing jurisdiction, or any other political subdivision or public corporation.