Under existing law, an incumbent local exchange carrier is generally required to provide basic telephone service within the carrier's franchised service territory
This bill would define basic telephone service consistent with regulations of the Federal Communications Commission to include additional forms of telephone service such as cell phone service
This bill would also further define the carrier-of-last-resort obligation within an incumbent local exchange carrier's franchised service territory. The bill would remove the requirement that the local exchange carrier provide service to a residence except that, for a certain period, a resident could petition the Public Service Commission for an order to provide service if the residence does not receive voice service
To amend Sections 37-2A-2 and 37-2A-8 of the Code of Alabama 1975, to further define basic telephone service and to provide that a local exchange carrier would not be required to provide basic telephone service subject to certain exceptions.
|February 7, 2012
|Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Commerce, Transportation, and Utilities
|SB169 Alabama 2012 Session - Introduced