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SB 88 - Repeals Regulations on Telephone Utility Companies - Kentucky Key Vote

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Title: Repeals Regulations on Telephone Utility Companies

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Title: Repeals Regulations on Telephone Utility Companies

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes telephone utility companies to no longer provide state-wide land-line access.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes telephone utility companies to no longer provide state-wide land-line access (Sec. 1).
  • Requires telephone utility companies to continue providing basic local exchange services to residences in the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
    • The residence currently exists; and
    • The residence is located in an area with less than 5000 housing units.
  • Exempts the telephone utility company from providing basic local exchange services in the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
    • The telephone utility company offers an alternative telephone service;
    • There are at least 2 providers offering telephone services in the area; or
    • There is at least 1 provider of broadband service that is capable of delivering telephone service.
  • Authorizes the Kentucky Public Service Commission to assist in the resolution of consumer complaints, whereas existing law specifies that the Commission is required to investigate and resolve consumer complaints (Secs. 1-3).

Title: Repeals Regulations on Telephone Utility Companies

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