Telephone companies; offering additional services in underserved localities. (HB1770)

Introduced By

Del. Albert Pollard (D-Lively) with support from co-patron Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Offering additional telephone services in underserved localities. Authorizes the State Corporation Commission, when it finds that the telephone customers in a locality are not offered optional, additional-cost services such as call waiting, voice mail, or caller identification, while customers in an adjacent locality who are charged the same telephone service rates are offered such additional services, to require the telephone company to (i) offer such additional services to customers in the locality, (ii) lower the telephone service rates to just and reasonable levels that appropriately reflect the telephone company's failure to offer the additional services, or (iii) prescribe other appropriate relief that is in the public interest. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 094443690
01/08/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB1770)
01/29/2009Tabled in Commerce and Labor