RAILROADS AND OTHER PUBLIC UTILITIES
TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1988
62-612. Restriction on withdrawal or discontinuance of service. (1) A telephone corporation subject to this chapter which provides basic local exchange or message telecommunication service, may not withdraw or otherwise discontinue such service to a local exchange area unless one or more alternative telephone corporations are furnishing the respective telecommunication service or equivalent service to the customers in such local exchange area at the time such service is withdrawn or otherwise discontinued.
(2) A telephone corporation proposing to withdraw or otherwise discontinue the services set forth in subsection (1) of this section to a local exchange area shall file a notice of such withdrawal or discontinuance of service with the commission and shall publish a notice of such withdrawal in a legal newspaper circulated within the local exchange area, and provide such other reasonable notice as may be required by the commission.
(3) Any person or telephone corporation affected by a withdrawal or discontinuance of such services by a telephone corporation subject to this chapter, may within thirty (30) days from the date of publication of the notice apply to the commission to determine whether such withdrawal or discontinuance of service is authorized pursuant to this section.
[62-612, added 1988, ch. 195, sec. 1, p. 365.]