Chapter 759 Telecommunications Utility Regulation

General Provisions

§ 759.005 Definitions
§ 759.015 Legislative findings on universal telecommunications service
§ 759.016 Legislative findings on broadband services
§ 759.020 Certificate of authority
§ 759.025 Certificates of authority for persons, companies and corporations providing services on January 1, 1986
§ 759.027 Shared telecommunications service provider
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Regulation of Telecommunications Services

§ 759.036 Commission authority
§ 759.040 Exemptions for certain unaffiliated utilities with fewer than 50,000 access lines
§ 759.045 Special rules for utilities exempted from regulation under ORS 759.040
§ 759.050 Competitive zone service regulation
§ 759.052 Commission authority to exempt telecommunications services from regulation
§ 759.054 Price listing for product or service offered as part of local exchange telecommunications services
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Rights of Way

§ 759.075 Authority to construct lines and facilities
§ 759.080 Use of property outside limits of municipal corporation

Accounts and Records

§ 759.120 Form and manner of accounts prescribed by commission
§ 759.125 Records and accounts prescribed by commission
§ 759.130 Closing date of accounts
§ 759.135 Depreciation accounts

Rate Regulation and Procedures; Measuring Equipment

§ 759.175 Filing rate schedules and data with commission
§ 759.180 Hearing on reasonableness of rates
§ 759.182 Rate schedules for service promotions
§ 759.185 Suspension of rates pending hearing
§ 759.190 Notice of schedule change
§ 759.195 Price listing of services
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Illegal Practices

§ 759.260 Unjust discrimination in rates
§ 759.265 Practices not constituting unjust discrimination
§ 759.267 Service promotion activities
§ 759.270 Reducing rates for persons furnishing part of facilities
§ 759.275 Undue preferences and prejudices
§ 759.280 Soliciting or accepting rebates or special advantage
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Issuance of Securities

§ 759.300 "Stocks" defined
§ 759.305 Power to regulate issuance of telecommunications stocks
§ 759.310 When issuance of securities void
§ 759.315 Purposes for which securities may be issued
§ 759.320 Application of ORS 759.315
§ 759.325 Application of ORS 759.375
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Transactions of Utilities

§ 759.375 Approval prior to sale, mortgage or disposal of operative utility property
§ 759.380 Purchase of stock or property of another utility
§ 759.385 Contracts regarding use of utility property
§ 759.390 Contracts with affiliated interests
§ 759.393 Applicability of ORS 759.385 and 759.390

Price Cap Regulation

Generally

§ 759.400 Definitions
§ 759.405 Election of regulation under ORS 759.405 and 759.410
§ 759.410 Intent of ORS 759.410
§ 759.415 Order in rate proceeding filed prior to January 1, 1999, to establish maximum rate for affected telecommunications services
§ 759.420 Application of ORS 759.400 to 759.455 to wholesale transactions regulated under federal law

Universal Service Fund

§ 759.425 Universal service fund

Public Purpose Funding

§ 759.430 Approval of projects funded by carrier's Telecommunications Infrastructure Account
§ 759.435 Assessment of telecommunications infrastructure and community needs
§ 759.440 Additional funding for evaluating project plans
§ 759.445 Connecting Oregon Communities Fund

Service Quality Standards and Prohibited Acts

§ 759.450 Minimum service quality standards
§ 759.455 Prohibited acts

Allocation of Territories

Generally

§ 759.500 Definitions for ORS 759.500 to 759.570
§ 759.506 Purpose of allocated territory laws
§ 759.535 Application to serve unserved territory
§ 759.560 Assignment or transfer of allocated territory
§ 759.565 Injunction against unauthorized provision of service
§ 759.570 Application of law to local government

Unserved Territory

§ 759.580 Power of commission to require service to unserved territory
§ 759.585 Definitions for ORS 759.585 to 759.595
§ 759.590 Application for service by unserved person
§ 759.595 Criteria for granting application for service

Attachment Regulation

§ 759.650 Definitions for ORS 759.650 to 759.675
§ 759.655 Authority of commission to regulate attachments
§ 759.660 Fixing charges or rates
§ 759.665 Considerations in determining just and reasonable rate
§ 759.670 Presumption of reasonableness of rates set by agreement
§ 759.675 Regulatory procedure

Operator Service Providers

§ 759.690 Operator service provider duties to service users

Residential Service Protection

Temporary Provisions Relating to Residential Telecommunication Service Protection Are Compiled As Notes Following Ors 759.690

Assistive Telecommunication Devices for Persons With Disabilities

Temporary Provisions Relating to Telecommunication Devices for Hearing and Speech Impaired Individuals Are Compiled As Notes Following Ors 759.690

Information Service Providers

§ 759.700 Definitions for ORS 759.700 to 759.720
§ 759.705 Program message preamble
§ 759.710 Pay-per-call information
§ 759.715 Information service blocking
§ 759.720 Action against information provider for failure to comply with law

Unauthorized Changes in Telecommunications Carriers

§ 759.730 Unauthorized changes in telecommunications carriers ("slamming")

Damages

§ 759.900 Liability of utility

Oregon Telecommunications Coordinating Council

Temporary Provisions Relating to Oregon Telecommunications Coordinating Council Are Compiled As Notes Following Ors 759.900

Penalties

§ 759.990 Penalties
Source:
Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 759—Telecommunications Utility Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­759.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).