ORS 759.535¹
Application to serve unserved territory
  • hearing
  • notice

(1) A telecommunications utility, cooperative corporation or municipality that desires to provide local exchange telecommunications service in a territory that is not served by another person providing a similar local exchange telecommunications service may apply to the Public Utility Commission for an order allocating the territory to the applicant. The application shall include an exchange map that shows the unserved territory that the applicant is requesting to serve.

(2) The commission shall within 30 days after the filing of the application give notice of the filing. If the commission chooses, or if a customer requests a hearing on the matter within 30 days of the notice, the commission shall hold a hearing by telephone or in person. The commission shall give notice of the hearing within 30 days of the request. The notice shall set the date and place of hearing. The hearing shall be held at a place within or conveniently accessible to the territory covered by the application. Notice of the filing shall be by publication in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation in the territory covered by the application and shall be published at least once weekly for two successive weeks. Written notice of the filing shall be given to providers of similar local exchange telecommunications service in adjacent territory. [1987 c.447 §60; 2005 c.232 §28]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 759—Telecommunications Utility Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors759.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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