(A) Every telephone or electric light company that is a public utility as defined by section 4905.02 of the Revised Code and, subject to section 4927.15 of the Revised Code, every incumbent local exchange carrier as defined by section 4927.01 of the Revised Code shall permit, upon reasonable terms and conditions and the payment of reasonable charges, the attachment of any wire, cable, facility, or apparatus to its poles, pedestals, or placement of same in conduit duct space, by any person or entity other than a public utility that is authorized and has obtained, under law, any necessary public or private authorization and permission to construct and maintain the attachment, so long as the attachment does not interfere, obstruct, or delay the service and operation of the company or carrier, or create a hazard to safety. Every such company or carrier shall file tariffs with the public utilities commission containing the charges, terms, and conditions established for such use.
(B) The commission shall regulate the justness and reasonableness of the charges, terms, and conditions contained in any such tariff, and may, upon complaint of any persons in which it appears that reasonable grounds for complaint are stated, or upon its own initiative, investigate such charges, terms, and conditions and conduct a hearing to establish just and reasonable charges, terms, and conditions, and to resolve any controversy that may arise among the parties as to such attachment.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.43, SB 162, §1, eff. 9/13/2010.
Effective Date: 11-02-1981