4927.07 Withdrawal of service.

(A) Except as provided under the notice requirements of section 4927.10 of the Revised Code, a telephone company may withdraw any telecommunications service if it gives at least thirty days' prior notice to the public utilities commission and to its affected customers.

(B) Except as provided under the notice requirements of section 4927.10 of the Revised Code, a telephone company may abandon entirely telecommunications service in this state if it gives at least thirty days' prior notice to the commission, to its wholesale and retail customers, and to any telephone company wholesale provider of its services.

(C) Divisions (A) and (B) of this section do not apply to any of the following:

(1)

Pole attachments under section 4905.71 of the Revised Code;

(2) Conduit occupancy under section 4905.71 of the Revised Code;

(3) Interconnection and resale agreements approved under the "Telecommunications Act of 1996," 110 Stat. 56, 47 U.S.C. 151 et seq., as amended.

(D) Except as provided in section 4927.10 of the Revised Code, an incumbent local exchange carrier may not withdraw or abandon basic local exchange service.

(E) Neither a telephone company nor an incumbent local exchange carrier may , without first filing a request with the commission and obtaining commission approval, withdraw any tariff filed with the commission for pole attachments or conduit occupancy under section 4905.71 of the Revised Code or abandon service provided under that section.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.43, SB 162, §1, eff. 9/13/2010.