4927.07 Withdrawal of service.

(A) 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) 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) Basic local exchange service provided by an incumbent local exchange carrier;

(2) Pole attachments under section 4905.71 of the Revised Code;

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

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

(D) An incumbent local exchange carrier may not withdraw or abandon basic local exchange service.

(E) A telephone company may not, 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.

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