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Your Local Telephone Service Must Be Continued If You Remain Current With the Local Telephone Service Portion of Your Bill


On February 2, 2000, the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) adopted regulations codified at N.J.A.C. 14:3-7.17, et seq., that permit a basic telecommunications service provider to discontinue basic residential local telephone service only for non-payment of basic local telephone service charges. The BPU also amended N.J.A.C. 14:10-2.1(a) to require disclosure of this amount as a separate line item on each monthly bill. These regulations became operative on September 6, 2000.

This information last reviewed 10/25/11.


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