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.