The Public Utilities Commission Wants to Change the Definition of Basic Telephone Service
The CPUC will be holding a series of Public Participating Hearings throughout March 2011 to discuss the definition of basic telephone service as telephone services have changed since the definition was first established many years ago.
Some of the proposal include changing to receiving unlimited incoming calling, access to emergency services, and lifeline services. You can review all of the currently proposed changes here.
Consumers interested in commenting can do so by attending one or more of the Public Participation Hearings. The San Diego hearing is on March 23 from 2pm to 7pm at the Al Bahr Shiners Center on Kearny Mesa Road. See the entire schedule here.
Consumers can also submit comments online or email comments to the public advisor at email@example.com. You can also call the Public Advisor’s Office at 415.703.2074 or toll free at 866.849.8390. Comments can also be mailed in to the CPUC, PAO at 505 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102. All correspondence should refer to R.09-06-019.