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Sunset Review of High Cost Support Mechanism

Concerning the continuation of high cost support mechanism funding for rural telecommunications providers, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the 2023 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
2024 Regular Session
Telecommunications & Information Technology
Bill Summary

The act implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies in its sunset review and report on the high cost support mechanism, established by the public utilities commission to support telecommunications service access, by continuing the high cost support mechanism indefinitely and continuing funding for rural telecommunications providers from the high cost support mechanism indefinitely.

The act modifies the computation of fees for the public utilities commission fixed utility fund and the telecommunications utility fund.

APPROVED by Governor May 28, 2024

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details