Substitute House Bill 402 (Sub. H.B. 402), as passed by the 132nd Ohio General Assembly requires that the staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (Commission) produce and docket at the Commission a report that includes the following:
- The number of basic local exchange (BLES) lines in service in this state at the time of the report;
- The aggregate amount of line loss in this state since the effective date of this section;
- The change in the price of basic local exchange service in each exchange area in this state over the three years since the effective date of this section.
All incumbent local carriers (ILECs) were required to provide Staff with specified information regarding their BLES offerings by August 25, 2021. Based on the information received, Staff produced the attached report as required by Sub. H.B. 402.
The Commission’s obligations are outlined in case no. 19-0173-TP-ORD