TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Telephone Area Codes and Prefixes

Re: Telephone Area Codes and Prefixes
Sat, 10 Feb 2007 20:58:06 EST

In a message dated Sat, 10 Feb 2007 00:10:15 -0600, Neal McLain
<> writes:

> Joe Tibiletti <> wrote:

>> I have testified before the Public Utility Commission of
>> Texas -- one of the last states to have this jurisdiction
>> placed in one organization under state control.

> What do you mean by "one organization"?

> If you're referring to an organization that regulates all (or almost
> all) utilities, Texas isn't the only state. Every state has some sort
> of utility regulatory agency (although they go by variety of names:
> ). Indeed, Texas is an oddball in this
> respect: the TPUC regulates all utilities except natural gas; the
> Texas Railroad Commission regulates natural gas; and the Texas DOT
> regulates railroads.

Joe is correct on his assertion that Texas was one of the last, if not
the last, state to have a single regulatory body for telephone service
(and some other public utilities).

Until the 1960s, telephone regulation in Texas fell under city
jurisdictioin, and there had to be a separate rate case, and separate
negotiations, with each city.

Wes Leatherock

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