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OPUC's Jurisdiction and the Applicable Laws and Rules
 
 
The following table summarizes OPUC´s jurisdiction of communications services.
 
      Type of Carrier (1)    
 
Cooper-
ative
Utility Competitive
Provider
Radio &
Wireless
Data &
Internet
Annual Reports X X X    
Fees & Surcharges:          
OPUC Fee
  X X    
RSPF
X X X X  
Oregon Universal Service
X X X (2)  
Safety

X X X    
Service Quality Standards

  X X    
Rate Regulation:          
Access Charges
X X      
Extended Area Service
  X      
Local Rates
  (3)      
Other Services (Cellular, Data, Directories services, Equipment, Internet, Radio, Wireless)          
 
X - The carrier is subject to OPUC jurisdiction for this purpose.
 
(1) - Definitions
 
(2) - The radio or wireless carrier must have elected to participate in the Oregon Universal Service fund.
 
(3) - Generally, the ILEC must serve 50,000 or more access lines to be subject to local rate regulation.
 
Most laws related to OPUC and communications service providers are in Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) Chapters 183, 192, 469, 756, 758, 759, and 772.
 

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