HB 384: "An Act relating to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska and broadband Internet regulations."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 384 01 "An Act relating to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska and broadband Internet 02 regulations." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 42.05.990(6) is amended to read: 05 (6) "public utility" or "utility" includes every corporation whether 06 public, cooperative, or otherwise, company, individual, or association of individuals, 07 their lessees, trustees, or receivers appointed by a court, that owns, operates, manages, 08 or controls any plant, pipeline, or system for 09 (A) furnishing, by generation, transmission, or distribution, 10 electrical service to the public for compensation; 11 (B) furnishing telecommunications service, including 12 broadband Internet access, to the public for compensation; 13 (C) furnishing water, steam, or sewer service to the public for 14 compensation;
01 (D) furnishing by transmission or distribution of natural or 02 manufactured gas to the public for compensation; 03 (E) furnishing for distribution or by distribution petroleum or 04 petroleum products to the public for compensation when the consumer has no 05 alternative in the choice of supplier of a comparable product and service at an 06 equal or lesser price; 07 (F) furnishing collection and disposal service of garbage, 08 refuse, trash, or other waste material to the public for compensation; 09 (G) furnishing the service of natural gas storage to the public 10 for compensation; 11 (H) furnishing the service of liquefied natural gas storage to the 12 public for compensation; 13 * Sec. 2. AS 42.05.990 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read: 14 (14) "broadband Internet access" means high-speed Internet access that 15 is always on and that is faster than traditional dial-up access.