The New Hampshire PUC has proposed new telecommunications rules. A new category of telephone utility – Excepted Local Exchange Carrier (ELEC) – will be established. A new term – Voice Service Provider (VSP) – will refer to all telephone public utilities. Proposed rules address registration and reporting; tariffs and rate schedules; and customer relations. VSPs will have to provide essential telecommunications service to their customers and ILECs will be required to provide basic service. If you need assistance evaluating the impact of these rules, TMI can help you.