A new Rhode Island law (effective June 24, 2013) prohibits the PUC from regulating wireless services. Wireless service providers will still be required to collect and remit E911 and TRS fees and pay public service corporation taxes. They will also be subject to general consumer protection and unfair or deceptive trade practices statutes and regulations.
The new law removes wireless service from the jurisdiction of both the Public Utilities Commission and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers.
FYI – In Rhode Island, wireless service is defined as communications services provided over spectrum licensed by or subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission.
Don’t forget that TMI’s Regulatory Consulting Services can help you identify how this new law may impact your wireless company.