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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-1714



Petition of Alleghenies Broadband, Inc. for a Declaratory Order that it is Not a Political Subdivision, or an Entity Established by a Political Subdivision, and Therefore is Not Subject to the Provisions of 66 Pa.C.S. § 3014(h); Doc. No. P-2020-3022749

[50 Pa.B. 6970]
[Saturday, December 5, 2020]

 On November 5, 2020, Alleghenies Broadband, Inc. (ABI) filed with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission) a Petition for a Declaratory Order that it is not a political subdivision, or an entity established by a political subdivision, and therefore is not subject to the provisions of 66 Pa.C.S. § 3014(h). See Docket No. P-2020-3022749. ABI is a nonprofit corporation formed by a nonprofit planning and development commission to promote and develop the deployment of broadband infrastructure in the Southern Alleghenies region of this Commonwealth. ABI seeks assurance that its provision of broadband services, for which it will apply for a Certificate of Public Convenience as a competitive access provider, is not subject to the requirements of 66 Pa.C.S. § 3014(h) because the company is not a political subdivision or an entity created by a political subdivision.

 Interested persons may file an answer to ABI's request for a declaratory order within 20 calendar days of the publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The answer must reference Docket No. P-2020-3022749 and should be eFiled through the Commission's eFiling System per the Commission's Emergency Order dated March 20, 2020, at Docket No. M-2020-3019262. Answers containing any confidential information should be e-mailed to Commission Secretary Rosemary Chiavetta at Individuals may set up a free eFiling account with the Commission at

 The contact person for this matter is Scott Thomas, Assistant Counsel, Law Bureau, (717) 783-2812. An elec-tronic copy of any filing should also be sent to him at


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-1714. Filed for public inspection December 4, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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