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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.