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Telephone network transition
Telephone network transition

The telecommunications industry is rapidly changing across America. In an effort to transition Ohio’s telecommunications industry to new and advanced technologies, the network transition law, House Bill 64, requires the PUCO to establish a collaborative process to address the Internet-protocol transition.

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614 area code overlay
614 area code overlay

To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new 380 area code will be added to the area served by 614. This is known as an area code overlay. Get ready to change the way you dial your local calls.

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Electric power outages: A PUCO guide to being prepared
Electric power outages: A PUCO guide to being prepared

While the electric distribution system in Ohio is typically safe and reliable, service interruptions can result from weather conditions such as thunderstorms, high winds, or snow storms. The PUCO has some suggestions and answers to frequently asked questions if weather events should occur and cause a service interruption.

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Damage prevention

Enforcement of Ohio's underground protection laws begins Jan. 1, 2016. Commercial excavators, utility operators, designers and developers who fail to follow safe digging practices may be subject to penalties and fines.

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September 2, 2015
PUCO issues Winter Reconnect Order for 2015–2016

The PUCO issues its the Winter Reconnect Order to help Ohioans reconnect or maintain electric and natural gas service during the winter heating season between Oct. 19, 2015 and April 15, 2016. Any customer of a PUCO regulated electric or natural gas utility may take advantage of the order. Last winter heating season, more than 270,000 Ohio utility customers utilized the PUCO’s Winter Reconnect Order.

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