(220 ILCS 5/13-518)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2020)
Optional service packages.
(a) It is the intent of this Section to provide unlimited local service
packages at prices that will result in savings for the average consumer.
Each telecommunications carrier that provides
competitive and noncompetitive services, and that is subject to an alternative
regulation plan pursuant to Section 13-506.1 of this Article, shall provide, in
addition to such other services as it offers, the following optional packages
of services for a fixed monthly rate, which, along with the terms and
conditions thereof, the Commission shall review, pursuant to Article IX of this
Act, to determine whether such rates, terms, and conditions are fair, just, and
(1) A budget package, which shall consist of
residential access service and unlimited local calls.
(2) A flat rate package, which shall consist of
residential access service, unlimited local calls, and the customer's choice of 2 vertical services as defined in this Section.
(3) An enhanced flat rate package, which shall
consist of residential access service for 2 lines, unlimited local calls, the customer's choice of 2 vertical services as defined in this Section, and unlimited local toll service.
(b) Nothing in this Section or this Act shall be construed to prohibit any
telecommunications carrier subject to this Section from charging customers who
elect to take one of the groups of services offered pursuant to this Section,
any applicable surcharges, fees, and taxes.
(c) The term "vertical services", when used in this Section, includes,
but is not necessarily limited to, call waiting, call forwarding, 3-way
calling, caller ID, call tracing, automatic callback, repeat dialing, and
(d) The service packages described in this Section shall be defined as
(Source: P.A. 100-20, eff. 7-1-17.)