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(220 ILCS 5/13-508.1)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 13-508.1)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2026)
Separate subsidiary requirement for certain electronic
A telecommunications carrier
that offers or provides both competitive and noncompetitive services shall
not provide (1) electronically published news, feature, or entertainment
material of the type generally published in newspapers, or (2) electronic
advertising services, except through a fully separated subsidiary;
provided, however, that a telecommunications carrier shall be allowed to
resell, without editing the content, news, feature, or entertainment
material of the type generally published in newspapers that it purchases
from an unaffiliated entity or from a separate subsidiary to the extent the
separate subsidiary makes that material available to all other persons
under the same rates, terms, and conditions. Nothing in this Section shall
prohibit a telecommunications carrier from electronic advertising of its
own regulated services or from providing tariffed telecommunications
services to a separate subsidiary or an unaffiliated entity that provides
electronically published news, feature, or entertainment material or
electronic advertising services.
(Source: P.A. 100-20, eff. 7-1-17