State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT concerning telecommunications.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Public Utilities Act is amended by adding
 5    Section 13-305 as follows:

 6        (220 ILCS 5/13-305 new)
 7        Sec. 13-305.  Infrastructure reports.
 8        (a)  A  telecommunications  carrier  that  provides  both
 9    competitive  and  noncompetitive services must file a network
10    infrastructure report  with the Commission no later than  the
11    15th  day  of  each  month.  The report must contain detailed
12    information sufficient to enable the Commission to  determine
13    if  the  carrier  is engaged in redlining in the provision of
14    services, particularly focusing on the provision of  advanced
15    telecommunications   services.   The   report   must  contain
16    information, detailed by exchange, on investments,  upgrades,
17    outages,  services  provided,  and  any other matter that the
18    Commission deems relevant.
19        (b)  The  Commission  must  perform  an  annual   network
20    infrastructure   audit  of  all  telecommunications  carriers
21    providing both competitive and noncompetitive  services.  The
22    Commission  shall  report its network infrastructure findings
23    to the General Assembly by  January  15  of  each  year.  The
24    Commission's   annual  network  infrastructure  report  shall
25    include any findings  of  redlining  and  shall  compare  the
26    investments  in and quality of the networks owned by carriers
27    providing both competitive  and  noncompetitive  services  in
28    Illinois to those in other States.

29        Section  99.  Effective  date. This Act takes effect upon
30    becoming law.

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