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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities and Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 413. Rules Governing Disconnection of Local Exchange Telephone Service
9/24/2020

20VAC5-413-25. Customer Notice of Disconnection.

A. A LEC shall provide a customer written notice by mail, or may use e-mail notice if the customer elects to be billed electronically, of the potential disconnection of basic telephone service or a basic bundle. Notice shall be sent separate from the customer's bill, and must be mailed at least 10 days prior to the planned disconnection date stated on the notice.

B. A LEC may be permitted to provide the notice required in subsection A in a different format or vehicle if a request with supporting rationale is submitted to and approved by the Division of Communications.

C. The notice shall clearly identify the amount that must be paid to prevent disconnection of the customer's basic telephone service or a basic bundle. That amount may or may not be the total outstanding amount owed to the LEC. The notice shall also include the date by which the payment must be received by the LEC to avoid disconnection.

D. The notice shall include the toll-free number of the LEC for customer inquiries about the notice or to make payment arrangements.

Statutory Authority

§ 12.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 23, Issue 03, eff. December 1, 2006.

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