Every telephone company organized before May 23, 1985, under special or general law, for the transaction of a telephone exchange business, in whole or in part, is limited in its operation, so far as pertains to the telephone exchange business, to the limits of the town or towns in which the plant and structures of such company, association or corporation actually existed and were in operation, in whole or in part, on such date, except upon a finding that public convenience and necessity require an extension of such limits as hereinafter provided.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16-248
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Plant: includes all real estate, buildings, tracks, pipes, mains, poles, wires and other fixed or stationary construction and equipment, wherever located, used in the conduct of the business of the company. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
- Telephone company: means a telecommunications company that provides one or more noncompetitive or emerging competitive services, as defined in section 16-247a. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1