House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1279, which became law in March 2006, resulted in significant changes in the regulation of communications services in Indiana. I.C. 8-1-2.6-4.1, which was part of HEA 1279, requires the IURC to “…identify and eliminate rules or policies concerning telecommunications service and telecommunications service providers if they are no longer necessary, in the public interest, or for the protection of consumers.”
Consistent with this requirement, the IURC has eliminated the Annual Report filing requirement for communications providers. The IURC determined that the annual collection of the majority of the information in the Annual Report is no longer necessary. Specific portions of the former Annual Report that are needed by the IURC will be collected as part of the Annual Communications Survey beginning with the survey due in April 2009.
You may obtain a copy of the Communications Survey on the IURC’s website at: