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Telephone Utilities Authorized to Operate in New Hampshire

August 13, 2018

Under New Hampshire law, any company or other non-municipal entity that “owns, operates, or manages” equipment for the “conveyance of telephone messages… for the public” is a telephone utility, and must be authorized by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to operate, with three notable limitations:

  • Providers of cellular (CMRS) phone service are not public utilities. (See NH RSA 362:6);
  • Providers of telecommunications services exclusively using Internet Protocol (VoIP or IP-enabled), including cable television providers offering local phone service, are not public utilities. (See NH RSA 362:7); and
  • Providers of exclusively wholesale telephone service to other telecommunications carriers companies, are not public utilities. (See NH RSA 362:2).

Companies that are not considered telephone utilities do not need, and cannot be granted, authorization by the PUC.

Companies that are listed below as ILEC (which stands for “Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier”) under “Local Service” must offer a limited-feature “basic service” telephone plan, with rates limited under state law until 2020. The ILEC companies are not required to file retail tariffs with the Commission.

The companies listed below are currently authorized to provide utility telephone service in New Hampshire.

*As of June 2015, all eleven ILEC’s in New Hampshire are registered as Excepted Local Exchange Carriers (see RSA 362:8).  As a result, they do not maintain tariffs for retail telephone service with the Commission.  Each ILEC must offer basic telephone service throughout its territory.


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CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
365 Wireless, LLC Yes - -
800 Response Information Services LLC - Yes -
Access One, Inc. - Yes -
Access Point, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Long Distance Yes Yes -
AccessLine Communications Corporation - Yes -
ACN Communications Services, Inc. Yes Yes -
Airespring, Inc. Yes Yes -
Alliance Global Networks, LLC Yes - -
AT&T Corp. d/b/a ACC Business; AT&T Business Solutions Yes Yes -
Axiom Telecom LLC - - Yes
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
BayRing Communications, Inc. d/b/a FirstLight Fiber Yes Yes -
BCM One, Inc. - - -
BCN Telecom, Inc. Yes Yes -
Birch Communications of the Northeast, Inc. Yes Yes -
Bretton Woods Telephone Co. ILEC Yes Yes
Broadview Networks, Inc. Yes Yes -
Broadwing Communications, LLC - Yes -
BullsEye Telecom, Inc. Yes Yes -
Business Network Long Distance, Inc. - Yes -
Business Telecom, LLC d/b/a EarthLink Business - Yes -
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
CallCatchers, Inc. - - -
Cause Based Commerce Incorporated d/b/a The Sienna Group - Yes -
CBTS Technology Solutions LLC Yes Yes -
CenturyLink Communications, LLC d/b/a Embarq Communications, Qwest Communications - Yes -
Choice One of New Hampshire, Inc. d/b/a EarthLink Business Yes Yes -
Churchill Public Communications - - Yes
Commonwealth Telephone Co. - - Yes
Communications Network Billing, Inc. - Yes -
Communications Venture Corporation d/b/a INdigital Yes Yes -
ComTech21, LLC Yes Yes -
Consolidated Communications d/b/a Consolidated Communications Long Distance - Yes -
Consumer Telcom, Inc. - Yes -
Conversent Communications of New Hampshire, LLC d/b/a EarthLink Business Yes Yes -
CRC Communications LLC Yes Yes -
Crexendo Business Solutions, Inc. Yes Yes -
CTC Communications Corp. d/b/a EarthLink Business Yes Yes -
Custom Teleconnect, Inc. - Yes -
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
DCT Telecom Group Inc. Yes Yes -
dishNET Wireline LLC Yes Yes -
Dixville Telephone Co. ILEC Yes Yes
DSCI, LLC Yes - -
DSI-ITI, LLC - Yes Yes
Dunbarton Telephone Co. ILEC Yes Yes
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
Easton Telecom Services, LLC - Yes -
Enhanced Communications of Northern New England, Inc. d/b/a Consolidated Communications Long Distance Yes Yes -
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
First Choice Technology, Inc. - Yes -
First Communications, LLC d/b/a First Communications of Ohio - Yes -
France Telecom Corporate Solutions LLC Yes Yes -
Frontier Communications of America, Inc. - Yes -
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
Global Crossing Local Services, Inc. - - -
Global Crossing Telecommunications, Inc. - Yes -
Global Tel*Link Corporation - Yes Yes
Granite State Long Distance, Inc. - Yes -
Granite State Telephone ILEC - Yes
Granite Telecommunications LLC Yes Yes -
Grasshopper Group, LLC - Yes -
Great America Networks, Inc. Yes Yes -
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
Hardee Communications - - Yes
Hollis Telephone Company ILEC - -
IDT America, Corp. Yes Yes -
inContact, Inc. d/b/a UCN, Inc. Yes Yes -
Inmate Calling Solutions, LLC d/b/a ICSolutions - Yes Yes
Integrated Services, Inc. d/b/a Integrated Services of Nevada - Yes -
Intellicall Operator Services, Inc. - Yes -
International Telcom Ltd. - Yes -
IPC Network Services, Inc. - Yes -
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
Jaroth, Inc. d/b/a Pacific Telemanagement Services - - Yes
Kearsarge Telephone Company ILEC - -
LCR Telecommunications LLC - Yes -
Legacy Long Distance International, Inc. - Yes -
Level 3 Communications, LLC Yes Yes -
Level 3 Telecom Data Services, LLC Yes Yes -
Lightship Telecom, LLC d/b/a EarthLink Business Yes Yes -
Local Access LLC Yes Yes -
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
Magna5 LLC Yes Yes -
Matrix Telecom, Inc. d/b/a Matrix Business Technologies, Trinsic Comm, Vartec Telecom, Excel Telecomm Yes Yes -
MCI Communications Services, Inc. d/b/a Verizon Business Services - Yes -
MCI Metro Access Transmission Services Yes - -
Merrimack County Telephone Company ILEC Yes -
Metropolitan Telecommunications of New Hampshire, Inc. d/b/a MetTel Yes Yes -
Mitel Cloud Services, Inc. Yes Yes -
Multiline Long Distance, Inc. - Yes -
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
National Mobile Communications Corp. d/b/a FirstLight Fiber Yes Yes -
Nationwide Long Distance Service, Inc. - Yes -
Net One International, Inc. - Yes -
Netwolves Networks Service, LLC - Yes -
Network Communications International Corp. d/b/a NCIC Inmate Communications - Yes -
Network Service Billing, Inc. - Yes -
New Horizons Communications Corp. Yes Yes -
NobelTel, LLC - Yes -
Northern New England Telephone Operations LLC d/b/a Consolidated Communications - NNE ILEC - -
Northland Telephone Company of Maine, Inc. d/b/a Consolidated Communications/Northland ILEC - -
NOS Communications, Inc. Yes Yes -
NOSVA Limited Partnership - Yes -
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
Onepath Systems LLC Yes - -
Operator Service Company, LLC - Yes -
OPEX Communications, Inc. - Yes -
PAETEC Communications, Inc. Yes Yes -
Pay Tel Communications, Inc. - Yes Yes
Peerless Networks of New Hampshire, LLC Yes Yes -
PNG Telecommunications, Inc. d/b/a PowerNet Communications, CrossConnect & Thr!ve Yes Yes -
Public Communications Services, Inc. - Yes -
QuantumShift Communications, Inc. d/b/a vCom Solutions Yes - -
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
Reduced Rate Long Distance, LLC - Yes -
SBC Long Distance, LLC - Yes -
SecureSysCom, Inc Yes - -
Securus Technologies, Inc. - Yes Yes
segTEL, Inc. d/b/a FirstLight Fiber Yes Yes -
SNET America, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Long Distance East - Yes -
Spectrotel of New England, LLC Yes Yes -
Sprint Communications Company, L.P. Yes Yes -
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
Talk America Services, LLC - - -
Talk America, Inc. - Yes -
TDS Long Distance Corporation - Yes -
TDS Metrocom, LLC d/b/a TDS Telecom Yes Yes -
Telco Experts, LLC Yes Yes -
Telecom Management, Inc. d/b/a Pioneer Telephone Yes Yes -
Teleport Communications America, LLC d/b/a TCG New Jersey Yes Yes -
Teletrust Inc. - - Yes
Telmex USA, LLC - Yes -
Telrite Corporation - Yes -
Time Clock Solutions, LLC - Yes -
Topsham Communications, LLC Yes Yes -
Total Holdings, Inc. - Yes -
TouchTone Communications, Inc. - Yes -
Transbeam, Inc. Yes Yes -
TVC Albany, Inc. d/b/a FirstLight Fiber Yes Yes -
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
UI Long Distance, Inc. d/b/a Consolidated Communications Long Distance/UI - Yes -
Union Telephone Company d/b/a TDS Telecom ILEC - Yes
US South Communications, Inc. - Yes -
US Telecom Long Distance, Inc. - Yes -
Value-Added Communications, Inc. - Yes -
Velocity The Greatest Phone Company Ever, Inc. Yes Yes -
Verizon Long Distance LLC - Yes -
Verizon Select Services, Inc. Yes Yes -
Voicecom Telecommunications LLC - Yes -
CompanyReturn to TOP Local Service? Long Distance? Pay Phones?
Wholesale Carrier Services, Inc. Yes Yes -
Wide Voice, LLC Yes Yes -
WilTel Communications, LLC - Yes -
Wilton Telephone Company d/b/a TDS Telecom ILEC - -
WiMacTel, Inc. Yes Yes -
Working Assets Funding Services, Inc. - Yes -
World Surfer, Inc. d/b/a World Surfer Long Distance - Yes -
X2Comm. Inc. d/b/a DC Communications - Yes -
XO Communications Services, LLC Yes Yes

 

 

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