Consumer Session Scheduled for Proposed 40-Percent Rate Increase

By: Millie Warren Email
By: Millie Warren Email

OROVADA, NV - A consumer session is scheduled in regards to Humboldt Telephone Co.'s Rate Application that proposes to increase its basic monthly residential rate by 40 percent, according to the Public Utitlities Commission of Nevada (PUCN).

PUCN scheduled the consumer session for the public's comments on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Orovada Community Center on 65 Rock Creek Road, according to PUCN.

Humboldt Telephone Co.'s rate would remain at $20 for businesses, but would increase customers in rural areas of Humboldt and Elko from $10 to $14, according to PUCN.

Humboldt Telephone Co. is also seeking $185,918 from the Nevada Universal Service Fund. to help maintain rates at reasonably comparable levels to urban rates, according to PUCN.

During the meeting, public comment will be limited to the contents of the rate application, according to PUCN.

Humboldt Telephone Co. and PUCN representatives will be available to hear comments and answer questions.

For information about Humboldt Telephone Co.'s application, visit PUCN's website. From the top navigational bar on the home page, select Dockets, followed by All Dockets. Scroll to docket number 13-04036 and click View, according to PUCN.

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