PUC Declares DAS Owners as Public Utilities, Requires Them to Register

In accordance with a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has declared distributed antenna system (DAS) network owners as telecommunication public utilities. The notice requires all DAS owners and operators not currently operating under the jurisdiction of the PUC to apply for a certificate of public convenience immediately. The notice reminds DAS network owners that they have obligations as public utilities, including to report gross intrastate revenues, pay fiscal assessments, and comply with all reporting requirements for all other telecommunications utilities. Click here for more information.