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(820 ILCS 130/2.1)
(a) For purposes of this Act, to the extent permitted by and consistent with federal law, "public utility" has the meaning given that term in Section 3-105 of the Public Utilities Act.
(b) For purposes of this Act, "public utility" also includes:
(1) telecommunications carriers, as defined in
Section 13-202 of the Public Utilities Act, but not including incumbent local exchange carriers that serve fewer than 20,000 access lines;
(2) providers of cable service or video service, as
defined in Section 21-201 of the Public Utilities Act;
(3) providers of wireless services, including, but
not limited to, private radio service, public mobile service, or commercial mobile service within the meaning of Section 332 of the federal Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 332);
(4) interconnected voice over Internet protocol
providers as defined in Section 13-235 of the Public Utilities Act;
(5) providers of broadband service, as defined in
Section 21-201 of the Public Utilities Act; and
(6) persons or entities engaged in the installation,
repair, or maintenance of fiber optic cable that is or will be used by persons described in paragraphs (1) through (5) of this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 102-9, eff. 1-1-22