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Rules and Laws Relating to Municipal ROW Management

Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 283:
Chapter 283 (sometimes called HB 1777) was enacted by the 76th Legislature as a mechanism to increase competition in the telecommunications industry by establishing a uniform method for certified telecommunications providers (CTPs) to compensate municipalities for the use of public rights-of-way. The provisions of this statute went into effect on September 1, 1999.

PUC Substantive Rules:
Chapter 26, Subchapter R, contains the Commission's Provisions Relating To Municipal Regulation and Rights-Of-Way Management.