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  392.201.  Electronic publishing limitations — adoption of provisions — public service commission to administer — exception. — 1.  Prior to February 7, 2000, no incumbent local exchange telecommunications company may engage in the provision of electronic publishing services, on an intrastate basis, which services are disseminated by means of such telecommunications company's or any of its affiliates' telecommunications services; except that nothing in this section shall prohibit a separated affiliate or electronic publishing joint venture operated in accordance with this section from engaging in the provision of intrastate electronic publishing services.

  2.  The state of Missouri hereby adopts and incorporates in total the electronic publishing provisions of Section 274 of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 for the purpose of governing the provision of electronic publishing services on an intrastate basis; provided that said provisions shall be fully applicable to and binding on all incumbent local exchange telecommunications companies operating in the state of Missouri until February 7, 2000.

  3.  The public service commission is hereby granted all primary and concurrent jurisdiction and powers necessary and proper to administer the provisions of this section consistent with the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, as incorporated herein, and otherwise consistent with the public service commission law.

  4.  Other provisions of law to the contrary notwithstanding, the provisions of this section shall not be construed to affect or prohibit incumbent local exchange telecommunications companies from providing international networking (internet) services, electronic bulletin board and related services which are offered primarily as a community or public service.


(L. 1996 S.B. 507)

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