1. Applicability of chapter 25. All persons engaged in the business of the transmission of communications or electricity are subject to the duties, restrictions and liabilities prescribed in this chapter.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
2. Applicability of section 2503. Except as otherwise provided, a person may not construct facilities upon and along highways and public roads without applying for and obtaining a written location permit from the applicable licensing authority under section 2503. Included within this requirement is every person operating telephones or transmitting television signals by wire; every person that owns, controls, operates or manages any pipeline within or through this State for the transportation as a common carrier for hire of oil, gas, gasoline, petroleum or any other liquids or gases; every water utility and every person making, generating, selling, distributing and supplying gas or electricity; every water utility or sewer company, district or system privately or municipally owned; every municipally owned or operated fire alarm, police alarm or street lighting circuit or system; every cooperative organized under chapter 35; the University of Maine System, for purposes described in section 2301-A; every dark fiber provider; every unlit fiber provider as defined in section 711, subsection 7, paragraph E; every telecommunications service provider as defined in section 711, subsection 7, paragraph C; every information service provider as defined in section 711, subsection 7, paragraph A; and any other person engaged in telecommunications or the transmission of heat or electricity.
[ 2017, c. 199, §3 (AMD) .]
1987, c. 141, §A6 (NEW). 1995, c. 225, §9 (AMD). 2007, c. 268, §2 (AMD). 2009, c. 612, §8 (AMD). 2017, c. 199, §3 (AMD).