Long distance charges between Carbon and Emery County may soon be a thing of the past if the Utah Public Service CommissionВ approves an Extended Area Service (EAS) petition submitted by Emery Telcom. One benchmark in the process was reached last week when surveys of Carbon and Emery County Residents revealed that they supported the elimination.
Preliminary results of the surveys conducted on Jan. 31, of 259 Carbon residents and 249 Emery residents revealed that the EAS is supported by a 71 percent majority in Carbon County, and an 82 percent majority in Emery County. These results were reported to the Utah Division of public Utilities, Office of Consumer Protection, Emery Telcom, and Carbon/Emery Telcom for review and accuracy checks. Once the parties have finished their review, the results will finally be submitted to the Public Service Commission for additional discovery and possible approval.