RUS Amends Standards for Timber Products

The Rural Utilities Service has issued a final rule to amend its regulations for Electric and Telecommunications Standards affecting the following:

  • Specifications for Materials and Equipment and Construction
  • Specification for Wood Poles, Stubs, and Anchor Logs
  • Specification for Wood Crossarms,

Telephone Cooperative Directors: Legal Risks and Privacy Concerns

AHC attorney, David Cook, recently spoke to a group of directors of telephone cooperatives about legal risks and privacy concerns.  The telephone and telecommunication utilities hailed from several states to North Carolina for the conference.  The presentation covered topics …

Georgia Update: Automatic Renewals in Consumer Service Contracts

Georgia HB 1039 amends O.C.G.A. § 13-12-3 to provide additional protections for consumers who enter into service contracts containing lengthy automatic renewal provisions.   

Pre-Existing Requirement: For service contracts with an initial term of twelve months or longer and an automatic

Cooperatives May Qualify for Benefits Under CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT). The CARES Act provided an economic stimulus package of $349 billion dollars for Paycheck Protection Loans and modified the existing provisions …