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Utilities Law Lawyers In Hillsborough New Hampshire

Hillsborough, frequently spelled Hillsboro, is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 4,928 at the 2000 census. It includes Hillsborough Center; Hillsborough Upper Village; Hillsborough Lower Village; Emerald Lake Village; and the primary settlement in town, known either as "Bridge Village" or simply "Hillsborough". The town is home to Fox State Forest and part of Low State Forest. The Hillsborough CDP is a census-designated place that roughly encompasses the central urban area of the town, located at the junction of U.S. Route 202 and New Hampshire Routes 9 and 149. Over 37% of the town's population resides in the CDP.

What is utilities law?

Public utilities provide electric, gas, water or telephone service to customers in a specified area. Utilities have a duty to provide safe and adequate service on reasonable terms to anyone who lives within the service area on without discriminating between customers. Because most utilities operate in near monopolistic conditions, they can be heavily regulated by local, state, and federal authorities. Generally, the local and state agencies are called Public Service Commissions (PSC) or Public Utility Commissions (PUC). Municipal Utilities and Rural Electric Cooperatives may be unregulated though.