Maryland's Public Service Commission might expedite its review of calling areas proposed by Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. because one proposal -- to expand calling in the Solomon's Island area -- requires federal approvals.
At yesterday's conference to establish a schedule for C&P's rate reduction case, Chairman Frank Heintz said the commission "may want to consider" quickly the part involving expanded calling areas. In its recently filed proposal, C&P said it wants to expand the calling areas for several communities in rural Maryland.
Among those communities are Solomon's Island and Lexington Park. Though close to each other, they are in different worlds as far as the phone company is concerned because they are in different "local access and transport areas," or "LATAs."