Telephone and Telecommunications Companies
For information about companies authorized to do business in Georgia, search the PSC's telecommunications database by Company Name, Type of Certificate, Geographic Exchange Area, or Docket Number.
Deposits, Discounts, Disconnections, and Other Consumer Issues
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) and Equipment Distribution Program
Georgia Area Codes
- Map of Georgia Area Codes
- What you need to know about Area Codes
Click here to view the total number of Certificated Companies by Type.
Click here to search the PSC's telecommunications database by Company Name, Type of Certificate, Geographic Exchange Area, or Docket Number.
Georgia Power Company (GPC), an investor-owned electric utility, is fully regulated by the Commission. Currently GPC serves approximately 2.4 million customers in 155 of Georgiaâs 159 counties. The Commission has limited regulatory authority over the 41 electric membership corporations (EMCs) and 52 municipally-owned electric systems in the state. Absent federal action, the electric industry in Georgia will remain traditionally regulated in its present form.
Some retail competition has been present in Georgia since 1973 with the passage of the Georgia Territorial Electric Service Act. This Act enables customers with manufacturing or commercial loads of 900 kW or greater a one time choice in their electric supplier. It also provides eligible customers the opportunity to transfer from one electric supplier to another provided all parties agree. The Commission resolves territorial disputes and customer complaints involving customer choice and approves requests for transfer of retail electric service.
Depending upon their location, natural gas customers in Georgia can purchase gas from one of three types of providers-an investor-owned local distribution company, a natural gas marketer or a municipal gas system.
Liberty Utilities, Georgia's only local distribution company, is fully regulated by the Public Service Commission.
Atlanta Gas Light Company became a pipes-only gas company in 1998, when it elected to open its territory to competition pursuant to the Natural Gas Competition and Deregulation Act of 1997. Ten certified natural gas marketers now serve customers on AGLC's system. The prices charged by marketers are market-based, but rates for AGLC's distribution service are still regulated by the PSC.
In Georgia, 84 municipal gas systems provide natural gas to their residents. Prices for municipal gas service are not subject to PSC regulation.
"Smell Gas? Act Fast!"
The Georgia Public Service Commission starts a statewide natural gas safety and awareness campaign to spread the word on what actions to take if you smell gas. For information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones go to www.safegas.org.