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Consumers May Be Paying More Than They Should For Electricity

Consumers could be losing money because they are not using the Public Utility Commission’s Pennsylvania Power Switch website to search for cheaper suppliers of electricity.

05/06/2015

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Regulators OK ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules For Internet Providers

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the “public interest” when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.

02/26/2015

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PUC Gives Uber 2-Year Pa. License, Except Philly

The state Public Utility Commission has given ride-sharing service Uber a two-year experimental license to operate anywhere in the state except Philadelphia, where it has been operating despite a local ban.

01/30/2015

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PUC Wants To Subpoena Uber CEO For Cease-And-Desist Stats

Public Utility Commission investigators want to subpoena Uber CEO Travis Kalanick so he can appear at a Feb. 18 meeting in Pittsburgh.

01/14/2015

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Households Without Heat For The Winter On Rise In Pa.

Pennsylvania’s utility regulators say that a survey shows that the number of households entering winter without heat-related utility service has almost doubled since 2003.

12/29/2014

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Network Plans To Bring Shale Power To East Coast

PPL Corp. said Thursday it wants to spend billions of dollars to build a 725-mile system of electric transmission lines that will bring energy from the booming Marcellus Shale natural gas fields to customers on the heavily populated Eastern Seaboard.

07/31/2014

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PUC Sets Uber, Lyft Hearings For Next Month

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has set separate two-day hearings next month to consider permanent licenses for ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft.

07/28/2014

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Rally Calls For Ride-Sharing Programs To Be Granted Licenses

With plenty of riders, drivers and elected officials present, and even a baby sporting that pink moustache, local officials asked the Public Utility Commission to grant an emergency temporary license to allow Uber and Lyft to operate pending final approval of their permanent license.

07/10/2014

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PUC Tries To Halt Operations Of Uber & Lyft

Cameras were not allowed in, but an administrative hearing was held in Pittsburgh on Thursday that could shut down the operations of two popular rideshare companies — Uber and Lyft.

06/26/2014

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Pa. Regulators Targeting Ride-Share Companies

Regulators want two ride-sharing companies to stop doing business in Pennsylvania.

06/16/2014

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Taxi Service In Pittsburgh May Soon See Better Days

Drive anywhere around Pittsburgh and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a taxi — unless you pass a downtown hotel.

05/22/2014

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Electric Rates About To Go Up For Many Local Customers

What do you say we jump right to the bottom line? On June 1, 70 percent of West Penn Power customers and 47 percent of Duquesne Light customers are going to see their electric bills go up.

05/21/2014

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PUC Cites Local Drivers In Lyft’s Ride-Sharing Program

They’re hard to miss — cars with a pink mustache mounted on the front.

04/25/2014

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Columbia Gas Bills To Rise Despite Stable Gas Supplies

In television ads, Columbia Gas is telling customers about an upgrade in its natural gas pipelines across Pennsylvania.

04/02/2014

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Even Those On Fixed Rate Electricity Plans Find Themselves Hit With Higher Electricity Bills

For weeks, KDKA has been reporting stories of skyrocketing electricity bills.

03/25/2014

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