Gov't Code Section 2170.058
Use of System by Certain Students
(a)An institution of higher education under Section 61.003 (Definitions), Education Code, that is authorized to use the system of telecommunications services established under this chapter may allow students of the institution who reside in housing for which the institution provides telephone service to use the system of telecommunications services. An institution shall recover from a student who chooses to use the system the full pro rata cost attributable to that student’s use, including costs identifiable for interconnection to and use of the local publicly switched network.
(b)The department shall adopt rules that govern student access to the system, including:
(1)times of access to the system; and
(2)the full recovery of actual costs from each student who uses the system.
(c)In consideration of the duties and responsibilities given the department under this chapter, it is the policy of this state that a state agency or unit of state government may not provide telecommunications products or services to the general public in competition with private enterprise unless there is a finding that providing the products or services is in the public interest. This subsection does not prohibit students who reside in housing for which institutions of higher education provide telephone service from using service provided under this section.
Section 2170.058 — Use of System by Certain Students,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.2170.htm#2170.058 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).