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Utility Companies

The 1914 Alaska Railroad Act of Congress established the railroad right of way for rail, telegraph and telephone. The Railroad has refused to recognize that the right of way was also established by Congress for utilities. In many areas along the railbelt, telephone, electric, and gas line utilities have no way to advance their critically needed services into communities other than to access the railroads right of way. The railroad acts as its own rate setting agency and charges outrageous user fees to the utility companies which drive up costs to all ratepayers along the Railbelt.