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Ma Bell hates rural residents with Senate Bill 88
No more stand alone land line service - a lifeline for seniors in rural areas
Ma Bell hates rural residents with Senate Bill 88

Editor's Note: CN|2 reported that the measure "sailed" through the Committee despite concerns.

Senate Economic Development Committee to Hear SB 88 - AT&Ts Effort to End Right To Basic Local Phone Service, On Monday Afternoon, February 11

Senate Bill 88, written by AT&T, would end the right of Kentuckians to obtain stand-alone basic telephone service.

Senate Bill 88 would:

• weaken consumer protection, by eliminating the regulatory power of the Public Service Commission over the reliability of basic local service;

• allow AT&T, Windstream and Cincinnati Bell to substitute less reliable wireless voice service for highly reliable landline basic phone service;

• end the right to obtain stand-alone basic phone service; and

• lessen public safety by allowing basic landline service to be replaced by wireless service that may not support home alarm systems.

What are the details of the bill?...

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