telephone dregulation

11:05 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Bill To Deregulate AT&T Glides Through House

Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) in committee
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The Kentucky House passed a bill Tuesday evening that would free telephone companies of the requirement to offer basic phone service to many of Kentucky’s densely populated areas.

Since 2006, major telephone providers like AT&T have been required by the state’s Public Service Commission to offer basic service like unlimited local calling, operator assistance and 9-1-1. Now, carriers are asking to be freed of that regulation so they can invest in their wireless networks.

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2013 KY General Assembly
7:36 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Senate Committee Approves Telephone Deregulation

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Kentucky lawmakers are again considering a telephone deregulation bill that drew heavy opposition last year before it was withdrawn. The Senate Economic Development, Tourism and Labor Committee passed the bill Monday, sending it to the full Senate for consideration.

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