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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:18 PM
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Alabama deregulates landline telephone services.
Last Nov. Republicans became the majority on the State Public Service Commission.
Shortly thereafter:

"Alabama enacted a bill (SB 373) deregulating telephone services, despite some concerns that it would result in an increase in landline telephone rates. AT&T, Inc., the largest telephone company in the state, had been lobbying strongly for the new law. Under the new law, as of December 31, 2010, the Alabama Public Service Commission no longer has oversight over basic residential telephone service and business services with four or fewer landline phones. The bill generally puts traditional landline telephone services on the same regulatory footing as mobile and Voice-over-Internet-Protocol services. The Alabama Senate approved the bill 19-8 in April, and the House approved it 67-24. Governor Bob Riley (R.) subsequently signed the bill into law."

this month, our phone company, Frontier ( who, with AT&T is buying out Verizon) tells me in our bill that as of August 1
Frontier will publish new rates. What the rates are no one knows until they publish them.

I get DSL/landline from them. We need landline here, out in the rural areas.

Sigh. Being pecked to death by ducks, it seems.
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