ATT bill http://wfpl.org en Senate Passes Phone Deregulation Bill With Many Rural Lawmakers Opposed http://wfpl.org/post/senate-passes-phone-deregulation-bill-many-rural-lawmakers-opposed <p></p><p>A bill that would end requirements on phone companies to provide landline services in parts of Kentucky where other options are available has cleared the state Senate.</p><p>Nicknamed the AT&amp;T bill because of the phone company's support, the legislation was largely opposed by rural lawmakers who argue that the bill would end landline service to their areas without proper alternatives.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:04:47 +0000 Kenny Colston 4010 at http://wfpl.org Senate Passes Phone Deregulation Bill With Many Rural Lawmakers Opposed Broadband Advocates Revive Bill That Removes Land Line Requirement http://wfpl.org/post/broadband-advocates-revive-bill-removes-land-line-requirement <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT — Advocates for more wireless and broadband options in Kentucky will once again push a bill reforming the state's telecommunications laws—specifically, removing language that requires old-school land-line service throughout the state.</span></p><p>Citizens for a Digital Future unveiled the legislation today, which is sponsored by state Sen. Paul&nbsp;Hornback, a Republican from Shelbyville.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:26:36 +0000 Kenny Colston 3813 at http://wfpl.org Broadband Advocates Revive Bill That Removes Land Line Requirement