State Senator Paul Hornback

Politics
5:04 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Senate Passes Phone Deregulation Bill With Many Rural Lawmakers Opposed

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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.

Nicknamed the AT&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.

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