Deregulation of Telephone & Cable Services Passes in Assembly

By Desiree Taylor

Supporters of the Market Competition and Consumer Choice Act say the time is right to deregulate basic cable and landline phone service.  Assemblyman Joe Cryan, Verizon officials and other supporters say the marketplace will ensure that rates are competitive and quality service is maintained.  Opponents are concerned that consumer protections will cease.  Under the bill, telecommunication companies would no longer have to go before the Board of Public Utilities if they wanted to raise rates.

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One Response to Deregulation of Telephone & Cable Services Passes in Assembly

  1. Vinnie Frantantoni says:

    Here we go again! Remember the “Energy deregulation” bill that the “Gang of 120” passed, claiming the marketplace would control costs? Look at you utility bill and compare it with five years ago. DUMP all elected officials at every election. Remember, MOM told us to flush after each use.

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