Deregulation of Telephone & Cable Services Passes in Assembly
February 18, 2011 1 Comment
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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