March 19, 2014
The bill preemptively deregulates internet based voice service. Industry and consumer advocates agree that we’re moving toward a day when all voice service will be internet based (e.g. Comcast’s Xfinity), which is why we believe oversight is needed. If you have overcharges, unreliable service or outrageous costs, there are often no alternatives in rural or even many suburban communities - and thanks to this bill the Public Utilities Commission will not be able to help you.