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Thursday
Feb152018

Ohio House Telecom Dereg Bill 402

Next week a Telecom Deregulation Bill HB 402 (Revise telephone regulations) will likely be voted out of the Public Utilities Committee, and possibly voted on, at the Feb 28th full session.

This Bill will:

1) Remove service commitments on Basic Local Exchange Service (BLES).

2) Allow increases on these BLES lines, different than past rules of a $1.25 year max.

3) Includes language to make it harder to qualify for Lifeline service.

4) Removes PUCO approval for Mergers and Acquisitions of Telecoms.

 All 4 hurt our members’ employment security and Ohio consumers.

 Please ask:  Why telecom companies are getting deregulation relief freebies without promising to increase infrastructure build-out or to keep Ohio jobs?

Please call your Ohio House Rep and asked they vote NO on HB402.  

Go here to learn who your Rep is: http://www.ohiohouse.gov/

The main # at Statehouse is:  1-800-282-0253

Click here to see who members of the Public Utilities Committee are, this should be your first call: http://www.ohiohouse.gov/commi ttee/public-utilities

Please Call all PUCO Members, and ask them to vote NO on HB402 

VOTE NO ON HB 402!

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