Don't Hang Up on Connecticut. Oppose SB 330, Landline Telephone Deregulation!

 

Legislators are deliberating Senate Bill 330 that will deregulate landline telephone services in Connecticut.

 

The bill will eliminate oversight of the rates for basic telephone and quality of voice service currently provided by the phone company.

 

It would also enable Frontier to walk away from its voice service in the less profitable areas of the state by failing to maintain service quality standards, disproportionately affecting older, low income and rural residents.  There are 369,000 residential landlines in Connecticut that Frontier primarily continues to serve. Not everyone can access or afford the alternatives to this landline phone service.

Contact

*Required fields
1.  


 

Your phone number is required for your letter to be automatically delivered.

 

By taking action you will join AARP's online network and will receive urgent news and action alerts about the issues that matter the most to older Americans, as well as information about AARP activities, events, and member benefits.

Message

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to you to express my opposition to Senate Bill 330, An Act Concerning the Regulation of Voice Service Providers, that recently passed the State Senate. This bill would harm consumers unnecessarily, particularly older, low income and rural constituents.

SB 330 eliminates regulatory oversight of the rates for basic telephone and quality of voice service provided by the phone company. If you deregulate traditional landline telephone service, the phone company (Frontier) could stop maintaining the service of Connecticut's telephone network and put basic phone service out of reach for older, low income and rural residents.

This bill would enable Frontier to take away resources used to maintain Connecticut's phone network and use them for out of state services by failing to maintain our service quality standards.






The most recent FCC data shows that there are 369,000 residential landlines in Connecticut that Frontier primarily continues to serve. Not everyone can access or afford the alternatives to this landline phone service. I urge you to oppose legislation that would deregulate landline telephone service which is essential to health and safety.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]