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