A reliable network is essential for dependable access to 9-1-1 emergency services, especially older Ohioans who live in the rural area of the state. Both older persons and rural communities are far less likely to have a Broadband option. Currently, 75% of persons aged 65 and over continue to live in homes with landlines.
House of Representatives is currently considering legislation that would harm
the state’s most vulnerable citizens, those Ohioans age 65 and over who depend
on landlines for basic phone service. There
will be a vote on this bill tomorrow June 20, so quick action is needed to tell
your state representative to vote no on Substitute House Bill 402.
House Bill 402 would:
that Ohio consumers retain access to affordable, reliable, high quality
telecommunications service. Please contact
your state representative and tell them to vote no on Sub. House Bill 402.
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Vote No on Ohio Sub. HB 402
Dear [Decision Maker],
Please continue to protect the interests of Ohio consumers by retaining affordable and high quality phone service to Ohio's most vulnerable population.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]