House bill would likely prevent telecom wired service expansion
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Mar 26, 2014 | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The Kentucky House of Representatives is considering a telecommunications bill that would reduce telecoms’ responsibilities to expand wired services.

Senate Bill 99, or the Kentucky Technology Infrastructure Act, which passed 34 – 4 in the Kentucky State Senate in January, was moved to the House floor on Monday. Sim Davenport of AT&T said the bill is crucial in improving broadband access in rural areas of the state, including Trigg County.

“It’s a bill that is very important to the state of Kentucky, and especially to our rural areas,” said Davenport. “What this bill will do is update our state telecommunications laws. Many of these laws were put in place decades ago, when there was one company, AT&T, and we had one service, telephone service.”

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