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Tagged: “telecom dereg”

OPLC Fights to Preserve Ohio Consumers’ Access to Landline Telephones

December 2012

This piece was written by OPLC Staff Attorney Joe Maskovyak. The legislature has adjourned for the 2011-12 term, and opponents of SB 271, including OPLC, can breathe a little easier knowing that SB 271 died a quiet death when this legislature adjourned for the final time.  The breathing will only be a little easier, since […]

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OPLC Urges Ohioans to Speak Out Against SB 271, Telephone Deregulation

April 2012

OPLC sent a letter to several Ohio newspapers last week urging them to speak out against SB 271, a bill that would deregulate telephone providers, releasing them from any obligation to provide landline phone service to all Ohioans.  This move could leave many Ohioans, especially in rural and impoverished areas, with NO reliable telephone service. […]

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