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Link Harvest: MA Bill To Deregulate POTS (plain old telephone service)

MA Bill H. 2930 would effectively deregulate all telephone service (POTS) in MA.
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/BillHtml/123279?generalCourtId=11

Verizon Lobbyist explains what consumers would lose: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/bottom_line/2013/10/verizon-pushes-for-dereg-in-mass.html?page=all

I am told the bill received a favorable hearing, where legislators noted that they have heard no objection from anyone.

Stop the Cap Does a Good Analysis: http://stopthecap.com/2013/10/09/verizon-pushing-deregulation-bill-through-mass-legislature-ends-universal-service-oversight/

What people in MA have to look forward to: dramatic price increases in CA after deregulation.
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jan/27/business/la-fi-lazarus27-2010jan27

NYT on Voice Link in NJ: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/15/technology/on-a-new-jersey-islet-twilight-of-the-landline.html?_r=0&hp=&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1381851178-FHDcoBFmXBrpjL/eR36FMQ
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