AT&T Bill

In Depth: Why Rural Kentuckians Oppose The "AT&T" Bill

Feb 16, 2013

WHITESBURG, Ky. - The future of landline phone service in Kentucky is once again up for debate in the state legislature. Earlier this week senate bill 88 passed out of the senate and is now on the way to a house committee, Reporter Sylvia Ryerson of WMMT Radio in Whitesburg has this in depth look at legislation that is not playing well in many rural areas of the state.

Senate Passes Phone Deregulation Bill With Many Rural Lawmakers Opposed

Feb 14, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill that would end requirements on phone companies to provide landline services in parts of Kentucky where other options are available has cleared the state Senate.

Nicknamed the AT&T bill because of the phone company's support, the legislation was largely opposed by rural lawmakers who argue that the bill would end landline service to their areas without proper alternatives.