Phone Deregulation

Legislation further deregulating phone service in the state has advanced to the Kentucky House.

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.