TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Calif. PUC Shelves Phone Rules

Calif. PUC Shelves Phone Rules

Monty Solomon (
Sat, 29 Jan 2005 12:45:06 -0500

Regulators suspend the telecom bill of rights, which had been opposed
by carriers. Consumer advocates vow to lobby for protection laws.

By Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
January 28, 2005

California regulators voted Thursday to shelve the first set of
consumer protection rules in the nation to cover both conventional and
cellular phones, handing a victory to carriers that had complained
bitterly about them.

Consumer advocates said the California Public Utilities Commission's
3-1 vote effectively killed the so-called telecommunications bill of

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