TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Texas House Passes Telecom Bill

Re: Texas House Passes Telecom Bill

Steve Sobol (
Mon, 18 Jul 2005 12:12:56 -0700

USTelecom dailyLead wrote:

> USTelecom dailyLead
> July 18, 2005


> * Texas House passes telecom bill

"The telecom legislation would:

Allow phone companies to receive statewide franchises for their new TV
services, bypassing city governments.

Deregulate basic phone rates, allowing phone companies to raise prices.

Let electric utilities deliver broadband Internet service over their
power lines.

SBC Communications Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., armed with a bevy
of lobbyists, sought the controversial measure to ease their entry into the
TV battleground."

SBC of San Antonio, and a company hatched from what used to be
Irving-based GTE.

It doesn't surprise me that Texas passed this bill. - Steve Sobol / / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
Coming to you from Southern California's High Desert, where the
temperatures are as high as the gas prices! / 888.480.4NET (4638)

"Life's like an hourglass glued to the table" --Anna Nalick, "Breathe"

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: But does it surprise you that SBC talks
out of both sides of its mouth at one time; trying to insist that the
newer services like VOIP be absolutely required to go through all the
legal hoops at SBC now wants to avoid for itself? PAT]

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