During this legislative session, the telephone companies have been successful in rushing through a bill that would allow them to pull service from areas that are not profitable to them without leaving any assured viable alternative for consumers. Use your phone now to call Governor Daniels toll-free at 1-800-994-7452 and ask him to veto House Bill 1112!
Right now, if a telephone company wants to stop service in an area, they must make their case before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission that another carrier remains and can provide adequate and reliable service. This process also gives customers a say. HB 1112 would entirely eliminate that “provider of last resort” obligation as well as the public process. As such, areas could be left with spotty and unreliable service, or none at all.
Call Governor Daniels now and urge him to side with YOU and not the big phone companies!
HB 1112 poses a real threat to the safety and security of many Hoosiers. By removing current protections, how can we be ensured that service won’t be affected, particularly in rural areas where cell phone service is spotty at best, and where cable service is non-existent? What about folks who connect their emergency-response systems to a landline phone? Or, how about seniors on fixed incomes who can’t afford cell phones?
The current process strikes a fair balance between the business needs of telephone companies and their customers. It isn’t broken, and doesn’t need fixing. Call the Governor toll-free at 1-800-994-7452 and tell him Hoosiers don’t want nor need HB 1112!
This bill would tip the scales in favor of big telephone companies. Let’s cut off this bill before your phone service is. Tell Governor Daniels to veto HB 1112!