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Senate panel answers call for telecom reform, sends ‘AT&T bill’ to full Senate for review

A bill to reform telecommunication regulations to reflect the declining use of landlines in favor of new technologies has passed the Senate Committee on State and Local Government.   Known as Senate Bill 3, the legislation would remove requirements that telephone companies offer basic landline service to everyone so the money used to maintain that old technology can be used to increase Internet...

Capitol Notes: Phone deregulation bill, state minimum wage bill clear house committees

Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, presents a telecommunications bill in the House Economic Development Committee. (Photo from LRC Public Information)   Phone deregulation bill clears House panel   Supporters of a bill approved by a House Economic Development Committee say the measure will help lead to growth in Kentucky‚Äôs broadband network through deregulation of landline service.   House...