March 26, 2005

Senator Troy Fraser explains the story

In an article in Thursday's Austin-American Statesman, Senator Fraser explains the real story of the telecom bill.

"It is becoming increasingly obvious to me that the incumbent telephone companies are not interested in competition and are only interested in raising revenue by increasing rates on the consumer and maintaining subsidies at their current levels," Fraser said.

Senator Fraser chairs the Business and Commerce committee, which will consider HB789 after the bill goes through a "third reading" in the house, a procedural step that is largely a formality.

Posted by alevin at March 26, 2005 02:31 PM