June 02, 2005

ACT NOW: Stand Tall Against Phone Company Pressure

Big phone companies sent over 160 lobbyists to the Capitol this spring with an agenda to increase phone rates, reduce service quality standards, continue unjustified subsidies and prevent Texas towns from offering affordable high-speed Internet to their citizens.

At the end of the regular legislative session last week, key state leaders stood tall and told the phone companies to take a hike.

Now the phone companies are pressuring state leaders to add their special interest legislation to a special session called on school finance.

Act Now

The Consumers Union has setup this web site where you can ask state leaders to stand tall against big phone company pressure.

Posted by chip at June 2, 2005 06:12 PM

Municipal wireless is a benefit to the entire community, especially those who cannot afford internet access of their own. In addition, the austin wireless project provides cheap service for many local businesses, which they provide to their customers. this increases their profits and is good for the community. I know if I didn't have wireless internet I would be sitting at home tonight rather than enjoying a beer and surfing the net (and doing research) at the Draught House.

Posted by: at June 10, 2005 07:47 PM