New York consumers are already frustrated with the current state of phone service: hidden fees, endless service waits, unpredictable phone-line quality. Language included in the New York state budget would permanently surrender the state's right to regulate internet and cable telephone service. If this language stays in the budget there would be:
No protection from higher rates for consumers
No protection from poor service for frustrated customers
No guarantee of universal “lifeline” access for senior, disabled or lower-income consumers
No guarantee of service quality
No guarantee for access for customers in remote and rural areas
Use our simple tool to write to your New York state legislators today to ask them to get this language out of the budget.