Originally published: April 16, 2011
Last updated: April 16, 2011 - 1:40pm
The largest wireline provider in Kansas, AT&T, could soon be able to avoid a cap on standalone wireline rates imposed by the state thanks to a bill that Gov. Sam Brownback says he will sign. While supporters say the bill will improve the business climate in Kansas, opponents worry that rural or poor residents who have only a single landline will have to pay more for that service, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports. The bill states that a provider that has the majority of landlines in an area with a deregulated exchange can apply to have prices in the exchange area deregulated.
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