mike nofs

8:13 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Bill to make it easier to phase out landline service clears state Senate

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American Association of Retired Persons has concerns about ensuring service
LANSING - Controversial legislation that makes it easier for phone companies to discontinue traditional landline service passed the Michigan Senate by a wide margin on Thursday. Senators voted 31-4 in favor of Senate Bill 636, which streamlines the approval process for a company to stop traditional landline, or "plain old telephone service" in an area starting in 2017.
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8:50 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Senate bill could make it easier to end landline phone service

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Interview with Mike Nofs

    

State Senator Mike Nofs of Battle Creek is chairman of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee he is the sponsor of the bill. 

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7:18 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Senate committee approves bill that makes it easier to end landline service

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Battle Creek Senator Mike Nofs says safeguards added to ensure reliable phone service
LANSING - Legislation that would make it easier for phone companies in Michigan to discontinue traditional landline service cleared a hurdle Tuesday despite concerns from some consumers and businesses. Senior citizen groups and others are worried they'll lose access to vital phone, medical alert and alarm services.