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

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.