Statehouse Bill Would Let Phone Companies Cut The Cord

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The bill that easily cleared the Ohio Senate would let phone companies discontinue landline service in areas of Ohio that are covered by cell phone or internet service.(Photo: Flickr)
The bill that easily cleared the Ohio Senate would let phone companies discontinue landline service in areas of Ohio that are covered by cell phone or internet service.(Photo: Flickr)

More and more Ohioans are buying cellphones and giving up their traditional landline phones. That’s fine, says a coalition of consumer advocates, but they say a proposed new Ohio law goes too far. It says that phone companies in some areas should no longer be required to offer the traditional landline service.

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