Wyoming Liberty Group
Would your representative vote to require single mothers to pay an extra one percent on their phone bills to cover the cost of extending lines to a $4 million mansion someone decided to build on their newly acquired rural property? In the coming session, the Wyoming legislature will find itself faced with the sunset, or scheduled end, of the outdated Wyoming Telecommunications Act, originally drafted ca. 1995.
As the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee considers the impending sunset of the Wyoming Telecommunications Act of 1995, it is important to understand what its provisions actually accomplish. Chief among the provisions of the Act is the Wyoming Universal Service Fund (WUSF).
by Jason Gay
The Wyoming Telecommunications Act of 1995 sunsets July 1, 2015. The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee faces the decision to either let the Act sunset, draft legislation to extend the Act, or rewrite/revise the Act before submitting its recommendation to the Legislature. There are important issues, both within our state and nationally, which must be considered as part of this deliberative process.
by Jason Gay
In 1995 “telecommunications” consisted of landline and cellular telephone services. In this technological environment Wyoming regulated the telecommunications industry. Today, many people have forgone the landline phone in favor of wireless or internet based services. No less than AT&T has pointed out that the landline network is on a path to extinction.
- WyLiberty releases Liberty Brief — Weak Connections in Telecommunications
- Update legislation to separate telecommunications from Internet service
- Improve definitions to eliminate ambiguity
- Join lawsuits filed against the FCC to challenge its expansion
CHEYENNE: The Wyoming Liberty Group released Weak Connections in Telecommunications today to provide citizens and legislators with alternatives to more government interference in the telecommunications industry as a way to lower consumer prices.