Re: PFF Agenda [cr-95/9/4]


Sender: Gary Weston <•••@••.•••>

With regard to the idea that deregulation and competition in the telecom 
business will be a boon to consumers, I'd like to point out a tiny bit in 
the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat (owned by the NYT) today.  Both Pacific 
Bell and GTE have filed for increases in local telephone rates.  The 
reason they have given to the state PUC is that competition in the local 
call business, which began only a few months ago, has increased their 
costs enough to warrant an increase.  

That isn't exactly what the deregulators promised us.

 Posted by --  Andrew Oram  --  •••@••.••• --  Cambridge, Mass., USA
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