MEMBER ACTION NEEDED!
Governor Bush Now
the Governor You Want Him to Sign HB 1683 Into Law!
Jeb Bush is considering legislation that will not only benefit consumers,
but will also benefit
’s economy. HB 1683 was passed by the Senate and House during the 2002 Regular
Session. The Governor must
decide on whether or not to veto the bill, sign it, or to simply to allow
the bill to become law without his signature.
“consumer activist” groups, with unfettered access to the media, are
heaping lies and misinformation on this legislation, demanding that the
Governor veto this good bill. Predictably,
the state’s newspapers have taken up their cause without checking the
accuracy of these consumer groups’ wildly inaccurate claims.
Governor understands and is generally supportive of the bill, but he needs
review the information provided below and then access on the Internet www.ftia-action.com and email the Governor expressing your support for the bill. He needs to hear from the business community on this
pro-competitive legislation that without question would be of benefit to
Lifeline eligibility to
125% of the federal poverty income level and provide that
long-distance customers will receive Lifeline benefits also.
long-distance rates by
almost $400 million and pass the savings along to consumers. At the same
time, local rates will be increased gradually over a two to five year
period in a revenue neutral manner.
AT&T’s $1.95 in-state connection fee.
residential competition, bringing
more choice to residential customers
stimulating new investments and providing new jobs.
points to consider:
1995, the Florida Legislature determined that competition in the local
telecom market was good public policy for the State of
brings lower prices, new service offerings, innovative technology, and
helps promote economic development. In 1996, the United States
Congress reaffirmed the benefits of this public policy by enacting the
Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.
competition in the business market has flourished, competition has been
slower to come to the residential market.