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Maryland taking second shot at anti-IP Transition bill

Posted February 18th, 2014 in IP transition, Maryland and tagged , by Alton Drew

I learned today that Maryland House Bill 48 was withdrawn from consideration by its sponsor, but a new bill, HB 447 now takes its place.  The bill, according to Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, is very similar to HB 48.  HB 447 can be found here.

HB 447 prohibits certain telephone companies from replacing landline service to customers with wireless service.  The Maryland Public Service Commission is also prohibited from authorizing certain telephone companies to replace wire line with with wireless services.

A hearing was held on HB 447 but so far no committee vote has been taken.