Telecom law revamp needed

This week’s story is about Illinois’ telecommunications laws. Companies like AT&T want a revamp of what they see as outdated regulations.

Illinois telecommunication laws need a rewrite, technology providers say. Outdated legislation means the state is losing jobs and business growth, members of the telecom community told the House’s Bipartisan Job Creation Task Force at an April 14 meeting.

The state’s telecommunications laws haven’t changed since 2001, when land lines were prevalent and high-speed Internet access was limited. The industry, however, has changed a great deal, says Paul La Schiazza, president of AT&T Illinois.

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