Senator Klobuchar’s Call Completion Bill approved

I’m pleased to share good news from MTA (Minnesota Telecom Alliance)…

Yesterday the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce approved S. 827, Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2015. This is a bill that directs the FCC to promulgate rules to establish a public registry of intermediate long distance providers and service quality standards for long distance calls. The bill is a result of conversations MTA members have had with the Senator over the past several years. MTA, NTCA, and other organizations have been working with Senator Klobuchar’s staff on this specific legislation for over a year. Senator Klobuchar has long been an advocate of legislation to address rural call completion problems for a long time.

MTA has been working on this for a long time. While many of us in the cities might not experience the problem, some folks in rural areas will be happy to get all of their calls again.

This entry was posted in MN, Policy, Rural, Vendors by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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