Don't let AT&T dictate IL's telecom future!

AT&T is pushing state legislation (SB 1839) that would strip Illinois’ Telecom Act of key consumer protections, and eventually end traditional landline service for 1.2 million business and residential customers who still use it.

Here’s why you should oppose the bill, even if you don't own a landline: 

  • It poses a public safety concern for people who depend on landlines as their most reliable connection to 911, medical monitoring services and home security systems. The legislation also would make current customers' bills go up because it would eliminate the low-cost Consumer's Choice calling plans.
  • Even though AT&T is rich with resources—it’s made $58 billion in profits over the last five years—the bill does nothing to require AT&T to modernize its network.
  • It would put too much authority to protect phone consumers in the hands of the Federal Communications Commission. That means Illinois would give up leverage to win other key telecom-related fixes from AT&T, like improving broadband access and speed.

The bill has passed the Illinois Senate and could be voted in the House any day now. Don’t let AT&T dictate Illinois’ telecom future!


Representative(s):

  • Your State Representative

Message:

Oppose or fix SB 1839

Dear Representative,

I urge you to say NO to or significantly change AT&T legislation that would strip the Illinois Telecommunications Act of key consumer protections and lead to the end of traditional landline phone service. The legislation also would make current customers' bills go up because it would eliminate the low-cost Consumer's Choice calling plans.



Please, don't let AT&T dictate our telecom future!

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

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