Just four days after leftist ideologue and state AARP director Ron Bridges called on Kentucky lawmakers to once again stop reasonable telecom-reform legislation in the state House of Representatives – an overwhelming number of those lawmakers did the right thing by promptly ignoring Bridges’ tired Chicken Little drivel.
Bridges, who’s much-less reasonable and knowledgeable than his counterparts in other states about how a free market works – especially in the area of telecommunications reform – has claimed for years that policy like that contained in House Bill 152, which rids the commonwealth of the scourge of outdated regulations that discourage telecommunications companies from investing in expanding broadband and other technologies, would bring great harm seniors.
This, of course, has not happened in any other state that has passed reforms similar to what the House approved today.
Bridges believes that: (a) Kentucky seniors are not vitally interested in the tremendous benefits that expanding and growing technologies offer and (b) telecommunications companies would support public policy that would drive hundreds of thousands of current customers from Kentucky’s fastest-growing demographic group away.
This bill, which reflects similar legislation passed by the state Senate for years, will soon be headed to the desk of Gov. Steve Beshear, who came out in support of the policy this year.
Watch here as the Bluegrass Institute recently on statewide TV made the case for how this reform will unleash the economic potential of private-sector telecommunications’ investment in our commonwealth.