- Associated Press - Sunday, July 6, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A group of consumer groups, organized labor and elected officials says New York state’s telecommunication system is in decline.

The coalition includes groups like the AARP, Common Cause, the Working Families Party, several unions and dozens of elected leaders from around the state. It has filed a petition with the Public Service Commission seeking a “complete and public” review of the state’s telecommunication system.

In a statement announcing its petition, the coalition says landline telephone service has deteriorated and rates have gone up, while many upstate and rural communities are still without broadband service.

The coalition hopes a state review of the telecommunications system would indicate whether telephone service rates are fair and whether sufficient competition exists.


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