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Land line telephone legislation generates interest and controversy

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LANSING, MI (WTVB) -  A bill currently in the legislature would phase out land line phones over time and A.T. and T. says has been greatly  mis-understood, garnering a lot of opposition from Michiganders who like their traditional phones. A.T.and T. says switching over to internet based transmission would happen back at their offices, not in your kitchen or living room.  They say most people wouldn’t even notice the difference. In fact spokesman Matt Resch tells MIRS news that there are a number of people whose home phones are already connected to VOIP systems and they don’t even know it. 

The AARP have expressed their opposition to the bill, saying customers should have a choice The Phone services says it takes a lot less computer power to manage digital transmission than traditional phone lines and that would reduce costs.  They aren’t saying how much and whether it would be passed along to customers.

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