More research needed before deregulation

Tuscaloosa News editorial

It is hardly surprising when big money wins out over common sense in the Alabama Senate, but a vote last week to completely deregulate telephone service was particularly galling.

On one side was telecommunications giant AT&T, with deep pockets but weak arguments. On the other side was an unlikely combination of consumer advocates who did have facts and strong reasons why some protections should remain for the public.

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