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PO Box 1070, Frankfort, KY 40602  Phone 502.875.2428, Fax 502.875.2845

Basic stand-alone phone service could be at risk for over 11,000 Kentucky households if SB 99 passes.  Posted: February 3, 2014

OVER 11,000 HOUSEHOLDS IN KENTUCKY COULD LOSE THE GUARANTEE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY ACCESS TO STAND-ALONE BASIC LANDLINE PHONE SERVICE IF SENATE BILL 99 PASSES

In testimony before the Senate Economic Development Committee on January 30, 2014, AT&T testified that the bill would affect 1.3% of the housing units in their 11 urban exchanges.

Here are the exchanges with 15,000 or more housing units in the exchanges of AT&T, Windstream, and Cincinnati Bell, based on the 2010 Census. Assuming that the 1.3% is typical of the number of housing units in Windstream and Cincinnati Bellís exchanges as well, here are the number of households that today have the right to request and keep basic, stand-alone phone service whose quality is assured by Public Service Commission oversight, and who would lose those rights if SB 99 passes:

Exchange # of Households / #of Households Affected (X 1.3%)

AT&T

Bowling Green 44,670 / 580
Corbin 15,022 / 195
Georgetown 15,637 / 203
Henderson 17,298 / 224
Hopkinsville 18,545 / 241
Frankfort 23,244 / 302
Louisville 305,450 / 3,970
Owensboro 33,203 / 431
Paducah 29,387 / 382
Richmond 20,718 / 269

6,797
Cincinnati Bell

Ky Metro 77,471 / 1,007
Boone 41,678 / 541
Independence 21,909 / 284
1,832

Windstream

Elizabethtown 21,152 / 274
Lexington 137,436 / 1,786
Nicholasville 15,234 / 198
London 17,128 / 222

2,480

Grand Total 11,109

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