To our readers in The Garden State….. you have an important piece of legislation coming up for a vote soon!
Sadly, New Jersey’s existing rules pertaining to cable and telecommunications providers are grossly out of date. These rules, created decades ago before the iPhone, laptop computer or the Internet were even dreamed of, hamstring the communications marketplace and prevent competitors from operating on a level playing field. As it stands, government red tape is slowing innovation and preventing communications providers from creating jobs in New Jersey.That is why Senator Raymond Lesniak introduced legislation earlier this year to reform New Jersey’s outdated laws. S. 2664, the Market Competition and Consumer Choice Act, removes bureaucratic red tape and decades-old rules in the communications and video industry, but maintains important protections such as LifeLine service for seniors and other vulnerable populations. This important legislation will open New Jersey to new investment.Cable and telecommunications providers operate at a national level. Like any business, their resources are not limitless. If outdated rules and regulations prevent open competition in New Jersey, cable and telecom companies will chose to invest their resources elsewhere. This makes New Jersey less competitive in the region, stunts job growth and hurts the vendors and suppliers working in the communications sector.
If this is of interest to you, please take action!
Lawmakers in Trenton must work to enact public policies that give consumers what they demand, promote jobs and improve our economy. That’s why legislation like S. 2664, “the Market Competition and Consumer Choice Act” is critical to New Jersey’s future. The bill will modernize telecom regulations and ensure the state remains open to competition, innovation and jobs. Tell your elected officials in Trenton that you support S. 2664.
The website Jobs for New Jersey will help guide you through contacting your lawmakers about this important modernization effort.