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Phone bills may drop with rep.s proposal
Companies might install fiber lines
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In just three years, phone bills could drop a few bucks.

While that may seem like a long time, if House Bill 855 doesn't pass, that wait could be closer to 20 years.

The legislation, authored by District 23 state Rep. Mark Hamilton, essentially shortens the length of time small telecommunications companies would receive subsidies funded by consumers of larger ones.

Several Tier 2 local exchange companies, or smaller telecommunications firms, currently receive a disbursement from the Universal Access Fund, an account overseen by the Georgia Public Service Commission.

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