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Rotary-dial era or modern communications?

Rotary-dial era or modern communications?

Illinois has a rotary dial-era law in a modern communications world. Illinois legislators are now deciding whether to update the expiring communications law to promote more private investment in high-speed Internet networks or to stick with the state's outdated, 1930s-style communications law. The choice is obvious and essential. It's time to finally update the expiring law. It's holding us back. Neighboring states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Missouri have updated their communications laws to reflect today's consumer preferences. Now those states are in line to enjoy more private-sector investment in the high-speed Internet infrastructure that is...