Ramona Carlow, president - AT&T Connecticut, who oversees regulatory and external affairs in the state, said:
"We are pleased that the DPUC has taken this step on behalf of Connecticut consumers who have long desired more choice in the video marketplace. Credit also goes to our state's legislators and Governor Rell, who passed a forward-thinking new law that encourages competition."
Passed overwhelmingly by the Connecticut General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Jodi Rell during the summer, the new law "An Act Concerning Certified Competitive Video Service" lays out a series of consumer-friendly requirements that will be followed by any company wanting to enter the marketplace to compete with incumbent cable providers.
"And compete is what we will do; beginning immediately, now that we are once again able to sign up new customers," Carlow said.
This is exceptional news not only for AT&T but for all people who want to see competition bloom in the video arena. for too long now Cable Companies have had monopoly power over the video services in their towns. In 1996 the federal government deregulated telephony and the Cable Companies were more than happy to jump into the market. Now that the tables are turned they do not like it so much.