Watch AARP’s Movies for Grownups awards show online! View the streaming video on PBS.
by Neal Walters, Public Policy Institute, 10/31/17
Protecting Consumers during the Telephone Network Modernization (PDF)
As telecommunication companies transition away from traditional copper wire landline phone networks to new technologies such as VOIP and fixed wireless service, regulatory protections are needed to ensure that the transitions do not jeopardize public safety and voice connections. Key protections include notification standards so consumers know in advance their service will change and any possible consequences of the change. Also, new technologies must meet reliability standards to ensure consumers have access to the same level of service or better, and service must maintain affordability so consumers are not priced out of the market.
Please leave your comment below.
You must be logged in to leave a comment.
Find the public policy institute content you are looking for by entering in search terms below.
Sign up for alerts on the latest research, events and videos on policy issues.
A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers
By 2030, one out of every five people in the United State will be 65-plus. Will your community be ready?
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.
Your email address is now confirmed.
Manage your email preferences and tell us which topics interest you so that we can prioritize the information you receive.
Explore all that AARP has to offer.
In the next 24 hours, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription to receive emails
related to AARP volunteering. Once you confirm that subscription, you will regularly
receive communications related to AARP volunteering. In the meantime, please feel free
to search for ways to make a difference in your community at