The 82nd Texas Legislature extended the telecommunication discounts that were
established for Texas schools, libraries, and hospitals until January 2016. These discounts were originally established in 1995 in HB 2128. The Texas Senate Business and Commerce Committee is having a hearing on August 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM to discuss their interim charge to “Analyze the state of the telecommunication market in Texas,…”.
The committee will hear testimony from four different panels. One of the panels will provide information on the HB 2128 telecommunication discounts. TCEA has submitted written comments to the committee. More background and links to submitted testimony can be found at the Texas Senate Business and Commerce Committee Blog. You may watch the committee hearings by clicking on this link and then selecting the video feed for room E1.016.