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The Legislature of the State of Mississippi finds:
(a) That telephone service provides a rapid and essential communications link among the general public and with essential offices and organizations such as police, fire and medical facilities;
(b) That all persons should have basic telephone service available to them at a fair and equitable cost;
(c) That a significant portion of Mississippi's hearing and speech impaired population have profound disabilities which render normal telephone equipment useless without additional specialized devices; and
(d) That there exists a need for a program whereby access to basic telephone service for hearing and speech impaired persons is equal in cost to the amount paid by other telephone customers.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 77. Public Utilities and Carriers § 77-3-501. Legislative findings - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-77-public-utilities-and-carriers/ms-code-sect-77-3-501/
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