Back in July, the state Public Service Commission (PSC) released its Staff Assessment on the telecommunications industry in New York State, and then held a series of public comment hearings across the state in August and September.

Unfortunately, the “public comment hearings” were largely dominated by professional organizers hired by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), a powerful union that is part of the Working Families Party (WFP) leadership. CWA wants more state regulation and oversight of the telecommunications industry in New York.   Somehow, they have managed to ignore the incredible telecommunications advances that have occurred over the last 20 years, such as high speed Internet, additional consumer choice in terms of television, and smartphones.

To make sure that CWA’s voice isn’t the only one being heard, the Business Council of New York State has launched an effort to make sure that the PSC hears from New Yorkers about the ways in which new technologies and industry investments have improved the availability and reliability of telecommunications across the state.

The Business Council’s effort can be accessed here: http://www.bcnys.org/KeepInnovating/