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Barclay Invites Input from Community on Telecom Services; Central New York Meeting Added

SYRACUSE – Assemblyman Will Barclay is encouraging interested constituents to participate in a New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) public comment period to assess telecommunication services in New York State.

“The PSC is seeking feedback from customers to find out their level of satisfaction with their telephone, cable, and broadband providers. In this quickly changing marketplace, it’s important that consumers are protected and stakeholders and regulators hear from concerned citizens,” said Barclay.  “I encourage you to participate if you have concerns about any of these services.”

The PSC has decided to extend its public outreach and has scheduled a public hearing in Syracuse on Thursday, Aug. 6 at Syracuse City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 233 E. Washington St., Syracuse.

An Informational Session will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a public statement hearing at 7 p.m.

The hearings follow the PSC’s recently published report on the state of telecommunications in New York.

Visit http://on.ny.gov/1LUC7C6 to read the report.  Comments will be taken until Aug. 24.

To submit your comments, log on to the PSC website at www.dps.ny.gov and enter 14-C-0370 into the search bar.

Click the case to open it. The “Post Comments” button is located at the top of the page.

Comments can also be emailed to Kathleen Burgess, Department of Public Service Secretary, at [email protected]

Comments can be mailed to her at Secretary Burgess at the Department of Public Service, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York, 12223-1350.

Concerned citizens can also submit comments by calling the PSC’s toll-free Opinion Line at 1-800-335-2120.