Utility

Map of Ohio with access to 25 Mbps download/3 Mbps upload speeds (coverage is shown in blue) with data collected by Connected Nation Ohio as of May 11, 2021
An effort to expand Ohio’s access to high-speed internet was signed into law in May. Now, the Ohio Senate is cutting the funding needed for the program to run.
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HB 6 brought unfair and unjust charges to Ohio electricity customers. Although AARP Ohio and its volunteers made victories against the legislation, SB 117 looks towards its full repeal.
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Without action, gas, electric and water shutoffs would begin next week as New Yorkers continue to struggle with economic effects of COVID-19
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Right now, in the middle of a global health crisis, Dominion Energy South Carolina wants to raise your rates by more than 7 percent. They also want to increase the monthly fixed charge (a charge to bring the power from the pole to your home) you pay before even turning on the lights. AARP is fighting for residential utility customers because too many South Carolina families struggle to pay their electric bills along with other necessities like food and medicine.
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RMP proposals would raise residential rates; Utah’s consumer advocate has called for rate decreases.
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A couple of years ago Indianapolis Power & Light Co. (IPL) raised utility rates. Now they want to raise them again.
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The South Carolina House of Representatives has taken an important step toward helping utility ratepayers by approving HB4379, which establishes a Utility Consumer Advocate. The bill received nearly unanimous approval and now goes to the state Senate for consideration.
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In true Pennsylvania Dutch fashion, there was a smorgasbord of activity in Harrisburg this week while the legislature was in session and were negotiating the state budget with Governor Wolf. Here is a recap of some notable issues that could impact Pennsylvanians age 50 and older:
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SCE&G is asking state regulators to approve another $852 million increase in the projected cost of building two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County, but the company says the potential for any other cost increases is limited.
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More than three years since Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey, residents are still battling the fallout, including power companies’ demands to raise rates to repair and upgrade infrastructure. On behalf of consumers, AARP New Jersey is fighting unreasonable rate hikes.
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