Comments From the National Hispanic Council on Aging On the Verizon-Massachusetts Decision

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Hispanic Council on Aging

    WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Marta
 Sotomayor, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Hispanic Council on
 Aging:
 
     In today's technological revolution of telecommunications services, access
 to affordable long distance services for all Americans heightens the debate in
 favor of competitively priced open competition.  Statistically speaking,
 Hispanics lack access to the Internet.  Open competition in the
 telecommunications marketplace will make it possible for everyone to enter the
 Information age in pursuit of a higher quality of life for themselves and
 family, particularly Hispanic senior citizens, many of whom have no income
 stream and are cared for by extended family.
 
 

SOURCE National Hispanic Council on Aging
    WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Marta
 Sotomayor, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Hispanic Council on
 Aging:
 
     In today's technological revolution of telecommunications services, access
 to affordable long distance services for all Americans heightens the debate in
 favor of competitively priced open competition.  Statistically speaking,
 Hispanics lack access to the Internet.  Open competition in the
 telecommunications marketplace will make it possible for everyone to enter the
 Information age in pursuit of a higher quality of life for themselves and
 family, particularly Hispanic senior citizens, many of whom have no income
 stream and are cared for by extended family.
 
 SOURCE  National Hispanic Council on Aging