Singleton shuts down Senate over phone deregulation bill
The bill would ensure that voice over Internet protocol is also not under the commission's jurisdiction.
Singleton said he had concerns about deregulating the phone industry and how the industry could increase costs to residents in the state without oversight.
The senator filibustered for an hour before the Senate adjourned until Thursday morning.
Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, is the sponsor of the legislation.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen