Public Service Commissioner and South Alabama native, George Wallace, Jr. spoke in Enterprise last night to discuss the possibility of a rate increase for telephone service. Bellsouth has introduced legislation that would deregulate telephone service and eliminate much of the Public Service Commission`s oversight of the phone company. That, state utility regulators say, will lead to higher prices and poorer service for consumers. Bellsouth officials say a change is needed because they`re competing with wireless, internet and cable companies, none of which are under the Public Service Commission`s jursdiction. The legislation has support from Centurytel, the largest rural phone company in the state. Bellsouth says they`re losing about four percent of their land lines each year. Commissioner Wallace says today is a big day as this Bill could pass in the Senate. He urged everyone who opposses the Bill to call their local legislators and ask them to vote no.