Telecommunications Act of 1996

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Telecommunications Act of 1996

Legislation in the United States that deregulated telecommunications. It changed regulations for telephones, television broadcasts and cable in order to reduce barriers to entry and increase competition. It also regulated explicit material broadcast on television. See also: Communications Decency Act.
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g) The Telecom Act of 1996 will essentially become impotent, along with any real chance for non-Bell competitors to survive in Bell markets.
When Congress passed the Telecom Act of 1996, it deregulated the broadcasting industry.
The ruling endorses PAETEC's belief that the Telecom Act of 1996 was enacted to promote fair competition between providers in the interests of America's businesses and consumers.
Del Monte Dunes, recent developments in land use, planning and zoning law, facility issues under the Telecom Act of 1996, historic preservation and architectural control law, exactions law in 1998, land use and religion, ethics and land use planning, urban sprawl issues, research and evolving objectives of law use law.
It's been almost three years since enactment of the Telecom Act of 1996, and we still haven't seen the support promised by Congress for rural America," said Mark Roellig, executive vice president, Public Policy, Human Resources and Law, U S WEST.
The reference, to be updated "regularly," includes a range of pertinent documents, including: state and federal court, and FCC decisions; relevant provisions of the Telecom Act of 1996 and the Communications Act of 1934; federal agency regulations; state and local laws; pending FCC notices; and, FCC
In addition, RCN has been successful in making sure that its voice was being heard as Congress updated the Telecom Act of 1996.
FTS was created in the aftermath of the Telecom Act of 1996 as an alternative for consumers unhappy with the treatment they had been receiving from the incumbent phone companies.
Congressman Pickering is slated to appear as the luncheon keynote on Tuesday, May 9 and will discuss the inner workings of the rewrite of the Telecom Act of 1996, currently before the House Energy & Commerce Committee.
Our company was born out of The Telecom Act of 1996 as a competitive alternative to both the incumbent cable and telecom providers.
The Telecom Act of 1996 permits small companies like EPC to provide these customers with pre-paid telephone service.