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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Traffic Pumping Schemes - These schemes use "access stimulation" techniques to boost traffic to a high cost destination, which then shares the revenue with the fraudster.
It can't be good for the environment either, what with the miles and miles of standstill traffic pumping out CO2.
The group convened the next morning with a very informative briefing by Deputy Chief of the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau Renee Crittendon, who addressed member questions regarding USF reform, broadband, intercarrier compensation, traffic pumping issues, interim CETC cap reverse auctions, local number portability and forbearance.
It also gives rise to a number of regulatory challenges such as phantom traffic, traffic pumping and portability, which the Federal Communications Commission has attempted to solve.
Traffic pumping, or access stimulation, is a scheme in which a fraudster uses inappropriate means to artificially inflate traffic to their premium rate number.
Today, Connectiv Solutions, the network efficiency experts, released the updated results of a study of traffic pumping on the wireless industry in the United States covering all of last year.
The new regime discourages arbitrage and will limit wasteful traffic pumping schemes.
16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) board of directors passed a resolution supporting the FCC to expeditiously stop traffic pumping schemes, CTIA-The Wireless Association's President and CEO Steve Largent issued the following statement:
Connectiv Solutions will showcase industry analysis pertaining to traffic pumping, providing insight into the practice and sharing updated information on traffic pumping during 2010.
This important legislation moves the ball forward on the critical issues, including universal service and intercarrier compensation reform, traffic pumping and other matters.
Silvestri will discuss the latest data pertaining to traffic pumping, highlighting a study conducted by Connectiv Solutions earlier this year - the most comprehensive study on the topic to date.
Monitor the impact (cost and minutes of use) of traffic pumping to overall LD spend in near real-time