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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She discussed some of the rural issues that might be addressed by the rewrite of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
Clear Channel began a buying spree after the 1996 Telecommunications Act deregulated the media market.
This trend can be directly traced back to the deregulation of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
Despite the growth of local loop entry following the passage of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, network concentration has persisted.
The 1996 Telecommunications Act required large local telephone carriers to implement LNP as a catalyst for competition.
At the same time, most agree Kennard is a thoughtful telecom lawyer who has tried to make sense of the massive 1996 Telecommunications Act, and he's credited for casting light on needed areas, such as bringing technology to disadvantaged populations.
This is contrary to the promise of the 1996 Telecommunications Act -- competition and consumer choice are being denied," said Ron Binz, president of the Competition Policy Institute.
Under the 1996 Telecommunications Act, the Bell companies created by the 1984 break-up of AT&T cannot offer long-distance service in local markets until they prove they have opened those markets to local phone competition.
FCC chairman William Kennard said the decision would increase diversity in an era when mergers have led to an unprecedented level of concentration of ownership and commercialization of content in the wake of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
experience in implementing the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
The 1996 Telecommunications Act placed the Federal Communications Commission in charge of monitoring rate increases but gave it a weak stick.
Restructuring of the regulatory environment through the implementation of the 1996 Telecommunications Act coming twelve years after the breakup of AT&T;