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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Realizing the Full Potential of the 1996 Telecom Reform Act
They took the necessary steps to fully leverage the 1996 Federal Telecom Reform Act.
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LNP, which allows telephone customers to retain their existing phone numbers when changing carriers, is part of the Telecom Reform Act of 1996 in the United States and is aimed at increasing competition among service providers.

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