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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With regard to the issue of compensation, the opinion spends substantial time discussing the provision of Section 253(c) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 which allows municipalities to charge "fair and reasonable compensation.

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