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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Without the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the financial resources to deploy this new technology as a true alternative would not be available.
NLC, and localities around the country, have consistently maintained that the Telecommunications Act of 1996, specifically Section 253(c), in fact, preserved municipal franchising, compensation, and right-of-way management authority, including the right of cities and towns to charge rent for the use of the public rights-of-way.
That notion was quickly dispelled with AT&T's divestiture, and now with the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
His topic relates to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and its impact on local government.
To explain these and other changes that may be in store for the communications industry, the American Bar Association is sponsoring a special teleconference on the Telecommunications Act of 1996, at 1 p.
had demonstrated it was likely to succeed in its efforts to overturn that portion of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 on constitutional grounds.
Born out of the deregulation of the telecommunications industry and the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Free Choice currently provides residential telephone service to thousands of residents in California.
Each presenter will have an opportunity to provide feedback to the committee on the efficacy of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, based on the company's specific expertise within the communications industry.

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