An overview of the telecommunications acts of 1976 and 1996
Telecommunications act of 1996 pdf
As the principal author of that Act, I dedicated five years of my life toward getting it passed. Regulatory forbearance. Advanced telecommunications incentives. The ACLU and a coalition of other civil liberties groups filed suit to enjoin the Act's indeceny sections within minutes of President Clinton's signing of the bill. Obscene programming on cable television. Consumer activist Ralph Nader argued that the Act was an example of corporate welfare spawned by political corruption, because it gave away to incumbent broadcasters valuable licenses for broadcasting digital signals on the public airwaves. Automated ship distress and safety systems. The official printed slip law is available from the Government Printing Office. Summary of the Act Telephone Service The Act declares invalid "preempts" all state rules that restrict entry or limit competition in telephone service, both local and long-distance.
Scrambling of cable channels for nonsubscribers. The ripple effect of the Act internationally helped build competition and investment in new technologies.
The Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano commented Pressler served in was the House of Representatives from toand the Senate from to It requires BOCs to perform all equipment and CPE manufacturing activities in "separate affiliates," creates nondiscrimination safeguards for BOC manufacturing and equipment procurement, and establishes restrictions against cross-subsidization to be audited and enforced by the FCC.
Highlights Telephone Service. For more information about the referenced documents, contact the person listed on the document. Cable service provided by telephone companies.
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