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The Telecommunications Act of 1996, moving toward competition under section 271

hearing before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights, and Competition of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session ... March 4, 1998

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights, and Competition.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Regional Bell Operating Companies,
  • United States,
  • Telephone companies -- United States,
  • Competition -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesS. hrg -- 105-565
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 107 p. ;
    Number of Pages107
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15452420M
    ISBN 100160573270
    OCLC/WorldCa39900695

    The Telecommunications Act of Special Report (Huber et al.) was the first of these treatises to appear and is designed to supplement the three authors' earlier books: Federal Telecommunications Law (, and.   The Telecommunications Act of was the first significant overhaul of telecommunications law in more than sixty years, amending the Communications Act of The Act, signed by President Bill Clinton, represented a major change in American telecommunication law, since it was the first time that the Internet was included in broadcasting and spectrum .

    Mr. Allen discussed the impact of the Telecommunications Act of one year after it became law. He stressed that although not much competition has yet arrived in . When Congress passed the Telecommunications Act Of , it didn’t seem like a big deal. An act that was meant to save consumers money on cable bills and phone service, the Telecom Act passed through Congress with flying colors, earning yea votes from 91 of the senators, and about 95 percent of the House Of Representatives. And yet, 20 years later, the Telecom Act Author: Marah Eakin.

    Looking Today: The Act Has Largely Met Its Principal Goals. The transition from natural monopoly to market competition envisioned by the Act is now largely complete. In its initial order implementing the Act, the FCC summarized the Act’s three principal goals for competition as follows. 5 Sec. TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 2 Paragraph (1) contained amendments to sections (a) and (b) of the Communications Act of made in paragraph (1)2 under any other provision of this Act or other law. (4) ø47 U.S.C. nt¿ EFFECTIVE DATE OF AMENDMENTS.— The amendments made by paragraph (1)2 of this subsection shall apply File Size: 69KB.


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The Telecommunications Act of 1996, moving toward competition under section 271 by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights, and Competition. Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Congress. Senate. The Telecommunications Act of was the first significant overhaul of telecommunications law in more than sixty years, amending the Communications Act of The Act, signed by President Bill Clinton, represented a major change in American telecommunication law, since it was the first time that the Internet was included in broadcasting and spectrum amended: Communications Act of Viewed narrowly, section reflects Congress' judgment that, under appropriate circumstances, the BOCs ought to be allowed to offer interLATA services.

The provision cannot be understood fully or applied properly, however, unless it is viewed in the larger context of the Telecommunications Act of ( Act) and its underlying purposes.

Once the BOCs open their local markets to competition, the Act permits them to enter the market for long distance services in their regions, thereby increasing competition in the long distance market.

The embodiment of this quid pro quo established by Congress is section (c)(2)(B) of the Act, which describes a In re: Application by SBC Communications Inc.

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The Telecommunications Act of and its Impact * on US telecommunications markets and is based on my forthcoming book with the same title. The Act is a milestone in the history of telecommunications in the United States.

Coming 12 years after the breakup of AT&T, the Act attempts to move all telecommunications markets toward competition. Section (i) defines an in-region state to mean "a State in which a [BOC] or any of its affiliates was authorized to provide wireline telephone exchange service pursuant to the reorganization plan approved under the AT&T Consent Decree, as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of the Telecommunications Act of " 47 U.S.C.

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Telecommunications Act of Telecommunications legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in Although it covers many aspects of the field, the most controversial has been the deregulation of local phone service, allowing competition in this arena for the first time. The Impact of the Telecommunications Act of in the Broadband Age The Act was designed to usher in competition to telephony and cable by.

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Under New Section of the Communications Act, Public Notice (Dec. 6, ). Thus, for example, Bell Atlantic would have to file a separate application to provide in-region long-distance services in each of the states it serves. See 47 U.S.C.A. § (d) (1) (West Supp. section 1 of Act 13 ofsection 1 of Act ofsection 1 of Act 1 ofsection 1 of Act 37 ofsection 1 of Act 85 ofsection 3 of Act of and section 1 of Act 35 of Section 1 of the Post Office Act,is hereby amended.

The embodiment of this quid pro quo established by Congress is section (c)(2)(B) of the Act, which describes a point competitive checklist that each BOC must satisfy before it can provide long distance services.

To enter the long distance market, the BOC must demonstrate that it has fully implemented the competitive checklist. SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; REFERENCES.

(a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the `Telecommunications Act of '. (b) REFERENCES- Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the.

(1) IN-REGION STATE: The term 'in-region State' means a State in which a Bell operating company or any of its affiliates was authorized to provide wireline telephone exchange service pursuant to the reorganization plan approved under the AT&T Consent Decree, as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of the Telecommunications Act of His book is a wide-ranging look at the new movement since the passage of the Telecommunications Act.

The Telecomm Act is also a pivotal event in Digital Destiny, but Chester, director of the Center for Digital Democracy in Washington, D.C., writes more from the perspective of a frontline activist. A Bell operating company meets the requirements of this subparagraph if, after 10 months after February 8,no such provider has requested the access and interconnection described in subparagraph (A) before the date which is 3 months before the date the company makes its application under subsection (d)(1), and a statement of the terms and conditions that the.

This title may be cited as the 'Communications Decency Act of '. SEC. OBSCENE OR HARASSING USE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES UNDER THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF Section (47 U.S.C.

) is amended-- (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof: '(a) Whoever--'(1) in interstate or foreign communicationsThe Telecommunications Act of (Act or Act) was signed into law by President William J.

Clinton on February 8, In addition to being the largest comprehensive rewrite of federal telecommunications law in decades, its framers argue that the Act promises to increase the op.The Telecommunications Act of envisioned a competitive free-for-all in the U.S.

telecommunications industry with removal of barriers to entry in local telecommunications markets and the lifting of the artificial restrictions that kept the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) out of the interLATA long-distance market.