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A decade later, the 1996 Telecommuncations Act may be revamped

Sen. John Ensign, R-NV, has introduced a pretty wide-ranging (at 72 
pages, it better be) bill to revamp the '96 Telecom Act. It deals with 
topics such as:
- municipal broadband
- video from Verizon/SBC/etc. rather than cable co's
- VoIP blocking by ISPs
- Web site blocking by ISPs
- Price regulation of communications services

I've placed the bill text here:
http://www.politechbot.com/docs/ensign.telecom.bill.072705.pdf

Summary is here:
http://news.com.com/2100-1036_3-5807278.html

-Declan

Posted by Declan McCullagh on Aug 01, 2005 in category economics


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