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Policy Then & Now

FCC ISSUES THEN: Much of the FCCs actions 20 years ago centered on the Fairness Doctrine. According to an archive article from Time magazine, the agency contended that government regulation had a chilling effect on TV and discouraged the free discussion of public issues. NOW: The FCC spent much of 2006 embroiled in megamerger debates […]

Democratic Control Promising for Telecom Issues

WITH THE DEMOCRATS IN POWER, telecom insiders predict privacy, net neutrality and FCC proceedings will get more scrutiny from legislators than they did in 2006. Of course, thats if the 110th Congress is even able to address communications matters. The Center for American Progress, a think tank in Washington, D.C., says Republicans have left incoming […]

New Draft of House Telecom Bill Breaks Spirit of Bipartisanship

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committees subcommittee on telecommunications today continued its push for telecom reform as Republicans offered up a revised draft version of legislation that drew heavy fire from leading Democrats. Subcommittee chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) hailed the second draft of the Broadband Internet Transmission Services (BITS) Act as a bipartisan accomplishment. […]

FCC Delays Vote on Megamergers until Monday

Unable to clinch full consensus for two looming megamergers, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on Friday kept having to delay the scheduled monthly meeting as he negotiated with commissioners regarding the combinations of SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp., and Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. The FCC finally postponed the meeting until Monday, saying only […]

Transient FCC Makes Job Tough for Martin

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin may face an uphill road implementing telecommunications policies during the rest of the year as he wrestles with major issues without a Republican majority.

Regulatory News – IXCs, Competitive Carriers Relish More ‘Democratic’ Senate

Posted: 08/2001 Regulatory News IXCs, Competitive Carriers Relish More ‘Democratic’ Senate By Kim Sunderland When the Democrats took over the U.S. Senate (www.senate.gov) in the wake of Vermont Sen. Jim Jeffords’ resignation from the Republican Party earlier this summer, the nation’s IXCs and other competitive telecom carriers thanked the senator and their lucky stars.With new […]

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