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Editors Letter: The Geek Vote

We are in the home stretch of the 2008 presidential campaign. Hold on … there are just a few more weeks of the seemingly endless mudslinging to endure before Nov. 4. Most of us already have lined up behind our chosen candidate for personal reasons. Some of us have done so after making sure their […]

Senate Looks to Reform Telecom Law

The U.S. Senate has kicked off a series of hearings as part of a comprehensive effort to reform federal telecommunications law. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, said in April he will introduce a bill later this year to reform telecom law. The Commerce, Science & […]

108th Congress Unlikely to Push Controversial Telecom Bills

Posted: 1/2003 108th Congress Unlikely to Push Controversial Telecom Bills By Josh Long THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION and the Republican-controlled Congress will focus on key issues such as homeland security and the economy during the 108th Congress and are unlikely to push any other issues, including telecom legislation, experts told a recent press briefing hosted by […]

Round Table

Posted: 12/2002 …on the Telecommunications Ownership Diversification Initiative, giving sellers of telecom businesses a tax deferral when their assets are bought for cash by other small business telecom companies. "It is critically important that new entrants and small businesses have a chance to participate across the broad spectrum of areas that make up the telecommunications […]

Congress Unlikely to Introduce Controversial Telecom Legislation, Say Experts

The Bush Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress will focus on key issues such as homeland security and the economy during the 108th Congress and are unlikely to push any controversial bills, including telecom legislation, experts said Wednesday during a press briefing hosted by the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel). It is hard to fathom Congress supporting […]

Telecom Heading Down TV, Radio Consolidation Path

Posted: 02/2001 Telecom Heading Down TV, Radio Consolidation Path You can see it coming, and when it does, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will look like a prophet. For years, as Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, McCain has been critical of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. His aim has been focused at radio, television and […]

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Posted: 06/2000 If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It Is it simply election-year politics, or is the Telecommunications Act of 1996 broken?For some, like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the Telecom Act never has lived up to its promise of encouraging competition. He points to the continuous parade of mergers, buyouts and acquisitions as proof the […]

FCC Attempts to Streamline Merger Reviews

Posted:  02/2000 FCC Attempts to Streamline Merger Reviews BY KIM SUNDERLAND In response to what he calls unprecedented consolidation in the telecommunications industry, and no doubt retorting to political pressures from Capitol Hill, FCC Chairman William E. Kennard has directed the federal agency’s top attorney to evaluate the commission’s merger review process. Kennard has directed […]

Broadband Battle Moves to Hill

Posted: 07/1999 Broadband Battle Moves to Hill By Kim Sunderland Both houses of Congress are poised to consider proposed legislation that attempts to tackle the thorny issue of broadband, which seems possessed by few and desired by the masses. Broadband is transmission equipment with a greater bandwidth than a voice-grade line that enables it to […]

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