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Senate Committee to Take Up Telecom Bill Again Next Week

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will meet again on Tuesday to continue hashing out which amendments will be attached to the Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006, before the bill goes to the Senate floor. Members on Thursday debated various sticking points, including states rights, the Universal Service Fund, funding […]

Sources: McDowell Nomination Stalled

Citing unnamed sources, Reuters reported today that Sen. John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., has placed a hold on Robert M. McDowells nomination as the FCCs fifth commissioner. Stuart Chapman, a spokesman for Rockefeller, would neither confirm nor deny those reports. He did say, however, that Rockefeller who worked on parts of the 1996 Telecom Act and who […]

Communications Act of 2006?

WHILE THERE IS CONSIDERABLE momentum behind a telecom policy rewrite, it is debatable whether it will be decided this year. 2006, say doubters, will find elections on the tops of politicians priority lists. Others remain optimistic elections will pose no deterrent to new legislation. Executives for USTelecom and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) predict a […]

Stevens to Keynote COMPTEL Convention

Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) has agreed to deliver the keynote speech at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2006 Convention & Expo, to be held March 19-22 in San Diego. Stevens has spent the last year spearheading an anticipated rewrite of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. His speech will come just days after he wraps up a […]

Senate Committee Grills FCC Nominees

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee today heard testimony in favor of two FCC nominees, and wrapped up questioning in hopes the Senate will confirm Democrat Michael J. Copps and Republican Deborah T. Tate before Congress breaks for the holidays. Copps already serves on the FCC. If he is re-appointed, his term will not […]

Lawmakers Move to Permanently Ban Internet Taxation

Federal lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislation that would permanently ban taxes on Internet access and related services. The legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, a Democrat, and two other members of Congress would permanently ban taxes on Internet access, double taxation by two or more states of a product or service bought […]

Battle Looming to Reform the Law

AT&T Corp., Microsoft Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. are among the giants gearing up for a battle on Capitol Hill over reform of telecommunications laws. Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are expected to study such issues as Internet phone service, taxes and universal service subsidies as part of a sweeping examination […]

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 & […]

Block or Tackle

Posted: 9/2003 Block or Tackle Congress Weighs Anti-Spam Bills By Josh Long Congress has introduced several bills to combat the deluge of spam streaming across U.S. networks. The action could help Internet service providers prevent unwanted messages from reaching their customers. Some spam experts are reticent to predict which bills (see list below) have a […]

Business News – CompTel Honors Hollings, Bliley

Posted: 04/2000 CompTel Honors Hollings, Bliley The Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel) has designated Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings (D-S.C.) and Rep. Tom J. Bliley, Jr. (R-Va.) “Champions of Competition.”CompTel (www.comptel.org) presented the congressmen its first of what is expected to become an annual honor to recognize “outstanding contributions that have helped build or redefine competition in […]

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