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Telecom Rewrite Unlikely to Reach Congress Before Elections

The telecom rewrite bill spearheaded by Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, likely will not come to a vote before the November elections, Stevens told attendees of a Progress & Freedom Foundation event on Thursday. Stevens reportedly told members of the press he is a few votes shy of the 60 votes needed to bring the bill […]

Stevens Lampooned on TV, Internet

Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, is having an interesting week on the World Wide Web, from being satirized on a MySpace.com page to being lampooned by comedian Jon Stewart in a highly circulated clip from The Daily Show. Stevens has been at the forefront of telecom law reform and during hearings earlier this year on net […]

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 […]

Stevens Bill Readies for Thursday Vote

The third draft of Ted Stevens Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 was unveiled on Monday as it prepares for a committee vote on Thursday. The second draft was 151 pages; the new one stands at 159. The House already has passed the controversial Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement (COPE) Act as […]

Stevens Bill Gets a Makeover

Sen. Ted Stevens, chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, has made some key revisions to his telecom reform bill. The proposed legislation The Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 has ballooned from its initial 135 to 151 pages, but still contains controversial net neutrality provisions or, rather, a lack thereof. Documents obtained […]

Stevens Introduces 135-Page Telecom Reform Bill, Glosses Over Net Neutrality

Culminating months of hearings on the details germane to a rewrite of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, Sen. Ted Stevens on Monday introduced his proposal for telecom reform. The 135-page working draft dubbed the Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 addresses U.S. broadband deployment, changes to video franchising requirements, the Universal Service Fund […]

Stevens: New Telecommunications Law Around the Corner

The Senate Commerce Committee should present proposed legislation for a rewrite of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 after Congress’s Easter recess, Sen. Ted Stevens told COMPTEL members on Monday during the association’s 25th anniversary keynote speech. Stevens, an Alaska Republican, is chairman of the committee, which has been working to overhaul communications regulation. He plans […]

Stevens to Keynote COMPTEL PLUS With Special Guest Martin

This afternoon at COMPTEL PLUS in San Diego will be devoted to a keynote speech discussing the telecom policy changes floating throughout Washington, D.C. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, during the 25th Anniversary COMPTEL event, will highlight his work on and expectations for updates to the Telecommunications Act of 1996; he will be followed by special […]

No Surprises in McDowell FCC Confirmation Hearing

Robert M. McDowell looks to be a shoo-in for fifth commissioners seat at the FCC. The Senate Commerce Committee today held a brief hearing on McDowells nomination and Chairman Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, said he plans to take McDowells name to the full Senate on March 16 for full confirmation. One of the committees biggest concerns […]

Stevens Asks NARUC Members to Rethink Intercarrier Comp Reform Strategy

Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, today outlined the topics he hopes to address in a likely rewrite of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and called on National Association of Regulatory Utility (NARUC) members to reconsider their proposals for reform of intercarrier compensation rules. Stevens chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, which is spearheading a telecom rewrite […]

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