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Was the Telecom Act of 1996 a boon or bomb for U.S.?

The Telecom Act of 1996 was enacted to promote competition. It was supposed to create certain funds for universal service and to develop a better infrastructure. Ten years later, can we say this was good for America?

How much money was wasted? Did we ever really achieve the open competition the act was intended to establish?

Wednesday is the tenth anniversary of the act. Especia......

Full article >>> ities. In effect, it was a revestiture of the Bell system.

A pork chop bill

The Telecom Act of 1996 was enacted before some of these big mergers happened. It was supposed to open up the doors to more competition. Instead, we saw mergers and less competition.

I remember writing an article in Network World about how much pork was in the bill. I named it a pork chop ......

Full article >>> aw what amounted to telewelfare. It doesn't seem like many people saw that back then.

At the time, the O.J. Simpson trial was going on and more media attention was around that than this bill. I used to joke that more people could name four or five attorneys on the O.J. trial than they could name four provisions of the 1996 act, which affected their life a lot more than the O.J. trial. I c......

Full article >>> only lease them. Nowhere in the act is it stated that the utilities have to share that revenue with the municipalities.

From a users' perspective, this means that your firm as well as you as an individual will be paying higher taxes to offset the shortfall caused by the municipalities not being able to charge the real values for rights of way. Where were all the local government lawyers......

Full article >>> Carlinism: The Congressional hearings are nothing more than a telecom industry ring the phone version of Wag the Dog.

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