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Whitepaper: Hanging Up On Regulation: The Case For Telecommunications Reform

by Heritage FoundationJan 01, 2008

The Broadband Investment and Consumer Choice Act are about bringing free-market forces to bear so consumers can choose the best products at the best prices. It is a whole new world in communications. Advances in technology have left the 1996 Telecommunications Act behind. This legislation will transition from a world of stifling government-managed competition to a consumer-controlled marketplace. This paper addresses the concern by implementing a set of federal consumer protection measures to ensure that consumers get high-quality service from all providers.