Broadband legislation revisited

In an article on ZDNet recently, the myriad of opinions on the direction of legislation for updating the Telecommunications Act of 1996 have been exposed. Before Congress can agree on the updates for the Act, they have to overcome the philosophical hurdle of how much government regulation to include, which is no easy task when legislators think partisan thoughts instead of logical thoughts. And the overwhelming evolution of the Internet since the passage of the Act in February of 1996 creates a whole new set of problems for Congress to grapple with. Lots of stuff on the table with this one. For those interested in the text of the Act as it currently stands, the official citation is Telecommunications Act of 1996, Pub. LA. No. 104-104, 110 Stat. 56 (1996). Also, see the previous post on Dec. 4th below.

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