Senate considers revising Telecom Reform Act

By David
February 10, 2005

“The Internet rated only a footnote in the landmark 1996 Telecommunications Reform Act. Now, the Net is such serious competition for the telecom industry that many legislators favor at least “tinkering with” the 1996 act, said Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.), speaking at today’s Washington conference sponsored by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee.

Burns said he thinks the act needs rewriting after only nine years because technology is moving so much faster than in the past—it was three decades before the 1934 telecom law was rewritten […]”