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View Resource Report & Order in the Matter of Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service

The Federal Communications Commission has made available the full text of FCC 97-157, which focuses on universal service. The report "sets in motion universal service policies that will ensure all Americans, including low-income consumers and those who live in rural, insular, high cost areas, shall have affordable service and will help to connect eligible schools, libraries, and rural health care...
View Resource Federal Communications Commission: Wireline Competition

The Wireline Competition Bureau (formerly the Common Carrier Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate wireline telecommunications services. The Bureau pages provide user-friendly access to recently-released items, as well as information about the Bureau and descriptions of current proceedings. Visitors can browse FCC factsheets, read the Frequently Asked Questions...
View Resource S. 652: Telecommunications Act of 1996

The telecomm bill has passed and been signed into law. Full text of the Telecommunications Law is available via the Internet. The bill is available in sections (HTML): or in its entirety (text): or FTP to: and change directories to pub/thomas/c104. get s652.enr.txt