Proposal on Telecommunications Regulation in the Digital Age

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 21, 2005

Press release from the Progress & Freedom Foundation: “Internet Challenges Regulatory Jurisdictions – Second DACA Working Group Addresses Federal-State Framework. The awkwardly constructed Telecom Act of 1996 has led to unnecessary tension among federal, state and local regulators, but the digital revolution has paved the way for a new framework. So concludes the Federal-State Framework Working Group of The Progress & Freedom Foundation’s Digital Age Communications Act (DACA). In a working draft paper and model legislation released today (26 pages, PDF), the Working Group proposes a new charter for federal, state and local cooperation that seeks to maximize the expertise and advantages of each regulatory level while recognizing the inherent interstate, and international, nature of the Internet. The paper is being released for public feedback, and will be presented next week at the National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (NARUC) summer meeting.”

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