Communications Policy in Transition: The Internet and Beyond by Benjamin M. Compaine

By Benjamin M. Compaine

Until eventually the Eighties, it was once presumed that technical swap in such a lot communications companies may perhaps simply be monitored from centralized nation and federal organizations. This presumption was once lengthy outmoded sooner than the commercialization of the net. With the net, the long-forecast convergence of voice, video, and textual content bits turned a fact. laws, capped via the Telecommunications Act of 1996, created new quasi-standards corresponding to "fair" and "reasonable" for the FCC and courts to use, resulting in nonstop litigation and coffee gridlock.This ebook addresses a number of the many telecommunications parts on which public coverage makers, company strategists, and social activists needs to succeed in contract. subject matters comprise the legislation of entry, net structure in a advertisement period, communications infrastructure improvement, the electronic Divide, and knowledge coverage concerns resembling highbrow estate and the retransmission of television programming through the web.

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Under the Commission’s 120-day request process, an ISP that requests a new ONA basic service from the BOC or GTE must receive a response within 120 days regarding whether the BOC or GTE will provide the service. The BOC or GTE must give specific reasons if it will not offer the service. The BOC or GTE’s evaluation of the ISP request is to be based on the ONA selection criteria set forth in the original Phase I Order: (1) market area demand; (2) utility to ISPs as perceived by the ISPs themselves; (3) feasibility of offering the service based on its cost; and (4) technical feasibility of offering the service.

ONA Review, 4 FCC Rcd. at 171, par. 325. See also GTE ONA, 11 FCC Rcd. at 1398, par. 16. 97. GTE ONA, 11 FCC Rcd. at 1427–28, par. 93. See also ONA Review, 4 FCC Rcd. at 59, par. 110. 98. In re The Bell Atlantic Telephone Companies’ Offer Of Comparably Efficient Interconnection To Intranet Management Service Providers, CCBPol 98-01, DA 98-1655, Order, 13 FCC Rcd. 15617, par. 27 (CCB August 20, 1998); Ameritech’s CEI Plan, 13 FCC Rcd. at 97, par. 45; BOC’s Joint Petition, 13 FCC Rcd. at 13758–59, par.

97. GTE ONA, 11 FCC Rcd. at 1427–28, par. 93. See also ONA Review, 4 FCC Rcd. at 59, par. 110. 98. In re The Bell Atlantic Telephone Companies’ Offer Of Comparably Efficient Interconnection To Intranet Management Service Providers, CCBPol 98-01, DA 98-1655, Order, 13 FCC Rcd. 15617, par. 27 (CCB August 20, 1998); Ameritech’s CEI Plan, 13 FCC Rcd. at 97, par. 45; BOC’s Joint Petition, 13 FCC Rcd. at 13758–59, par. 3. 99. ” Computer III FNPRM 1998, 13 FCC Rcd. at 6100, note 263. 100. Computer III FNPRM 1998, 13 FCC Rcd.

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