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    Broadband Access and Capabilities During Pandemic

    The Senate Commerce Committee convened a hearing to examine broadband access and capabilities amid the coronavirus pandemic. Witnesses included executives from the telecommunications and…

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    T-Mobile-Sprint Proposed Merger

    The heads of T-Mobile and Sprint testified before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the proposed merger that would form the country’s second largest wireless carrier. They talked about how the…

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    AT&T-Time Warner Proposed Merger

    Chief executive officers Randall Stephenson of AT&T and Jeffrey Bewkes of Time Warne, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, and other telecommunications experts testified at a hearing on possible…

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    Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger and its impact on consumers. David Cohen of Comcast and Arthur Vinson of Time-Warner told…

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    Digital Television Transition, Panel 2

    The Federal Communications Commission held a meeting about the partial transition to digital television that took place on February 17, 2009. Panelists also made recommendations for the…

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    Telecommunications Policy, Part 1

    After opening remarks, two working groups presented proposals for future telecommunications policies. The first panel focused on public access to telecommunications technology, the…

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    Video Franchising

    The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on video franchising. The hearing was one of a series of hearings on telecommunications issues held by the…

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    Digital Television Household Transition and Spectrum

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee heard testimony in the second part of a hearing on digital television. Witnesses testified about household transition and spectrum…

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    Telecommunications Act

    The Media and Democracy Coalition, representing 116 interest groups, held a news conference about the release of its “Bill of Media Rights.” The report criticized the 1996…

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    Transition to Digital Television

    Witnesses testified about the implementation of digital broadcast television and about lingering industry obstacles to its implementation by a mandated deadline in 2006. Among the issues…

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    Local Telephone Competition

    Service providers and consumer advocates testified about the status of competition among local telephone companies and the effectiveness of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

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    Mergers and Consolidation in the Communications Industry

    Witnesses testified about the state of the telecommunications industry and about the recent wave of mergers in the industry. Among the issues they addressed were to effects of the mergers…

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    MCI Worldcom / Sprint Merger

    Witnesses testified about a potential merger between MCI Worldcom and Sprint. Among the issues addressed were the state of competition in long-distance telephone service, consumer…

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    AT&T and Media One Merger

    Consumer advocates talked to reporters about a potential merger between AT&T and Media One. They opposed the merger saying that it would decrease competition in the communications industry…

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    Internet and Broadband Issues

    Committee members heard testimony from information industry officials about proposed legislation to regulate the Internet. The legislation would assess the impact of regulation that would…

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    Telecommunications Mergers: Internet Service

    Panelists discussed the proposed merger between AT&T and TCI cable services. They focused on if the merger will benefit local customers with increased competition and lower rates. They also…

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    Telecommunications Industry Consolidations

    Panelists discussed the effects of consolidation on competition within the telecommunications industry. Of specific concern was a proposed merger between Bell Atlantic and GTE. Among the…

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    Consolidation in Telecommunications Industry

    House Judiciary committee members heard testimony from law enforcement officials and representatives of telecommunication corporations on the recent mergers taking place in the industry.…

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    Telephone Industry Mergers Consumer Impact

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from representatives from communications companies and consumer groups. They discussed the effect on consumers when telephone and other communication…

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    Telephone Solicitation

    The subcommittee heard testimony on legislation regulating telephone transmissions in the U.S., including unsolicited computer voice calls and long-distance service billing procedures.…

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