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  • The Communicators Rick Boucher and Jack Fields
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    Revising the 1996 Telecommunications Act

    Former Representatives Rich Boucher (D-VA) and Jack Fields (R-TX) talked about the 1996 Telecommunications Act and congressional efforts to rewrite it. Both men were instrumental in writing…

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  • Broadcast Spectrum Issues
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    Broadcast Spectrum Issues

    Witnesses testified about the use, regulation, and disposition of broadband spectrum for broadcasting and use by wireless technology platforms. Among the issues they addressed were consumer…

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  • Federal Communications Commission Oversight
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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Witnesses testified at an oversight hearing on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Chairman Genachowski outlined plan to make permanent network neutrality rules that would prevent…

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  • Rep Boucher at National Cable Telecommunications Association
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    Rep. Boucher at National Cable Telecommunications Association

    Representative Boucher spoke about cable television and the telecommunications industry. In his remarks he talked about proposed legislative measures affecting the industry, intellectual property…

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  • Congressional Telecommunications Agenda
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    Congressional Telecommunications Agenda

    Representative Rick Boucher talked about his agenda for the Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee since becoming its chairman at the start of the 111th Congress. Topics included how…

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  • Universal Telecommunications Service
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    Universal Telecommunications Service

    A hearing was held to examine the universal service programs designed to provide a baseline level of affordable voice telecommunications service to everyone in the United States in light of…

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  • Media Ownership Rules
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    Media Ownership Rules

    New FCC chairman Kevin Martin testified about his proposal to relax media ownership rules. The other four FCC commissioners and heads of various media groups testified about the plan.

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  • Future of Telecommunications Competition
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    Future of Telecommunications Competition

    A hearing was held on the future of telecommunications competition. The witnesses addressed the issues of forbearance, special access, municipal broadband and copper retirement.

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  • Network Neutrality
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    Network Neutrality

    Representative Rick Boucher talks about the future of telecommunications, bringing new technologies into rural areas, industry competition, and future legislative approaches to telecommunications regulation.…

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  • Telecommunications and the Internet Markup
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    Telecommunications and the Internet Markup

    The Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee held a markup of the “Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act of 2006.” The new bill will preserve the option for cable…

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  • Internet Regulation
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    Internet Regulation

    Witnesses testified about pending legislation, the Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act of 2006, which would prevent outdated regulations from stunting the growth of…

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  • Telecommunications Legislative Proposals
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    Telecommunications Legislative Proposals

    Rep. Rick Boucher was interviewed about telecommunications issues, including the February timetable for telecommunications legislative proposals, telco entry in the video marketplace, and…

    28 views
  • Budget Reconciliation Instructions Markup
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    Budget Reconciliation Instructions Markup

    The committee marked up portions of budget reconciliation instructions that fell under its jurisdiction, including energy and commerce budget reconciliations. In this portion of the…

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  • Mergers in the Telecommunications Industry
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    Mergers in the Telecommunications Industry

    Members of the House Energy and Commerce committee heard testimony on the state of the telecommunications industry, recent and proposed mergers by communications companies, federal…

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  • Digital Television Transition
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    Digital Television Transition

    Witnesses testified regarding the transition to digital television. This hearing focused on the timetable for the transition and the Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau’s plan to…

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  • Transition to Digital Television
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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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  • Politics Government and Digital Technology
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    Politics, Government and Digital Technology

    Members of Congress talked about the need to educate Congress in the issues of the digital revolution, and of electronic commerce in particular, and the work of the House Commerce Committee…

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  • Telecommunications Act Conference
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    Telecommunications Act Conference

    A conference committee made up of members of the House and Senate Commerce Committees and the House Judiciary Committee worked out differences in the Telecommunications Deregulation Act

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  • Telecommunications Act Conference
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    Telecommunications Act Conference

    Conferees from the House and Senate commerce committees debated the differences between the House and Senate versions of the Telecommunications Reform Act of 1995. Both bills are designed to…

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  • Telecommunications Act Markup Part 1
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    Telecommunications Act Markup Part 1

    Committee members held a markup session, in which they debate final language for the telecommunications regulation reform legislation.

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