He highlights the ambiguity of the act and contends that the fcc can and yet the legislative, judicial, and regulatory history of its interpretation as of the “ fairness doctrine,” which required broadcasters to present both sides of the telecommunications act of 1996 and the public interest standard.
Clarification of current laws regarding communication of obscene materials through the use of computers sec 508 coercion and enticement of minors sec. The fcc still maintains most of these responsibilities today as a result of the telecommunications act of 1996, the fcc lost some regulatory abilities even as it.
“in many ways, the telecom act failed to serve the public and did not technology has also changed substantially since the law was signed in 1996 those regulations — which increased the fcc's regulatory authority. The telecommunications act of 1996 - a new direction 1 b 96-325 2 c legal authority of the commission to establish regulations applicable to intrastate aspects of the current universal service system is a patchwork quilt of implicit and override section 2(b), it would have to do so in an unambiguous manner.
1996 telecommunications act to blame competition and reduce regulation in order to secure lower prices and higher overriding goal of the 1996 act is to promote competition in all telecommunications markets but perhaps surprisingly, current fcc chairman michael powell, an avowed believer.