We have come a long way since the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell, and yet, many of us do not know what POTS is. Explain in your own words why the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was created? Why was this Act so important to service carriers?
Why the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was Created
In February 1, 1996, the congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 which was signed eight days later (on February 8) by the then sitting president Bill Clinton. This act resulted in major changes to the field of telecommunication, internet and cable Televisions. The act was created to inspire healthy competition among the service providers.
Why Was this Act so Important to Service Carriers
This act was so important to service carriers because apart from allowing them to compete, it specified laws governing the competition, circumstances that the Local Exchange Carriers (LEC) need to meet in order to provide long-distance service and removed restrictions on cable Television rates. The act helped small service providers like the Regional Bell Operating Companies to explore new marketplaces as the act allowed them to expand to long-distance Service provision.