18 Years – Time for an Update

February 7, 2014

Today marks the 18th Anniversary of the signing of the 1996 Telecom Act. In these 18 years the communications market has changed dramatically – changes that warrant an update to our laws. The notion that our broadband market has fallen into some sort of static equilibrium without competition is not only empirically wrong but incredibly myopic. The upheaval since the ’96 Act should caution us against taking strong regulatory action based on fleeting understandings of the market.