Wednesday, October 6, 2004 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Study Calls for Broad Reform

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a massive study on the telecommunications sector today. The authors made six major recommendations for regulatory reform:

1. Sunset resale obligations in the long-run - but get rid of TELRIC now.
2. Open up 438 MHz of additional spectrum for wireless carriers.
3. Deregulate cable modems and DSL.
4. Federal jurisdiction over Internet services.
5. Support the USF through general tax revenues.
6. Move to adopt a voucher program on the distribution side of USF.

Among other things, the study projects that these reforms will result in over 200,000 new jobs and $58 billion in new capital investment. A summary is available here.

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