TITLE

The Powell Play

AUTHOR(S)
Senia, Al
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
America's Network;9/1/2004, Vol. 108 Issue 13, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the leadership of Michael Powell as chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The federal agency that oversees national telecommunication regulation has grappled during the term of Powell with a spate of complicated technical issues that range from how and whether Internet telephony should be regulated, to inter-carrier compensation for network access, to providing for continued rural network and emergency services funding. After nearly seven years of service of the FCC, Powell is still laboring to implement a controversial vision that involves spawning new technologies such as voice over Internet protocol by applying a light regulatory touch, while favoring large and incumbent telephone carriers in matters such as inter-carrier network access.
ACCESSION #
14372997

 

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