How The BOCs Work Washington And Why It Matters

Levine, Hank; Blaszak, Jim
August 2007
Business Communications Review;Aug2007, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p66
Trade Publication
This article explains the way in which the telecommunications companies Bell Operating Companies work, and why they are relevant to those within the U.S. telecommunications and information technology fields. It discusses the way that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission regulates telecommunications carriers, such as AT&T, Verizon, and Qwest, all of which comprise Bell Operating Companies. Information about the effect of these policies and regulations on telephone customers is presented. The Telecommunications Act of 1996, and its effect on the U.S. domestic telecommunications market, is discussed.


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