Washington Post article is a good post-Powell FCC primer

In the light of chair Michael Powell's resignation,what are the telecommunications issues a reconstituted Federal Communications Commissionmust face?As the pre-eminent newspaper in the nation's capital, The Washington Postis ideally positioned to analyze the FCC and other government agencies.

In the light of chair Michael Powell's resignation,what are the telecommunications issues a reconstituted Federal Communications Commissionmust face?

As the pre-eminent newspaper in the nation's capital, The Washington Postis ideally positioned to analyze the FCC and other government agencies. That's why this newspaper's Web site is worth a click or two at times such as these.

An article in today's edition (free registration required to read) examines the issues that a post-Powell FCC must deal with.

If all the stakeholder-driven hissing and dissing I've been reporting on here has left your head spinning and your eyes glazed over, I recommend the Washington Post article as a good primer.

In the piece, reporter Jonathan Krim reviews the whole landscape ofcontroversies that must be decided. Some of these are telecommunictions issues.

These bones of contention include the desire of some phone companies to be freed from the obligation of making their lines available to competing access providers,how VoIP providers will be able to ensure access to the DSL lines of competing carriers, and whether or not to revisit access charges to revive the FCC's rapidly depleting Federal Universal Service Fund.

After you read the article, I'd welcome your questions. Post a Talkback.

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