Analysis of The Telecommunications Act of 1996

By Fritz Messere, Assoicate Professor of Communication Studies at SUNY Oswego.
Faculty Fellow of the Annenberg Washington Program

Sources and suggested readings

Andrews, E.L. (1996, February 2). Congress Votes to Reshape Communications Industry Ending a 4-Year Struggle. New York Times, . pp. A1, D6.
Andrews, E.L. (1996, February 2). What the Bill Already Did. New York Times, pp. A1, D6.
Andrews, E.L. (1996, February 9). President Signs Telecommunications Bill." Cyber Times Extra, New York Times.
Benton Foundation, "Public Interest Issues in the Telecommunications Act of 1996." Internet WWW page, at URL (version February, 1996).
Carter, B. (1996, February 2). The Networks See Potential For Growth. New York Times, pp. D6.
Clinton, W. (1996, February 1). Statement By The President," Office of the Press Secretary, The White House (press release).
Clinton, W. (1996, February 8). "Remarks By The President In Signing Ceremony for the Telecommunications Act Conference Report." Library of Congress (press release).
Corazzini, R.F. and Barr, H.J. Telecommunications Act of 1996 Impact on Cable. Internet WWW page, at URL (current version 20 March 1996).
Federal Communications Commission. (FCC 96-99, Implementation of Section 302 of CS Docket No. 96-46 the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Open Video Systems) Internet WWW page, at URL (version current 20, March 1996).
Gutmann, P. "Telecommunications Act of 1996 Impact on Broadcast." Internet WWW page, at URL (version current 22 March 1996).
Hinden, S. (1996, March 24,) The Greatest Telecommunications Show in Years: The 1996 Legislation Leaves Fund Managers Wondering: Which Company's Act is a Winner? The Washington Post, wire services. pp. HO3.
Hundt, R. "It's the End of the World as We Know It." Internet WWW page, at URL (current version 20 March 1996).
Jones, K. (1996, February 29). Net Access Providers Worried As FCC Rethinks On-Line Regulation. Cyber Times Extra, New York Times,
Landler, M. (1996 February 2, ). For Telephone Companies, Excitement Over New Markets. New York Times, pp. D6.
Lewis, P. H. (1996, March 20). Internet Courtroom Battle Gets Cyberspace. Cyber Times Extra, New York Times,
"Overview of the Telecommunications Act of 1996." Internet WWW page, at (current version March 26,1996).
Raysman, R. and Brown, P. (1996, March 12). Liability of Internet Access Provider Under Decency Act. New York Law Journal, wire services. pp. 3
United States Congress, House of Representatives, 104 - H.R. 1555 , The Telecommunications Act of 1995, One Hundred Fourth Congress 1st. session, introduced 5/3/95.
United States Congress, Senate. S.652 - The Telecommunications Act of 1996, One Hundred Fourth Congress 2nd. Session, January 3, 1996.
United States Congress, Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee of Conference on S.652 - The Telecommunications Act of 1996, One Hundred Fourth Congress 2nd. Session, January 3, 1996.
wais.access.gpo.gov. Congressional Record: February 1, 1996 (House). pp. H1145-H1179.
Walsh, M. (1996, February 27). New Front Opens In Fight Against Indecency Law. American Lawyer Media L.P. The Recorder, wire services. pp. 1.
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