The Federalist Society

A Proposal for a New Digital Age Communications Act

October 4, 2005

Randolph J. May, James A. Speta

Technological and marketplace developments have forced a re-thinking of the premises of communications regulation. Advances in transmission technologies, in computerized switching, and in the creation of digital content have fundamentally altered the communications and information services marketplace. Innovative digital services and applications, coupled with high-speed broadband delivery networks, are radically changing the frontier of whole industries and markets by enabling new competitors to enter the marketplace. Most importantly, this combination of new technologies and increased marketplace competition across almost all communications markets means individuals and businesses have access to more communications and
information services than ever before....

A Proposal for a New Digital Age Communications Act  


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