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  • Competition For Local Telephone Services
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    Telecommunications Act of 1996 In February of 1996, the U.S. Congress enacted the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Act was one of the most substantial changes in the regulation of any industry in recent history. The Act replaced all current laws, FCC regulations, and the consent degree and subsequent court rulings under which AT&T was broken into the "baby Bells". It also overruled all existing state laws and prohibited states from introducing new laws. Practically overnight, the telecommunic...
  • Major Impact On The Public Telephone Network
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    TEL 109 Quiz #1 Spring 2005 Instructions: 1. This quiz is regarded as "open notes" only. This means you may use any notes you have taken in class, or any handouts that were give to you in class but not your textbook. 2. Each question carries equal weight (20 pts each). 3. Partial credit will be given where warranted, but you must write out some response for each question. 4. The grade for this quiz will be averaged together with the grade for quiz #2 and this average will represent 1/3 of your t...
  • Telephone Service
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    The Telephone The telephone itself is a rather simple appliance. A microphone, called the transmitter, and an earphone, called the receiver, are contained in the handset. The microphone converts speech into its direct electrical analog, which is transmitted as an electrical signal; the earphone converts received electrical signals back to sound. The switch hook determines whether current flows to the telephone, thereby signaling the central office that the telephone is in use. The ringer respond...
  • Local And Long Distance Telephone Service
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    I work for SBC Telecommunication which is the second largest telecommunication company in the world, and is ranked number 24 on Fortune's Magazine top 500 businesses in the world. SBC operates in thirteen states. SBC has been trying to enter the long distance market for over 18 years but to no avail. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) kept denying their request to provide long distance service. SBC was told on many occasions that they had an unfa...
  • Adsl Service
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    Overview Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) uses the plain twisted pair wiring already carrying phone service to subscribers' homes to transmit video signals and high-speed data to the home. ADSL uses adaptive digital filtering to overcome noise and other problems on the line. Initially, the telephone companies hoped to use ADSL to provide Video on Demand service in competition with cable pay-per-view and neighborhood video rental stores. But ADSL can also offer a wide range of other ap...

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