Primer on Broadband Consumer Choice Act of 2005

Posted by Bernie - August 11, 2005 (entry 347)

S 1504

Broadband Investment and Consumer Choice Act of 2005

Sponsor: Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.)

The bill lists several public interest objectives:

a. restoring U.S. leadership in global communications technology by making it easier for companies to compete for markets in the U.S.,

b. broadening the range of consumer options in broadband, satellite, and mobile service, and extending service to rural areas,

c. protecting consumers from dangers that a market-driven communications industry risks by, for example, protecting access to basic telephone service and providing for enforcement of quality standards.

The bill proposes to reach these goals by:

a. eliminating

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