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FCC Chair Says Time to Move On From Century-Old Phone System

November 20, 2013

Turning the landline phone system into something that works more like Skype will require a lot of tinkering with the rules governing the industry, including everything from how the new system would handle 911 calls to more complicated things like laws governing competition and universal access to the phone network. The FCC has previously decided not to regulate broadband internet as a telecom service, meaning broadband isn’t subject to the same set of rules as landline phone services.


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