One Hundred Fourth Congress
United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,
the third day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-six
To promote competition and reduce regulation in order to secure
lower prices and higher quality services for American
telecommunications consumers and encourage the rapid deployment of
new telecommunications technologies.
[Italic->] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of America in Congress
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; REFERENCES.
(a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the `Telecommunications
Act of 1996'.
(b) REFERENCES- Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever
in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an
amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the
reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other
provision of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 151 et seq.).
SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.
The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; references.
Sec. 2. Table of contents.
Sec. 3. Definitions.
TITLE I--TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES
SUBTITLE A--TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
Sec. 101. Establishment of part II of title II.
`PART II--DEVELOPMENT OF COMPETITIVE MARKETS
Sec. 102. Eligible telecommunications carriers.
Sec. 103. Exempt telecommunications companies.
Sec. 104. Nondiscrimination principle.
SUBTITLE B--SPECIAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING BELL OPERATING
Sec. 151. Bell operating company provisions.
`PART III--SPECIAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING BELL OPERATING
TITLE II--BROADCAST SERVICES
Sec. 201. Broadcast spectrum flexibility.
Sec. 202. Broadcast ownership.