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FCC Sees Possible End to Land Lines, Plans Experiments in Limited Markets

by Lon Seidman | Feb 5, 2014 7:18pm
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While efforts in Connecticut to relax telephone provider regulations failed in the last legislative session, the Federal Communications Commission is beginning a set of experiments to prepare for “historic technological transformations” in the telecommunications industry as more consumers move away from traditional wireline services.

“New technologies can deliver efficient, innovative services to consumers, spark investment, and grow the economy,” the agency said in a January 30 press release. “But at this time, consumers can revert to legacy services if the newer technologies don’t meet their needs.”

A legislative battle erupted in Connecticut last year as AT&T and other telecommunications providers asked for changes in regulations given this shift in the marketplace.

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