Republican Victories Could Re-energize Efforts to Rewrite Communications Act
22 October 2014Bloomberg BNA
The primary law in the United States governing the telecommunications industry is the Communications Act of 1934. Congress adopted the Act during the Great Depression, at a time when the latest consumer technology was broadcast radio. Congress last updated the law nearly 20 years ago, when most people accessed the Internet using dial-up and "smartphones" were still science fiction.