In common with other segments of the contemporary environment, telephony, radio, and television have benefited from the introduction of solid-state devices and digital computer techniques. In addition, in the United States, the measured pace of telecommunication evolution in a regulated market, which characterized the first three-quarters of this century, has been shattered by the adoption of a procompetition philosophy by regulators, the breakup of the world’s largest telephone company under the supervision of a federal court, and the entry of new firms into the telecommunication market that possess substantial resources earned from other endeavors. The result is a highly fluid environment in which providers seek to interest users in a plethora of advanced telecommunication services and computer-based equipment which have applications at work and at home.
KeywordsFederal Communication Commission Telecommunication Service Telecommunication Industry Access Line Dominant Service
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