The Telecommunications Act of 1996

Today the President signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Remarks by the President in signing ceremony

Listen to the audio of the President and Vice President's remarks.

A brief summary of the bill is available.

To read the full text of the Telecommunications Act you need to visit the Library of Congress. Look under bills of the 104th Congress, and search "enrolled bills" for "telecommunications act of 1996"

The President's statement on the passage of the Act and the Vice President's statement on the passage of the Act are also available.

The Vice President outlined the Administration's goals in telecommunications reform in a major address in January 1994 in Los Angeles. Additional information about the Administration's telecommunications policies may be found at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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