FCC Drops More Than 120 'Outdated' Rules

Law360, New York (May 17, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission lifted more than a 120 “outdated” rules on phone companies and partly granted a bid by a broadband communications trade group USTelecom, the agency said Friday just as its Chairman Julius Genachowski exits his role.

The FCC unanimously agreed to drop 126 rules, a move Genachowski said Friday would save “millions of dollars” and eliminate rules that could turn off investors in a digital age, according to its Friday statement announcing the move. The dropped rules include a requirement for phone companies to...
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