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Principle 4: Reduce intrastate access charges on telephone calls.

Reform voice call termination rates so there is parity and technological neutrality.

Principle 3: Oppose "network neutrality" regulations.

Attempts to legislate network neutrality risk a repeat of the disaster that was caused by the Telecom Act of 1996.

Principle 2: Repeal discriminatory taxes and fees on telecom services.

Phone calls and cable services are taxed at two times the rate as clothing, sporting goods, and other household products.

Principle 1: Encourage new investment in telecom services.

New investment in telecom services produces wide-reaching economic benefits.

Ten Principles of Telecom Policy: Introduction

Why do we need principles of telecom policy? First in a series of 12 daily episodes.

CES Episode 6: Interview with Larry Downes

James G. Lakely, managing editor of InfoTech & Telecom News interviews Larry Downes, author and nonresident fellow with the Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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