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Principle 8: End or reform carrier-of-last-resort and build-out obligations.

In competitive markets, carrier-of-last-resort and build-out requirements can be replaced with competitively neutral subsidies.

Principle 7: Exempt competitive services from utility commission jurisdiction.

There is no reason for a utility commission to retain jurisdiction to intervene in a marketplace that has become competitive.

Principle 6: Give providers greater freedom to set prices.

Competition, not regulation, is the way to ensure that prices are as low as possible.

Principle 5: End requirements that telcos file tariff notices.

Incumbent telephone companies shouldn't have to give advance notice of their price and service decisions to competitors.

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.
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