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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.

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.
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