Thune could take on the lead role at a time when residents in even the most isolated parts of country demand faster Internet connection, the Argus Leader (http://argusne.ws/1qSzNOg ) reported Sunday. But whether he takes charge of the committee or remains the second in command depends on Republicans winning control of the
Thune says telecommunications reforms are "long overdue" and would be a "high priority" if he were chairman of the
How the Telecommunications Act that was signed into law in 1934 is changed and which companies are affected could spur or deter investments in new technologies and affect millions of customers.
"Don't look at this as a national issue that doesn't affect
The last drastic revision of the law occurred in 1996, when the majority of Internet customers in the U.S. used a clunky dial-up connection and very few had a mobile device. U.S. Sen.
Owen said to regulations must carefully balance
Thune said the outdated law has led to a number of legal challenges and uncertainty for the
"There is a marketplace out there that is kind of clamoring for clarity and for getting away from the ambiguity that is leading to all these legal challenges and for
Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com
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