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Telecommunications: Development of Competition in Local Telephone Markets
RCED-00-38: Published: Jan 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the development of competition in telecommunications markets, focusing on the: (1) development of competition in local telephone markets and the market strategies employed by new carriers in five states under the 1996 Telecommunications Act; and (2) key issues affecting that development and the enforcement activities of federal and s...
Federal Communications Commission: Wireless Radio Services--Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems
OGC-00-8: Published: Nov 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on wireless radio services. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would permit wireless carriers the use of handset-based solutions, or hybrid solutions that require changes both to handsets and wireless networks in providing caller location information as part of Enhanced 911 services; and (2) FCC co...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of the Telecommunications Industry
AIMD-99-293: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the readiness of the telecommunications industry in meeting the year 2000 technology challenge.GAO noted that: (1) basic network services are unlikely to be immediately disrupted by year 2000-related problems if networks are left unremediated according to experts who have been tracking and studying the telecommunications industry's y...