The Telecommunications Act Of 1996

This paper discusses the effects of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 on the Dayton, Ohio market.

The paper discusses that the Telecommunications Act of 1996 attempted to create competition in the local markets. The paper describes the Dayton Ohio telecommunication market before and after the act. The author feels that instead of improving the communications market, the act was hurtful and caused a lot of money to be lost within many companies that were in good standing before the act.
“Before the Telecommunication Act of 1996, Dayton, Ohio had many successful media communication. In the early 50s, there was the nation’s first licensed, non-commercial television station was Ohio’s WCET, Cincinnati, which went on the air in 1954. By 1960, three more public television stations had been licensed in Ohio. To sustain development of public TV in Ohio and to supply financial support and services to the stations, in 1961, the Ohio General Assembly formed the Ohio Educational Television Network Commission.”