Former Rep. Boucher: Govt. Should Set Sunset Date for PSTN | Broadcasting & Cable

Former Rep. Boucher: Govt. Should Set Sunset Date for PSTN | Broadcasting & Cable

The House Energy & Commerce Committee this week will be assembling comments in response to its request for help in teeing up a rewrite of communications law in the face of technological changes like broadband deployment and resulting online content delivery. But former House Communications Subcommittee Chair Rick Boucher (D-Va.), who was instrumental in the 1996 Telecom Act, has plenty of advice for his former colleagues according to IIA’s comments, including sunsetting the public-switched telephone network (PSTN) by the end of this decade in favor of Internet protocol (IP)-based communications.

via Former Rep. Boucher: Govt. Should Set Sunset Date for PSTN | Broadcasting & Cable.

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