Carterfone decision


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Carterfone decision

The FCC decree in 1968 that permitted users to connect their own telephone equipment to the public telephone system.
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When the FCC reached the Carterfone decision to remove
The FCCs 1968 Carterfone decision -- celebrating its 40th anniversary this year -- is frequently cited as a key legal precedent for Net Neutrality and open access.
This membership does not include voting privileges but as Ton Kopitowsky, CMA president at the time the vote was taken, commented, "Several years have elapsed since divestiture and even longer since the Carterfone decision.
June 27, 1968 Carterfone decision, allows customer-owned equipment