Telecommunication Legislation and Regulation
The Public Utilities Commission opened a docket in 1993 relating to the Hawaii's
telecommunications infrastructure. Telecommunications providers and
prospective providers, as well as major users including the State of Hawaii,
Department of Education, University of Hawaii and Hawaii Public Broadcasting
Authority, participated in hearings on the docket. In January 1995 the PUC
collected additional user input at Hawaii Information Congress '95. Input
collected from the 175 attendees of the conference (identified as the state's
heaviest users) provided both the Legislature and the PUC with additional
decision-making data. The PUC Administrative Rules were issued in 1996 and Docket 7702 continues today.
If your looking for information relating to Federal Legislation click here to link to
the Thomas site.
Information relating to the Federal Communications Commission can be found
at the FCC site.
An excellent resource of telecommunications related information can be found at the University of Michigan.
During the last week in February 1995 the
G7 International Conference met in
Brussels to discuss global information. While much was said, here is one
important (and ageless) message of the conference that carries a tone to which HENC adheres.
Up to the minute federal government information is available via today's Federal
Other Telecommunications Activities, Sites and Readings
A local sparkling jewel of international telecommunications activities can be
reached by contacting the Pacific Telecommunications Council.
Benton Foundation is located in Washington D.C. and has an on-going working
relationship with nonprofit organizations and strives to gain an effective voice
for social change through the emerging communications environment. Check
out the Benton Foundation's work relating to communications policy.