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Evolution of Wired Communications Networks: Hearing before the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, October 23, 2013   [open pdf - 2MB]

This testimony compilation is from the October 23, 2013 hearing "The Evolution of Wired Communications Networks" before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the Memorandum dated October 21, 2013: "Just 30 years ago, the communications networks of the United States consisted of the twisted pair of copper telephone wires that ran to most homes, three nationwide broadcast networks, and a fledgling cable industry laying coaxial cables to deliver video to homes. […] A generation raised on the Internet and the power and flexibility of Internet Protocol expect our nation's laws to reflect the technological progress and innovation that has been the economic engine of the United States for decades. Despite our country's staggering technological achievements, our laws fail to reflect the fundamental truth of the last 30 years of investment and innovation: networks are increasingly fungible. […] The Subcommittee's hearing is focused on how the evolution of these networks away from older and less flexible ways of delivering services is impacting consumers and the companies that invest in delivering service to them, and ultimately, whether the laws that were enacted to govern these discrete services are appropriate in an Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled world." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Greg Walden, Fred Upton, John D. Burke, James W. Cicconi, Harold Feld, Mark Iannuzzi, and Randolph May.

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