The Baby Bells' Path To A Level Playing Field

Robert Kuttner's point was well taken in describing the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as complex ("Don't let the Baby Bells stall competition," Economic Viewpoint, Mar. 31). In order to ease the transition process to a competitive local marketplace, Congress included in the act a 14-point competition checklist that dictates the specific requirements the Bell companies must comply with to establish a level playing field for competing companies.

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