Communications: Unification and Regulation

Archive Report

American Communication Systems

Many baffling problems confront the radio and wire communication services of the United States today and the government in its dealings with the companies rendering these services. Prominent among the problems at present commanding public attention are those raised by conflicts of radio patent rights and charges of attempted monopoly; the complicated questions involved in the distribution of licenses among applicants for wave lengths and the equalization of radio transmission and reception among the five regional zones into which the country has been divided by law; the question whether or not competition shall continue in the field of international communications; and the general problem of public regulation of communication services.

While all of these problems are much in the public mind, the last ...

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