The aspect of telecommunications in the human civilization plays an important role for both the historical development of the human society and the present continuous progress of the humankind. In the past, telecommunication becomes the catalysts for the effective and strong development of the society with its influence in the information access and the connection link between each individual that transverse geographical barrier and physical limitation.
Undeniably, the development in the telecommunication field likewise resulted to the progress of the society in concern of business, commercial, industrial, and scientific aspects thus, gaining momentum for the rapid improvement of the people. In the present, telecommunication is still being used as the main vehicle for continuous progress towards the future. Due to this importance, the society devote much interest and resources in promoting the effectiveness of the aspect of telecommunication through modifying its structural foundation by enacting supporting regulations and laws applicable to its midst.
In the realization of the said idealism, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was an influential transformation in the said field which revolutionize the development of its application and influence in the society. The said act mainly aim to reorganize and restructure the US Telecommunication sector with concern towards cost reduction and feasible expansion, including technological development in its midst for advancing, and the legal ownership structure of telecommunication concern for the best interest.
In general, the implementation of the said act pave the way for the telecommunication industry allowing private ownership to handle the said concern for the purpose and expansion and technological development. The ratification of the said act created an open industry for telecommunication which allows market competition and private management for the collective ideal development of the said field thus, benefiting the interest of the public.
In its implementation, the industry of telecommunication boomed with the entrance of numerous private organizations willing to invest in the said field and compete for economic value thus, bringing significant technological development, cost reduction for competition sake, and increase in the excellence of the service. In particular, the effects of the said act in the radio telecommunication industry is likewise significant namely the entrance of the different private organization willing to partake and invest in the said aspect of public service.
These organization are mainly characterized into two groups namely the locally owned stations and the big corporations. The difference between these two groups exists mainly in their operation concern and investment value related to the first. Locally owned stations are mainly small-scale with service interest towards only their local society or state needs thus, requiring and having only limited resources. Often, these groups expand on wider range with the accumulation of greater resources to support the said growth.
On the other hand, big corporation stations operate in wider scale involving numerous cities and states or the entire country and often the international market. With this scale, greater resources are required for their operation thus, making their group bigger in terms of economic value. Likewise, big corporation stations also expand their services in other means in the field of radio industry aside from the main telecommunication service such as producing new talents for commercial purposes and organizing events for their marketing aspect.
Indeed, with the implementation of the Telecommunication Act of 1996, different private organizations falling either on the two categories have entered the telecommunication industry creating the rapid expansion and development in the field of public and business telecommunications.
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