Federal Regulation of Telephone Companies and Telephone Services

Law relating to telephone companies and services are regulated by both federal and state laws.  The most notable among the federal law regulating telephone is The Communication Act of 1934. Another notable federal law is the the federal Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968.  This Act prohibits the willful interception of telephone communication by means of any electronic, mechanical, or other device without an applicable exemption.  There are two principal exceptions to this provision, namely: consent and “business telephone exception”.


Inside Federal Regulation of Telephone Companies and Telephone Services