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Table 1: The class of 1999
Separate telecommunication regulators in the Americas: date and instrument of creation, reporting structure, and financing, 1999

Country Regulator Created Reports to Financed by
Argentina Comisión Nacional de Comunicaciones Decree N1626. Began 1996. Minister of Infrastructure Fees from regulated companies
Bolivia Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones Law 1600 (Ley SIRESE) of 1994. Began 1995. Ministry of Economic Development Regulatory fees from operators
Belize Office of Telecommunications Began 1988. Ministry of Utilities, Transport & Communication Government appropriation
Brazil Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações Telecommunication Law of 1997. Began 1997. Independent, but linked to the Ministry Government appropriation, licence and spectrum.
Canada Canadian Radio-television and Telecom Commission 1968 Broadcast Act and 1976 CRTC Act. Parliament through the Minister of Heritage Government appropriation
Colombia Comisión de Regulación de Telecomunicaciones Law 142. Began 1994. Head of state Fees from regulated companies
Costa Rica Autoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos Law 7593 of 1996. Legislative Assembly Fees, government appropriation.
Dominican Republic Instituto Dominicano de Telecomunicaciones General Telecommunication Law Nro. 153-98. 1998 Independent with oversight of Contraloría General de la República Percentage of CDT; spectrum and license fees, government appropriation.
Ecuador Consejo Nacional de Telecomunicaciones 1995 Special Telecom Reform Law. Began 1995. Head of state Licence and spectrum fees
El Salvador Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecom Siget Law, Decree 808, October 1995. Ministry of Economy License and spectrum fees and other sources
Guatemala Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones 1996 General Telecom Law. Began 1996. Ministry of Communic., Transp. and Public Works Spectrum fees
Guyana National Frequency Management Unit Telecommunications Act 1990. Began 1992. Independent License fees

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