Appearing on Forbes.com:
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 enacted during the Clinton administration was designed to create new competition in the broadcasting and telecommunications markets. And while some today debate its success, there is no debating its impact on New York City entrepreneurs Marshall Aronow and Andoni Economou.
The pair founded telecom services provider MetTel that year. Neither knew much about the sector but were willing to risk their successful careers to try and take advantage of the new competitive environment. Aronow is co-founder and CEO and Economou is co-founder and COO