ERIC Number: ED044939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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FCC, CATV, ETV, and ITFS.
Schwartz, Louis; Woods, Robert A.
Actions taken in 1970 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are reviewed and discussed in this paper. These actions include amendment of educational broadcast rules for the first time in 17 years, decisions in the area of educational programing, a decision regarding the ultra high frequency (UHF)-land mobile dilemma, and a promise to initiate proceedings to reserve the 31 Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS) channels (2500-2690 megahertz) for exclusive educational and instructional purposes. The Commission also made proposals favorable to the use of satellites by educational interests. Regulations were proposed by the Commission relative to community antenna television (CATV). This is not an exhaustive list; all in all, the Commission, in 1970, took a number of unprecedented actions affecting educators, educational communicators, and communications technology. (MF)
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Identifiers: Federal Communications Commission; Instructional Communications Service; Public Dividend Plan; World Administrative Radio Conference
Note: Speech given before the 46th Annual Conference of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, Washington, D.C., November 8-11, 1970