ERIC Number: ED207088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Remarks of Mark S. Fowler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission.
Fowler, Mark S.
This paper contains transcripts of two speeches given by the chairperson of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) outlining his philosophy concerning the function of that agency and its relationship to the telecommunications industry. The first transcript discusses the primary management objectives identified by the FCC as follows: (1) to create an unregulated, competitive marketplace environment for the development of telecommunications; (2) to eliminate unnecessary regulations and policies; (3) to provide service to the public in the most efficient, expeditious manner possible; (4) to promote the coordination and planning of international communication that assures the vital interests of the American public in commerce, defense, and foreign policy; and (5) to eliminate government action that infringes on the freedom of speech and the press. The second transcript discusses the need for eliminating excessive regulation of the broadcast industry, specifically those regulations that limit the development of program material for new media, such as cable television; limit the industry's ability to diversify by expanding into ownership of new technologies; require the strict examination of a licensee's character and actions; and restrict the airing of viewpoints as the broadcaster sees fit. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Federal Communications Commission
Note: Papers presented at the Meetings of the International Communications Association Telecommunications Conference '81 (Washington, DC, June 1, 1981) and the Oregon Association of Broadcasters (Newport, OR, June 12, 1981). Best copy available.