ERIC Number: ED064862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-30
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Regulatory and Policy Problems Presented by the Interdependence of Computer and Communication Services and Facilities.
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.
Various petitions submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for reconsideration and the FCC's response and discussion of these petitions are described in this memorandum. First, the questions raised by the petitioners are presented: "Did the Commission err in deciding not to impose a complete bar on communications common carriers engaging directly or indirectly in data processing services?"; assuming that the FCC was correct--"Were the safeguards imposed thereon to prevent anti-competitive, discriminatory, and cross-subsitization practices, too rigid or not rigid enough?"; and "Does the FCC have sufficient jurisdiction and statutory authority to take the action it has taken?". Next, the contentions of the petitioners are summarized and the FCC's position regarding each of the contentions is clarified and carefully discussed. The paper concludes with the statement that the aforementioned petitions for reconsideration are denied. (SH)
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Sponsor: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.