ERIC Number: ED121353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-21
Reference Count: N/A
Current Policy Problems at the FCC.
Wiley, Richard E.
In the past year the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has instituted new programs and initiatives designed to improve the exchange of information between the Commission and the research and academic community. An Office of Plans and Policy has been formed. As a result of the Future Planning Conference held last year, a research project is underway to examine and recommend changes in the common carrier accounting structure. The next Future Planning Conference will explore possible improvements and alternatives to rate of return regulation in the common carrier industry. Future plans call for inquiry and rulemaking into the data communications and data processing issue, which would incorporate into the rulemaking proceedings the record of a public technological session and a future planning conference. More research will be sponsored into the social consequences of communications, especially into the effect on children of televised advertisements of over-the-counter drugs. The FCC will aslo fund research into many other communications problems in order to provide the agency with hard data on which to base their rulemaking procedures. (JY)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.