ERIC Number: ED263904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-3
Reference Count: N/A
International Satellite Issues: The Roles of the Executive Branch and FCC. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection, and Finance of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
This hearing addressed the general topic of the role of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in establishing U.S. policy toward new international communications satellite systems. Statements presented by the following people are included: (1) Mark S. Fowler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission; (2) David J. Markey, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, Department of Commerce; and (3) William J. Schneider, Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science, and Technology, Department of State. Materials submitted for the record include: (1) Commerce Department: letter, dated April 16, 1985 from Kenneth Robinson to Donald Watt re documents bearing on the matter of Intelsat pricing policy; (2) State Department: views of the Department of State on "Flexibility to Compete: Intelsat in an Era of Separate Systems," and a position paper, "Intelsat Legal Opinion concerning the Determination of Intelsat Space Segment Utilization Charges;" (3) Telecommunications, Consumer Protection, and Finance Subcommittee: "Competition in International Transmission Facilities," article by Representative James T. Broyhill; notice of inquiry and proposed rulemaking from the Federal Communications Commission; remarks by Timothy Wirth before the American Enterprise Institute on March 5, 1985; and "A White Paper on New International Satellite Systems," a paper by the Departments of State and Commerce. (JB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.