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Connolly, Mary – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2015
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, speaking at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January, called for an open Internet which would make sure that ISPs had economic incentives to build better networks while still protecting consumers and innovators. His specific recommendations were shared with the other members of the FCC in February. One of…
Descriptors: Internet, Access to Information, Computer Mediated Communication, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Smith, Tammy Jorgensen; Benito, Nila – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
In response to the paucity of transition services available for students with intellectual disabilities, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) allocated grant funding to support model demonstration programs that promote successful transition into higher education. In accordance with the objectives of the HEOA, the Florida College…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mental Retardation, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education
Hartle, Terry W. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
A regulation issued by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires facilities-based Internet services providers who operate their own equipment, including colleges, to make their Internet systems compliant with a statute known as the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (Calea) by April 2007. However, the FCC does not…
Descriptors: Internet, Communications, Law Enforcement, Federal Legislation
Strauss, Karen Peltz – National Council on Disability, 2006
This paper explores the need to adopt legislative and regulatory safeguards to guarantee equal access by people with disabilities to evolving high speed broadband, wireless and Internet-based technologies. Recommendations include: (1) Communications Access--FCC or Congress: Extend the telecommunications accessibility requirements of Section 255 of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Disabilities, Telecommunications
Tepfer, C. S. – Educational Television, 1971
The FCC's recent cable television proposals relevant to educational television are quoted in full. (AK)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Educational Television, Federal Legislation
Avery, Robert K. – Public Telecommunications Review, 1977
The exemption of public broadcasters from certain FCC rules on multiple station ownership is discussed. (BD)
Descriptors: Educational Television, Federal Legislation, Public Television
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Wigen, Wendy – EDUCAUSE Review, 2005
As the telecommunications community braces itself for what may be the most significant change in telecommunications law since the breakup of Ma Bell, the decisions that will set the precedent for a new Telecommunications Act are already being made at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Although many of the changes will take years, one…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Federal Legislation, Law Enforcement, Internet
US House of Representatives, 2005
The purpose of this hearing was to examine the Federal Communications Commission's management and oversight of the E-Rate program. This subcommittee has done much to expose for Congress a range of problems in the E-Rate program management--problems that raise questions about the program's effectiveness and whether the Nation's taxpayers can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Investigations, Telecommunications, Public Agencies
US House of Representatives, 2010
The America COMPETES (Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science) Reauthorization Act of 2010 documented here is divided into the following titles: (1) Office of Science and Technology Policy (Coordination of Federal STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] education;…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, STEM Education, Public Agencies, Space Sciences
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Anderson, Byron – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2007
The openness of the Internet has greatly facilitated scholarly communication and led to creative developments in many fields. The Internet has been called the most democratic of media. In many countries, one does not need permission to post a new Web page. Public domain information flows freely and is widely accessible on an impartial basis to…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Networks, Telecommunications, Federal Legislation
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1971
Fiscal 1971 saw major actions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in all areas of its jurisdiction. In broadcasting, the FCC proposed new renewal rules and policies and issued a number of significant rulings on Fairness Doctrine matters. A policy statement outlining FCC cable television plans was submitted to the Congress. In the common…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Annual Reports, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television
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Greenfield, Rich – EDUCAUSE Review, 2006
Rich Greenfield examines the basics of today's net neutrality debate that is likely to be an ongoing issue for society. Greenfield states the problems inherent in the definition of "net neutrality" used by Common Cause: "Network neutrality is the principle that Internet users should be able to access any web content they choose and…
Descriptors: Free Enterprise System, Internet, Industry, Information Science
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1976
Subscription television (STV), established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1968, involves transmitting television programs over the air to viewers who pay for the service. The development, trial operation, and test results of subscription television are described in this report, along with four Commission reports, and FCC…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Industry, Certification, Commercial Television
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1971
The report summarizes the work of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in regulating the broadcast industry, common carriers and other users of the broadcast spectrum. The report is written in simple non-technical language suitable for grade school children who write the FCC asking for information about its activities. (MG)
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Industry, Federal Legislation
Educom Review, 1996
Presents an interview with Reed Hundt, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), who implemented the Education Task Force to coordinate the FCC's role in educational provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He asserts that writing clear rules for the communications sector will promote competition and ensure educational…
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Federal Legislation
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