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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
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC. – 1981
The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) program for regulating domestic telecommunications common carriers is assessed in this report, and several recommendations are made to the Congress and the FCC for improving the regulatory framework provided by the Communications Act of 1934. A digest of the report and a review of the nation's…
Descriptors: Accounting, Cost Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
US Congress, 2011
The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-358) was put in place to invest in innovation through research and development, to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes. The table of contents for this Act is as follows: (1) Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents; (2) Sec. 2. Definitions; and (3)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Computation, Research and Development, Innovation
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Rural Policy Research Inst. – 1996
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) appointed a Joint Board to recommend changes in existing FCC rules to fulfill the regulatory mandates of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Joint Board, which consists of three FCC commissioners, four State commissioners, and one consumer advocate, issued its recommendations to the FCC in a 500-page…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1975
Arguments on the application of the Alabama Educational Television Commission (AETC) for license renewal of eight educational television stations were heard before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Individuals from Black Efforts for Soul on Television and the National Association of Black Media Producers opposed the renewals, claiming…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Audiences, Broadcast Television, Civil Rights Legislation
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. – 1989
For this document the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation reports favorably on the Children's Television Act of 1989 and recommends that it be passed. The aims of the legislation are to increase the amount of educational and informational television programming available to children and to protect children from…
Descriptors: Certification, Childrens Television, Commercial Television, Educational Television
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1974
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Report and Policy Statement on Children's Television Programs summarizes the findings of a series of hearings held in response to a petition of Action for Children's Television (ACT), urging that the FCC prohibit sponsorship and commercials in children's programing, forbid product mention by program…
Descriptors: Commercial Television, Educational Television, Federal Legislation, Programing (Broadcast)
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. – 1993
A hearing was held on Senate Bill 335, the Emerging Telecommunications Technologies Act of 1993, a bill that requires the federal government to transfer 200 megahertz of spectrum to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for new technologies. Integral to this measure, a bipartisan effort, is a provision that will allow the FCC to use…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government Role
Rostow, Eugene V. – 1975
Prepared by a consultant for the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (ATT), this memorandum contends that recent decisions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have violated the provisions of the Communications Act of 1934 that assured the maintenance and improvement of the integrated switch telephone network managed by ATT and its…
Descriptors: Communications, Federal Legislation, Information Networks, Telecommunications
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. – 1986
A Senate hearing on the cable porn and dial-a-porn control bill is presented in this document. Opening statements by Senators Jeremiah Denton, Arlen Specter, and Jesse Helms discuss the need for this bill and its content. The text of the bill itself is included. Jack D. Smith, General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)…
Descriptors: Cable Television, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Pornography
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. – 1985
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…
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Government Role
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Rural Policy Research Inst. – 1997
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 constitutes a major overhaul of telecommunications law and will have a major impact on rural residents, communities, schools, libraries, and hospitals. This paper presents 68 key points from the Federal Communication Commission's Universal Service Report and Order, Section X: Schools and Libraries, which contains…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Consortia, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. – 1988
This report provides transcripts of two hearings held 6 months apart before a subcommittee of the House of Representatives on three bills which would require the Federal Communications Commission to reinstate restrictions on advertising on children's television programs. The texts of the bills under consideration, H.R. 3288, H.R. 3966, and H.R.…
Descriptors: Advertising, Childrens Television, Commercial Television, Federal Legislation