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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
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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
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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
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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Luker, Mark A. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2005
The last major overhaul of U.S. federal telecommunications laws occurred nine years ago, with the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Now Congress--along with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), state and local governments, and a cast of thousands representing the interests of the telecommunications industry, its customers, and many other…
Descriptors: Information Services, Internet, Telecommunications, Higher Education
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Wigen, Wendy – EDUCAUSE Review, 2006
On August 5, 2005, nearly a year since requesting public comment on the issue, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to extend the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) to broadband Internet and interconnected Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers. This includes college and university campus networks, as…
Descriptors: Law Enforcement, Telecommunications, Compliance (Legal), Internet
Crowe, Thomas K. – Technology Connection, 1998
In the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Congress directed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish the Universal Service program to provide financial support for communications services for all K-12 schools/libraries. A Washington telecommunications attorney discusses eligible services and the application process, and offers tips…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid
Ferejohn, John; Shipan, Charles – 1988
This paper examines two issues in telecommunications policy in which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has attempted to pursue policies that were distant from the policy desires of their supervising committees in Congress, and in which congressmen made use of various instruments of congressional influence: the FCC's attempt to…
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Legislators
Nelson, Milo – Computers in Libraries, 1992
Discusses federal regulation of cable television. Topics addressed include Congressional legislation; Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines; pricing; conflicts between broadcasters and the cable industry; the telephone industry's entrance into the cable market; and possible effects of regulatory changes on educational television. (LRW)
Descriptors: Cable Franchising, Cable Television, Educational Television, Federal Legislation
Bolt, Nancy M.; Albritton, Phyllis M. – American Libraries, 1997
Universal service discounts for libraries and schools were promised by the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, but actually obtaining the discounts may prove difficult. This article examines obstacles to library qualification: eligibility requirements, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rulings, the application process, and…
Descriptors: Costs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1996
This report describes activities and accomplishments of the Federal Communications Commission's Disabilities Issues Task Force on disabilities issues from March 1995 through April 1996, its first year. Introductory material includes a message from the chairman of the Commission and a statement of the Task Force's purpose, which is to address…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation