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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
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
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
Thompson, Brad; And Others – 1993
Some of the arguments for and against an industrial policy to invigorate the new High Definition Television (HDTV) industry are reviewed, arguing that the potential impact of an HDTV industry on the U.S. economy has been overstated and that the industry, considered to have great potential for educational and other uses, will cost consumers much…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Factors, Federal Legislation
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Rural Policy Research Inst. – 1997
The Rural Policy Research Institute's Rural Telecommunications Task Force assessed the rural impacts and unintended or adverse rural consequences of the Federal-State Joint Board's recommendations to the FCC regarding Section 254 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Ten critical rural components of the Joint Board recommendations are listed: (1)…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Financial Support
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