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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)
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
Network Project Notebook, 1972
The June, 1972 Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision allowed an "open skies" policy in regard to domestic communication satellites and raised Liberal opposition to a situation where exclusive and unchecked communications power is now in the hands of private entrepreneurs, primarily the big Defense Department oriented…
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Communications Satellites, Federal Legislation, Governance
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
Ferris, Charles D. – 1978
H.R. 13015, the proposed revision of the Communications Act of 1934, is consistent in many aspects with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) trends toward greater reliance on marketplace forces than on regulation, but some portions of the bill should be reexamined before the final rewrite. First, the new bill would shift from a "public…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Citizen Participation
Mathison, Stuart L.; Walker, Philip M. – 1970
The rapid growth of data communications and remote-access computing has outpaced the ability of industrial organizations to adapt to change, and at the same time has outpaced the ability of government policy making organizations to guide the evolution of this new technology. This book focuses on a number of important issues awaiting resolution by…
Descriptors: Communications, Computers, Data Processing, Federal Legislation
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
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
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