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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)
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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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
Weiss, Kenneth – 1982
The Sunshine Act, designed to encourage open meetings to increase public understanding of the governmental decision-making process, went into effect in March 1977. A total of 50 agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), are subject to the provisions of the Sunshine Act. The act lists 10 exemptions, any of which can result in…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Disclosure, Federal Legislation, Media Research
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
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Rural Policy Research Inst. – 1996
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. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is requesting comments from "the grassroots" about telecommunications issues and concerns of greatest…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Citizen Participation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Facilities
Ford Foundation, New York, NY. – 1967
VOLUME I OF THE FORD FOUNDATION RESPONSE TO THE ORIGINAL AND SUPPLEMENTAL FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) NOTES OF INQUIRY CONTAINS SUGGESTIONS FOR COOPERATION BETWEEN THE PROPOSED SYSTEMS OF THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC TELEVISION (CPTV) AND THE BROADCASTERS' NONPROFIT SATELLITE CORPORATION (BNSC) ON STRUCTURE, FISCAL POLICY, AND…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agency Cooperation, Commercial Television, Communications Satellites
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
Garay, Ronald – 1976
This paper examines public access by focusing attention on development of the citizen intervenor role and development of the citizen agreement concept, and by discussing the future role of agreements as viable elements of public access. Examined are such topics as the history of citizen intervention, the history of citizen agreements,…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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)
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
Jennings, Ralph M.; Richard, Pamela – 1974
To help citizens and citizen groups who are trying to make television and radio more responsive to public needs, tastes, and desires, a handbook sponsored by the United Church of Christ spells out government regulatory policies and the public role in them. Sections describe the various roles of the Federal Communications Commission, Congress, the…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1976
This report summarizes major rule making actions since 1972, current rules and regulations, and guidelines for citizen participation in FCC (Federal Communications Commission) processes related to cable television regulation. A large portion of the report pertains to current rules and regulations in the areas of certificate of compliance,…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Certification, Citizen Participation
Ford Foundation, New York, NY. – 1966
THE THREE PARTS OF THIS FORD FUNDATION SUBMISSION PROVIDE INFORMATION ON BROAD ISSUES OF ORGANIZATION AND PUBLIC POLICY AS THEY RELATE TO SATELLITE MODEL SYSTEMS BNS-3 AND BNS-4, ON LEGAL PROBLEMS OF AUTHORIZATION AND CONTROL, AND ON THE TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS, COSTS, AND BROADCAST SPECTRUM LIMITATIONS OF EACH SYSTEM. VOLUME I OUTLINES…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Commercial Television, Communications, Communications Satellites
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