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Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1972
Various petitions submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for reconsideration and the FCC's response and discussion of these petitions are described in this memorandum. First, the questions raised by the petitioners are presented: "Did the Commission err in deciding not to impose a complete bar on communications common…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Cable Television, Communication (Thought Transfer), Computers
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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
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
Choate, Robert B. – 1973
The author advocates the outright ban of commercials from Saturday and Sunday morning television and makes several other recommendations that he believes would improve programing and reduce the hard sell of child targeted advertising. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could form a Children's Television Broadcast Center and establish a…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Child Psychology, Childhood Attitudes, Children
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
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
Jennings, Ralph M. – 1972
In order to encourage more citizen action and public awareness in broadcasting, this guide enumerates the step-by-step procedures that citizens must take to deal with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The guide exhaustively reviews the policy areas where current FCC television and radio licenses are vulnerable to public scrutiny. It…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Television, Citizen Participation, Commercial Television
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
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1970
The number of households hooked up to cable television or community antenna television (CATV) is expanding rapidly, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been developing regulations since 1962 to guide the growth of the industry. By 1965 the FCC had claimed jurisdiction over all CATV systems in the U. S. This jurisdiction was challenged…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Federal Legislation
Wimmer, Kurt A.; Wright, Jay B. – 1985
Two contradictory trends are developing in telecommunications. The first is increased viewing of television by minorities, while the second is decreased attention given to minority issues by the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) deregulatory stance. Minority groups consume more television than any other social groups, yet television's…
Descriptors: Bias, Federal Legislation, Mass Media, Minority Groups
Ford Foundation, New York, NY. – 1967
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agency Cooperation, Commercial Television, Communications Satellites
Rivkin, Steven R. – 1975
The issuance by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of a comprehensive set of standards to govern cable television's future growth and development has prompted the need for an explanation of the many broad and complex issues covered. This volume, based on research supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, describes and…
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Cable Television, Copyrights, Court Litigation
Barnett, Stephen R. – Notre Dame Lawyer, 1972
After reviewing the results of local regulation of cable television, the author feels that local governments are not fully capable of properly administering and regulating a cable system. (The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agrees that this job should be the states' responsibility.) The article then reviews the structure of the current…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Court Litigation, Federal Courts
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