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  Federal Communications Commission Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The FCC is directed by five Commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate for 5-year terms, except when filling an unexpired term.
In 1940 the Federal Communications Commission issued the "Report on Chain Broadcasting." The major point in the report was the breakup of NBC (See American Broadcasting Company), but there were two other important points.
FCC is also the initals for the adoption support organisation [Families with Children from China].
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 Federal Communications Commission
The Communications Satellite Act of 1962, for example, gave the FCC new authority for satellite regulation and the recent passage of the Cable Act of 1992 required similar revisions to the 1934 Act.
In the long run, a commission is forced to come to terms with the regulated groups as a condition of survival." Critics say both the FRC and the FCC became victims of client politics as these two regulatory agencies were captured by the industries they were created to regulate.
FCC, the court ruled that the Doctrine was not codified as part of the 1959 Amendment to the Communications Act as previously assumed.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/F/htmlF/federalcommu/federalcommu.htm   (3126 words)

 Federal Communications Commission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The FCC is directed by five Commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate for five-year terms, except when filling an unexpired term.
The Federal Communications Commission has one major regulatory weapon, revoking licenses, but short of that has little leverage over broadcast stations (see FCC MB Docket 04-232).
In the actions the FCC has taken against broadcasters, it is frequently being criticized for violating the First Amendment guarantee of Freedom of Speech, both directly by censorship and enforcement action, often politically motivated, and indirectly by the general intimidation it creates, particularly with the U.S. Congress considering multiplying fines exponentially.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Federal_Communications_Commission   (1217 words)

 Federal Communications Commission. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The FCC is composed of five members, not more than four of whom may be members of the same political party, appointed by the president with the consent of the U.S. Senate.
The commission is empowered to grant, revoke, renew, and modify broadcasting licenses.
In the 1990s the FCC was involved in battles over the regulation of both pricing and content in the cable television industry.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Federal Communications Commission
In 1962, the FCC imposed new restrictions on the emerging FM band.
Congress has criticized the commission for not pushing or even forcing DTV by cutting off all analog TV stations, though the public has shown very little interest in DTV, and coversion set-top boxes are still hundreds of dollars each.
In telephony, the FCC prohibited NANP area codes from being assigned only to cellphones, despite the fact that they were the primary cause of the need for new telephone numbers.
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 ACHP | Federal Communications Commission Historic Preservation Program
FCC regulations for compliance with NEPA are found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47, Subchapter A, Part 1, Subpart I—Procedures Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (47 CFR Part 1.1301 to 1.1309).
FCC does not have regulations or guidance on compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licenses and certifications for such facilities are Federal actions subject to compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
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 Sec. 154. Federal Communications Commission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
(a) Number of commissioners; appointment The Federal Communications Commission (in this chapter referred to as the ''Commission'') shall be composed of five commissioners appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, one of whom the President shall designate as chairman.
In addition, the chairman of the Commission may appoint, without regard to the civil-service laws, but subject to chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5, and administrative assistant who shall perform such duties as the chairman shall direct.
(E) The authority of the Commission established in this paragraph shall not be subject to or affected by the provisions of part III of title 5 or section 1342 of title 31.
www.washingtonwatchdog.org /documents/usc/ttl47/ch5/subchI/sec154.html   (2574 words)

 Red Lion v Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission has for many years imposed on radio and television broadcasters the requirement that discussion of public issues be presented on broadcast stations, and that each side of those issues must be given fair coverage.
It is an obligation whose content has been defined in a long series of FCC rulings in particular cases, and which is distinct from the statutory requirement of § 315 of the Communications Act that equal time be allotted all qualified candidates for public office.
Of this point it is enough to say that, judging the validity of the regulations on their face as they are presented here, we cannot conclude that the FCC has been left a free hand to vindicate its own idiosyncratic conception of the public interest or of the requirements of free speech.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/redlion.html   (2026 words)

 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If a local government, community association, or landlord acknowledges that its restriction impairs installation, maintenance, or use and is preempted under the rule but believes it can demonstrate "highly specialized or unusual" concerns, the restricting entity may apply to the Commission for a waiver of the rule.
The local government, community association or landlord requesting the waiver must demonstrate "local concerns of a highly specialized or unusual nature." The petition must also specify the restriction for which the waiver is sought, or the petition will not be considered.
The Commission specifically concluded that requirements for approval by community associations might prove to be a disincentive for potential antenna users, effectively “preventing” access to the video programming signals that Congress sought to protect under Section 207 of the 1996 Act.
www.needhighspeed.com /Release/TelcomActFAQ.htm   (7781 words)

 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Home Page
FCC Resolves Petition Related to the Construction of Communications Towers in the Gulf Coast Region.
FCC Amends Rules to Implement Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005.
FCC's Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks Announces Next Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at FCC Headquarters.
www.fcc.gov   (330 words)

 Federal Communications Commission - V970001
Compliance with the disclosure requirements that the Commission suggests would be easily verifiable by the FCC, and would place fraudulent operators in the position of having to violate clear legal requirements in order to sell their offerings.
The Commission also agrees with the FCC's suggestion that Form 600 be modified to require entities that prepare FCC wireless telecommunications license applications ("application preparers") to identify themselves on the applications and to certify that they have provided the applicants with information about pertinent FCC regulations.
In addition to the disclosures, it might be feasible for the FCC to require frequency coordinators to provide consumers with a short period of time in which to withdraw their applications and receive a partial refund of the frequency coordination and FCC filing fees.
www.ftc.gov /be/v970001.htm   (3511 words)

 CNN.com - FCC Chairman wants to overturn decision on Bono's expletive - Jan. 14, 2004
The chairman of the FCC wants to overturn a prior ruling that found Bono's comments on television not obscene.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell has asked his fellow commissioners to overturn a much-criticized decision that an expletive uttered by the musician Bono on a network program was not obscene.
The FCC's enforcement bureau ruled in October that the comment was not indecent or obscene because Bono used the word as an adjective, not to describe a sexual act.
www.cnn.com /2004/LAW/01/14/fcc.obscenity.ap   (441 words)

 Federal Communications Commission - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.
The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions." [1] (http://www.fcc.gov/aboutus.html)
"FCC Public Notice to Remind Broadcasters and Cable Operators of Video News Release (VNR) Requirements and Seeking Comment on VNR Use (http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-84A1.pdf)", Federal Communications Commission, April 13, 2005.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Federal_Communications_Commission   (285 words)

 FCC News
FCC News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
The Federal Communications Commission has set a 2008 deadline for schools to either use or auction their portions of the spectrum.
FreeMarketNews.com The Federal Communications Commission has launched a formal investigation into a growing payola scandal at four of the nation's largest radio broadcasters, according to an Internet story...
www.topix.net /us/fcc   (602 words)

 ARRLWeb: FCC Links
FCC's Enforcement Bureau understands this, and is well worth visiting for information and aid in this troubling area.
General interference topics: The FCC Compliance and Information Bureau's Interference Handbook--the electronic version of the Interference to Home Electronic Entertainment Equipment Handbook.
FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau oversees those involved in wireless telecomms.
www.arrl.org /fcc   (301 words)

 Federal Communications Commission
WASHINGTON - October 15 - Congressman Bernie Sanders was joined by 31 members of Congress in writing to Federal Communication Commission Chairman Powell to demand that he prevent Sinclair Broadcasting from using its control of 62 television stations to improperly influence the November 2 Presidential election.
They also pointed to the FCC Chairman Powell's support of great media consolidation as facilitating the acts of Sinclair and the loss of media diversity.
In June 2003, the FCC promulgated regulations permitting greater consolidation in the media - regulations held illegal by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
www.commondreams.org /news2004/1015-20.htm   (700 words)

 Howstuffworks "How does the FCC police obscenity?"
The FCC's recent crackdown on indecency on radio and television has left a lot of people wondering about the FCC, what they do and how much control they really have over what we listen to and watch.
As a result, the NFL, CBS and MTV (who produced the halftime show) came under fire from the FCC.
used the s-word on the air during an interview after a NASCAR race in October 2004, the Parents Television Council filed a complaint with the FCC against every NBC station that was covering the race and aired the interview.
people.howstuffworks.com /fcc-obscenity.htm   (240 words)

 Lasar's Letter on the Federal Communications Commission
April 21, 2006—The Federal Communications Commission has asked for public comment on the transfer of BellSouth's licenses to AT&T, a consequence of AT&T's proposed merger of the two firms.
March 29, 2006—Charging that the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission has chosen "to advance the private financial interests of a single giant corporation," a communications trade group took the FCC to court today for letting Verizon make its own rates for high volume broadband use.
An FCC hearing in Texas about competition in video program delivery turned into a debate about deregulation as community activists protested a new law that gives the state government, rather than cities and countries, the power to regulate cable and video broadcasting.
www.lasarletter.com /index.php   (1793 words)

 What's New January 2002 - Schools & Libraries (USAC)
It is available on the web in both text and PDF versions as the only entry under the "Federal Communications Commission" heading on the web page for the Federal Register, Vol.
To improve FCC oversight over this program to insure that the goals of section 254 are met without waste, fraud, or abuse.
FCC Form 471 may be filed online from the "Apply Online" section of this web site or downloaded for manual filing from the "SLD Forms" section of this web site.
www.sl.universalservice.org /whatsnew/012002.asp   (2708 words)

 Federal Communications Commission on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [Federal Communications Commission] (FCC), independent executive agency of the U.S. government established in 1934 to regulate interstate and foreign communications in the public interest.
The role of the Federal Communications Commission on the path from the vast wasteland to the fertile plain.
Michael Powell, right, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission talks with Michael Willner, left, Chairman of the NCTA Board of Directors at the National Cable and Telecommunications Associat
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/F/FedC1omC1.asp   (1166 words)

 FCC changes DSL classification | Tech News on ZDNet
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday voted to reclassify DSL broadband service, thus freeing phone companies of regulations that require them to share their infrastructure with Internet service providers.
DSL providers will also still be required to comply with the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA, which requires broadband providers offering voice services to allow law enforcement officials access to their networks for wiretapping.
If an agreement can't be reached, the FCC has the right to extend this period or can also increase the proportion of funding from other sources.
news.zdnet.com /2100-1035_22-5820713.html   (772 words)

 ORBSEARCH.COM | encyclopedia of knowledge
The previous RCA decisions were made while Charles Denny[?] was chairman.
Suggestions of deintermixture (making some cities VHF only and other cities UHF only) were not adopted, because most existing sets did not have UHF capability.
Content is provided as is from wikipedia.org without guarantee of accuracy.
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 Princeton University Senior Theses brief display   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Holmes, William Clifton (1997): The Chairmen: An Historical Analysis of Leadership at the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.
Muller, John Bernard (1982): Regulation and Deregulation of Radio in the United States by the Congress and the Federal Communications Commission.
Oliver, Jr., Kenneth Lee (1967): Standing to Appeal and Intervene in Federal Communications Commission Proceedings: A Case Study in the Evolution of a Practical Concept.
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 Federal Communications Commission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Washington, D.C. - The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has adopted a Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking allocating 50 megahertz (MHz) of spectrum in the 4940-4990 MHz band (4.9 GHz band) for fixed and mobile wireless services and designating the band for use in support of public safety.
The Commission also sought comment on various issues including licensing and services rules for the 4.9 GHz band.
This FCC action aligns with new national priorities focusing on homeland security, and will ensure that entities involved in the protection of life and property possess the communications resources needed to successfully carry out their mission.
www.broadcast.net /~sbe9/2002sbe9/marchsb3.htm   (427 words)

 FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) handles nearly all FCC domestic wireless telecommunications programs, policies, and outreach initiatives.
The Federal Communications Commission and The National Telecommunications and Information Adminstration - Coordination Procedures in the 1710-1755 MHZ BAND
FCC Resolves Petition Related to the Construction of Communications Towers in the Gulf Region
wireless.fcc.gov   (118 words)

 AllRefer.com - Federal Communications Commission (U.S. Government) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
AllRefer.com - Federal Communications Commission (U.S. Government) - Encyclopedia
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), independent executive agency of the U.S. government established in 1934 to regulate interstate and foreign communications in the public interest.
It superintended the relations between ATandT and its successor phone companies and later promoted competition between long-distance phone companies.
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