What is Federal Communications Commission?

  • (noun): An independent governmeent agency that regulates interstate and international communications by radio and television and wire and cable and satellite.
    Synonyms: FCC

Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government, created by Congressional statute (see 47 U.S.C. § 151 and 47 U.S.C. § 154), and with the majority of its commissioners appointed by the current President. The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the media, public safety and homeland security. The Commission is also in the process of modernizing itself.

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Regulatory Capture - Examples - American Examples - Federal Communications Commission
... Legal scholars have pointed to the possibility that federal agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had been captured by media conglomerates ... The FCC selectively granted communications licenses to some radio and television stations in a process that excludes other citizens and little stations from having access ... chief lobbyist and the industry's liaison with Congress, the White House, the FCC and other federal agencies ...
Scanner (radio) - Legal Issues in Different Countries - USA - Florida
... established by municipal, county, state, or federal authority for governmental purposes, any frequency modulation radio receiving equipment so adjusted or tuned as to receive messages or ... nothing herein shall be construed to affect any radio station licensed by the Federal Communications System or to affect any recognized newspaper or news publication engaged in covering ... radio operator or station license issued by the Federal Communications Commission ...
Ann Aldrich
28, 1927 – May 2, 2010) was a United States federal judge. 1954 to 1956, and as an attorney for the Federal Communications Commission from 1953 to 1960 ... Federal Communications Commission, which established a private party's standing, before the Federal Communications Commission, to intervene in license renewal proceedings ...
Cable Television In The United States - Policy History
... Slowie, a secretary of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), sent a letter to a CATV pioneer in Astoria, Oregon, L.E ... Parsons, requesting he "furnish the Commission full information with respect to the nature of the system you may have developed and may be operating." He did ... Stratford Smith, determined the Commission could exercise common carrier jurisdiction over CATV ...

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