And so the FCC
now censors and chills political speech--even that of the president, for most broadcast outlets did choose to bleep him for fear of fines.
For the past two decades, however, the FCC
has encouraged ITFS licensees to lease excess ITFS channel capacity for commercial purposes to further the policy goals of encouraging full use of the spectrum and promoting competitive commercial communications systems, while at the same time providing support for educational services.
has provided no clear guidance on this question.
chairman Michael Powell has said, economies of scale and the falling prices of televisions will more than make up for any differential in the price of an external DTV box and an internal tuner card.
regulations adopted in 1996 required compliance by Sept.
6 letter to FCC
Chairman William Kennard describing the changes as "outrageous.
I don't think there is any chance this will result in local rate increases,'' said Cooper, who called the FCC
action a ``partial victory'' for consumers.
For more information about the upcoming auctions, future public hearings or opportunities in telecommunications, contact the FCC
Office of Small Business Activities at 202-632-1571.
Frank Wright, chief of FCC
's Frequency Liaison Branch, noted that the telemetry equipment game officials used had been authorized under an FCC
license granted for biological research.
But by 1955 Du Mont's network was out of business, strangled in its crib by an FCC
that was protecting not consumers but its old (and generous) clients, the radio networks, which wanted to get control of the burgeoning new medium before it seriously threatened them.
With the FCC
and Nextwave embroiled in litigation, Verizon asked the FCC
to return its down payment, since the spectrum space has not been released to the winning bidders.
With the FCC
set to rule on these issues May 8, the prospect of higher rates is already whipping up a political tempest on Capitol Hill.