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) to regulate interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. 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.The FCC was formed by the Communications Act of 1934 to replace the radio regulation functions of the Federal Radio Commission.
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  • Did the FCC Just Kill the Internet?

    … Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen issued the following statement in response to today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order regarding net neutrality: “The FCC’s action today (December 14, 2017) restored the FTC’s ability to protect consumers and competition…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -

    … The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) FCC’s Form 477 filing interface, available online at https://apps2.fcc.gov/form477/login.xhtml, is now accepting data as of June 30, 2017. The filing deadline for Form 477 data as of June 30, 2017 is September 1, 2017. Information on how to file Form 477 is available on the FCC’s Form 477 Resources for Filers webpage at www.fcc.gov/form477. Need more information or help filing Form 477? Contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices, P.C. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 readers -

    … On March 2, 2016, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for adopting rules that will enable Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) to continue to use 5 GHz unlicensed spectrum to connect rural Americans with long-distance links. The FCC order relaxes out-of-band…

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  • AT&T Manipulating Internet Speeds Causes FCC to Come Down Hard

    …;T was intentionally slowing down their data speed, sometimes to the speed of dial-up, to keep costs down. AT&T maintains customers were informed and plans to fight the FCC on this. FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler has made it clear that he intends to protect the consumer’s access to broadband and is acting under the guidelines of the net neutrality…

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