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    Digital Television Transition

    Witnesses testified about the status of the digital television transition. Topics included a recent test performed in Wilmington, NC, other planned abbreviated analog signal turnoffs…

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    Internet Privacy

    A hearing was held on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology which gives broadband network providers the ability to see everything on their networks and closely examine each packet of…

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    Universal Telecommunications Service

    A hearing was held to examine the universal service programs designed to provide a baseline level of affordable voice telecommunications service to everyone in the United States in light of…

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    Digital Television Transition

    Federal regulators, broadcasters, and media experts testified about preparations for the transition to digital-only television broadcasting on February 17, 2009. The hearing focused on…

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    Internet Access Rules

    Witnesses testified about the Internet Freedom Preservation Act (HR 5353) and efforts craft new regulations for high-speed broadband networks. Some of the focus of the hearing was on…

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    Public Service on Television

    Witnesses testified on “Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) Services in the Digital TV Age.” Discussion centered on ways that cable companies could remain competitive…

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    Media Ownership Rules

    New FCC chairman Kevin Martin testified about his proposal to relax media ownership rules. The other four FCC commissioners and heads of various media groups testified about the plan.

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    Future of Telecommunications Competition

    A hearing was held on the future of telecommunications competition. The witnesses addressed the issues of forbearance, special access, municipal broadband and copper retirement.

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    Broadcast Spectrum Competition

    FCC commissioners testified at an oversight hearing about federal regulation and the state of the telecommunications industry. Among the topics they addressed were an upcoming 700 MHz…

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    Children and Media Images

    Witnesses testified at a committee hearing titled “Images Kids See on the Screen.” Among the issues they addressed were concerns that parents have about the amount of sex and…

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    Future of Video Technology

    Witnesses testified about the future of digital technology in the United States, focusing on video. Topics included high resolution and digital reception, digital wireless and mobile…

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    National Telecommunications and Information Administration

    The House Energy and Commerce Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee held an oversight hearing on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Among the…

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    Federal Communications Commission

    Commissioners testified about federal communications policy and regulations at an oversight hearing.

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    Telephone Companies and Video Services Markup

    Subcommittee members marked up pending legislation, “Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act of 2006,” considered amendments and voted to approve it by 27 to…

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    Telecommunications and the Internet Markup

    The Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee held a markup of the “Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act of 2006.” The new bill will preserve the…

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    Internet Regulation

    Witnesses testified about pending legislation, the Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act of 2006, which would prevent outdated regulations from stunting the growth of…

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    Internet Regulation

    Witnesses testified about pending legislation, the Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act of 2006, which would prevent outdated regulations from stunting the growth of…

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    Public Safety Communications

    The U.S. House Committee Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet held a hearing on “Public Safety Communications from 9/11 to Katrina: Critical Public Policy…

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    Digital Television Transition

    Witnesses testified regarding the transition to digital television. This hearing focused on the timetable for the transition and the Federal Communications Commission Media…

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    Broadcast Decency

    Television and radio executives testified about proposed legislation to strengthen the FCC enforcement of broadcast indecency laws for television and radio. Proposed legislation would…

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