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  • FCC and Communications Policy
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    Regulation of Digital Media and Communications

    A panel of former Federal Communications Commission chairs and commissioners talked about digital media regulation. Topics included net neutrality, media ownership rules, and the structure…

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  • Campaign 2008 and Telecommunications Policy
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    Campaign 2008 and Telecommunications Policy

    Former members of the Federal Communications Commission talked about the positions of the three major 2008 Presidential campaigns on telecommunications policy. Former Commissioner Abernathy…

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  • America OnLine  Time Warner Merger
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    America OnLine - Time Warner Merger

    Commissioners heard testimony on the proposed merger between Time-Warner and America OnLine. U.S. broad-band service issues were discussed such as the effect of the merger on promises of…

    94 views
  • Federal Communications Commission Reconfirmation
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    Federal Communications Commission Reconfirmation

    Commissioner Ness testified about a variety of issues facing the communication industry including the state of competition in the industry, the impacts of new technology, enforcing the…

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  • Federal Communications Commission Oversight
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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Witnesses testified about the progress of the Federal Communications Commission. They focused on the implementation of the V-chip and the increased competition in the telecommunications…

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  • Telecommunications Mergers Telephone 2
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    Telecommunications Mergers: Telephone, 2

    The panelists discussed the positive and negative aspects of the Bell Atlantic merger with GTE. Panelists also debated about Bell Atlantic’s behavior in reference to meeting the public…

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  • Telecommunications Mergers Telephone 1
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    Telecommunications Mergers: Telephone, 1

    Panelists discussed the proposed merger between Ameritech and SBC Communications. While proponents of the merger argued that service and access to the internet would be made more readily…

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  • Telecommunications Mergers Public Interest
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    Telecommunications Mergers: Public Interest

    Consumer activists argued against a proposed merger between SBC Communications and Ameritech claiming that in other such mergers telephone service deteriorated.

    73 views
  • Telecommunications Mergers Internet Service
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    Telecommunications Mergers: Internet Service

    Panelists discussed the proposed merger between AT&T and TCI cable services. They focused on if the merger will benefit local customers with increased competition and lower rates. They also…

    53 views
  • Telecommunications Industry Consolidation
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    Telecommunications Industry Consolidation

    Commissioners addressed the issues of mergers proposed by various companies of the telecommunications industry. Executives discussed the benefits of consolidation for consumers. They talked…

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  • Consolidation in Telecommunications Industry
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    Consolidation in Telecommunications Industry

    Committee members heard testimony from law enforcement officials and representatives of telecommunication corporations on the recent mergers taking place in the industry. Panelists…

    72 views
  • FCC Reauthorization
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    FCC Reauthorization

    Senators heard testimony on the funding of the Federal Communications Commission. Among the topics discussed were Internet access for public schools, and cable television.

    43 views
  • FCC Feature
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    FCC Feature

    Chairman Kennard and commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission appeared individually to talk about the role of the FCC and communication issues. Each responded to audience…

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  • Cable Industry Competition
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    Cable Industry Competition

    The Federal Communications Commission held a hearing to discuss the status of competition in the cable industry and how much consumer choice exists in the marketplace. Officials from the…

    113 views
  • FCC Open Meeting
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    FCC Open Meeting

    Commissioners discussed rules for several issues, including common carrier complaints, bidding for broadcast licenses and foreign participation in the U.S. telecommunications industry under…

    135 views
  • Liquor Advertising
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    Liquor Advertising

    The Federal Communications Commission held an open meeting on the reallocation of UHF television channels and the advertising of distilled spirits on television. Members of the FCC reported…

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  • FCC Participation Open Forum
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    FCC Participation Open Forum

    Participants briefed the audience on ways to obtain more and better information about Federal Communications Commission (FCC) activities and to contact the FCC about personal concerns. They…

    72 views
  • Future of Childrens Television Programming
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    Future of Children's Television Programming

    Participants discussed the need to reduce the volume of television programming which negatively impacts children, especially their behavior, and correspondingly increase the volume of…

    55 views
  • Free Air Time for Presidential Campaigns
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    Free Air Time for Presidential Campaigns

    The commission heard from policy-makers and media executives on a proposal for free television time for presidential campaigns.

    65 views
  • Telecommunications Act Implementation
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    Telecommunications Act Implementation

    Committee members heard testimony from F.C.C. commissioners and several state regulators concerning how the F.C.C. is implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996 through drafting new…

    147 views
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