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  • Impact of Internet Policy on Blacks
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    Impact of Internet Policy on Blacks

    Michael Powell talked about Internet and broadband policies that could led to new job creation, higher quality education, and improvd health care for African Americans. “Answering the Digital…

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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…

    49 views
  • 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…

    75 views
  • 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…

    26 views
  • Year 2000 Computer Problem and Communications
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    Year 2000 Computer Problem and Communications

    Officials from the Federal Communications Commission released a report on the readiness of the communications industry to face potential problems when the date changes to January 1, 2000.…

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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…

    31 views
  • 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.

    68 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…

    47 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…

    33 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.

    42 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…

    21 views
  • 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…

    101 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…

    126 views