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  • FCC Commissioners Hold News Conference
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    Federal Communications Commission News Conference

    FCC commissioners talked to reporters and answered their questions at a press conference held after the board’s September 2016 open meeting. Tom Wheeler, the FCC chair, first talked about a…

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  • FCC News Conference on Cable Settop Box Purchases
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    FCC News Conference on Cable Box Purchases

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Tom Wheeler met with reporters following a meeting in which commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of allowing consumers to buy cable set-top boxes…

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  • FCC Meeting on Cable SetTop Box Purchases
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    Cable Set-Top Box Purchases

    The Federal Communications Commission held an open meeting on proposed rule changes that would allow consumers to buy cable set-top boxes instead of renting them from cable companies.…

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  • Federal Communications Commission Meeting
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    Federal Communications Commission Meeting

    The Federal Communications Commission met to consider proposed rules that would compel cell phone companies to alert consumers when they are in danger of incurring high charges. Other…

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  • Digital TV Transition Status
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    Digital TV Transition Status

    The Federal Communications Commission held an open meeting in regards to the Commission’s plan for developing a national broadband system and the status of the digital television…

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  • Digital Television Transition
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    Digital Television Transition

    The Federal Communications Commission held a meeting about the partial transition to digital television that took place on February 17, 2009, and lessons to be learned for the full…

    218 views
  • Broadband Network Management Practices
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    Broadband Network Management Practices

    The Federal Communications Commission held a public en banc hearing regarding broadband network management practices. Topics discussed included network neutrality and piracy. Also discussed was…

    204 views
  • Media Ownership Rules Part 1
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    Media Ownership Rules Part 1

    In an open commission meeting members considered wireless telecommunications and media ownership rules. There was a brief disruption by Code Pink.

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  • FCC News Conference
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    FCC News Conference

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave a press briefing about a hearing for the Cable Landing License Act. The briefing focused on the amount of local news that was broadcast into…

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  • Media Ownership Rules Part 2
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    Media Ownership Rules Part 2

    In a continuation of an open commission meeting, members considered issues including media diversity, broadcast localism, and ownership limits in the cable television industry.

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  • Telecommunications Issues
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    Telecommunications Issues

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a hearing where they talked about new rules for cable subscribers' access to traditional broadcast signals and a proposal that would allow…

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  • Federal Communications Commission Meeting
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    Federal Communications Commission Meeting

    Witnesses testified at an open meeting on cable television rates, failures to award competitive franchises, a national public safety network, and captioned telephone service.

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  • Federal Communications Commission News Conference
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    Federal Communications Commission News Conference

    Rosemary Harold responded to questions from reporters about new rules for cable television franchises and rates adopted by the Federal Communications Commission.

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  • Cable Must Carry Rules
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    Cable Must Carry Rules

    The Federal Communications Commission met and voted to reaffirm its 2001 decision that broadcasters were not entitled to carriage of their analog and digital signals during the digital…

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  • Transition to Digital Television
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    Transition to Digital Television

    Chairman Powell and television industry officials talked about the implementation and distribution of high definition television. Among the topics they addressed were regulatory issues,…

    101 views
  • Cable and Satellite Programming
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    Cable and Satellite Programming

    The participants discussed a la carte programming by cable and direct satellite systems. Topics included the impact on consumer prices, small and rural markets, and diversity of programs.…

    157 views
  • Media Ownership Regulations
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    Media Ownership Regulations

    Commissioners met to vote on new regulations for media ownership. They voted 3 to 2 to pass new rules that relaxed restrictions on the numbers of media outlets that a single company could…

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  • Media Ownership Issues
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    Media Ownership Issues

    Commissioners Copps and Adelstein held a meeting for public advocates to express their concerns of proposals before the Federal Communications Commission to change rules governing media…

    94 views
  • Digital Television Regulations
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    Digital Television Regulations

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  • Cable Competition
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    Cable Competition

    Chairman Kennard held a news conference to release a Federal Communications Report on the implications of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 on cable competition. He stated that the FCC is…

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