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Media Bureau 1996-1999 Headline Archives

10/13/99
Chairman Kennard Releases Cable Staff Report on the State of the Broadband Industry.

10/8/99
FCC Revises Cable Horizontal Ownership and Attribution Rules.

5/13/99
Commission Advances "Navigation Devices" Rules Creating Consumer Market for Set Top Boxes: Allows Analog Deferral. 
News Release & Statements
Order: WordPerfect | Text

4/1/99
Commission Implements Cable Reform Rule Modifications: Provides Information on Sunset of Cable Rate Regulation. 
News Release & Statements
R&O: WordPerfect | Acrobat | Text

3/31/99
FCC Releases 1998 Report on Cable Industry Prices.
Report: Word | Text

3/31/99
FCC Consumer Alert: FCC Role in Cable Rate Regulation Ends.

2/18/99
Commission Adopts Streamlined Cable Television System Information Form 325.
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2/18/99
Citing Pro-Competitive Benefits to Consumers, the Commission Approves AT&T - TCI Merger (FCC 99-24).
News Release & Statements
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2/3/99
Commission Adopts Adjustments to Methods of Measuring and Predicting Television Signal Intensity of Grade B, as Used in The 1988 Satellite Home Viewer Act, to Better Identify "Unserved Households".
News Release & Statements
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1/7/99
Status Report on the Commercial Availability of Navigation Devices, Submitted to the Commission by the NCTA and Eight MSOs.
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12/18/98, 12/23/98
Commission Releases Fifth Annual Report on Competition in Video Markets, (CS Docket 98-102, FCC 98-335). [Text | Zip - WordPerfect & Excel | Acrobat | News Release & Statements]

11/20/98
Commission Adopts Rules on Use of Satellite Dishes and Other Over-the-air Reception Devices for Renters and Others with "Exclusive Use" Areas (CS Docket No. 96-83, FCC 98-273).  [ Text | WordPerfect | Acrobat | News Release and Statements ]

11/18/98
Commission Adopts Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Concerning Satellite Delivery of Network Signals to Unserved Households for Purposes of the Satellite Home Viewer Act (CS Docket 98-201, FCC 98-302). [ Text | WordPerfect | Acrobat | News Release ]

9/25/98
Implementation of Section 207 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996: Restrictions on Over-the-Air Reception Devices (CS Docket No. 96-83, FCC 98-214).  [ WordPerfect | Text ]

9/3/98
Internet Over Cable:  Defining the Future in Terms of the Past, FCC Staff Working Paper on Regulatory Categories and the Internet (OPP Working Paper No. 30). [ WordPerfect | Acrobat | News Release ]

7/10/98
Commission Adopts Notice Seeking Comment on Digital Broadcast Signal Carriage Issues (CS Docket No. 98-120, FCC 98-153). [ WordPerfect | Acrobat | News Release]

6/11/98, 6/25/98
Commission Adopts "Navigation Devices" Rules Creating Consumer Market for Set Top Boxes and Other Equipment Used with Video Programming Systems (CS Docket 97-80, FCC 98-116).  [ WordPerfect | Acrobat | News Release | Kennard Statement | Ness Statement | Powell Statement ]

4/22/98
"The FCC's Approach to Rights-of-Way Issues Arising Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996," Presented on April 17, 1998 to the National Conference of State Legislatures Commerce and Communications Committee 1998 AFI Spring Meeting, by Barbara S. Esbin, Associate Bureau Chief, FCC Cable Services Bureau.  [ WordPerfect | Acrobat ]

3/17/98
Commission Finds Industry Video Programming Rating System Acceptable (FCC 98-35); Adopts Technical Requirements to Enable Blocking of Video Programming - the "V-Chip" (FCC 98-36). [ News Release ].  Note: The Technical Requirements were developed by the Office of Engineering and Technology (OET).  Contact OET for questions regarding the Technical Requirements.  Only TV Ratings questions should be directed to the Media Bureau.

2/6/98
Report and Order in the Matter of Amendment of Rules and Policies Governing Pole Attachments (CS Docket No. 97-151, FCC 98-20).  [ Text | WordPerfect Version | News Release ]

1/13/98
Annual Assessment of the Status of Competition in Markets for the Delivery of Video Programming (Fourth Annual Report) (FCC 97-423).

12/15/97
1997 Report on Cable Industry Prices (FCC 97-409).

10/17/97
In the Matter of Telecommunications Services, Inside Wiring and Customer Premises Equipment (CS Docket No. 95-184), in the Matter of Implementation of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, Cable Home Wiring (MM Docket No. 92-260) (FCC 97-376) [ Text | WordPerfect Version ]

8/28/97
In the Matter of Telecommunications Services, Inside Wiring and Customer Premises Equipment (CS Docket No. 95-184), in the Matter of Implementation of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, Cable Home Wiring (MM Docket No. 92-260) (FCC 97-304).  [ Text (NOTE: This version does not contain formatting, footnotes, or Appendix B or C) | WordPerfect Version of the document, minus Appendices B and C | Excel Version of Appendix B | Excel Version of Appendix C ]

8/22/97
In the Matter of: Closed Captioning and Video Description of Video Programming, Implementation of Section 305 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Video Programming Accessibility (MM Docket No. 95-176, FCC 97-279).  [Text | WordPerfect Version]

7/22/97
In the Matter of: Star Lambert and Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association of America (The Meade, Kansas premption order)(CSR 4913-O, FCC 97-1554).  [ Text | WordPerfect Version ]

3/14/97
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of Amendment of Rules and Policies Governing Pole Attachments (CS Docket No. 97-98, FCC 97-94).  [ Text | WordPerfect Version ]

3/14/97
Report and Order In the Matter of Uniform Rate-Setting Methodology (CS Docket No. 95-174, FCC 97-86). [ Text | WordPerfect Version ]

3/14/97
Report and Order in the Matter of Low-Price Systems (MM Docket No. 92-266, FCC 97-87).  [ Text | WordPerfect Version ]

2/19/97
The Cable Services Bureau Has Released a Letter Ruling, DA 97-382, CSB-ILR 97-1, Which Addresses the Enforcement of Local Franchise Agreements in Which Cable Operators Have Agreed to Provide Senior Citizen Discounts.  [ Public Notice | Text | WordPerfect Version ]

2/4/97
Leased Commercial Access: Second Report and Order and Second Order on Reconsideration of the First Report and Order (FCC 97-27).  [ Text | WordPerfect Version | Text of the Erratum | WordPerfect Version of the Erratum ]

1/17/97
If You Are Looking for the Letter from Meredith J. Jones, Chief Cable Service Bureau, to Danny E. Adams, Esq., of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Concerning Interpretation of Section 224 of the Communications Act (pole attachments), Here It Is (DA 97-131).  [ Text | WordPerfect Version ]

1/2/97
1996 Report on Cable Industry Prices (FCC 96-499).  [ Text | WordPerfect Version ]

1/2/97
Annual Assessment of the Status of Competition in the Market for the Delivery of Video Programming (Third Annual Report) (CS-96-133, FCC 96-496) [ Text | WordPerfect Version ]

8/8/96
The FCC 96-334 Third Report and Order and Second Order on Recondsideration on Open Video Systems (CS Docket No. 96-46) [ Text | WordPerfect Version ]

8/6/96
The FCC 96-328 Order on Preemption of Local Zoning Regulation of Satellite Earth Stations (IB Docket No. 95-59) & Restrictions on Over-the-Air Reception Devices (CS Docket No. 96-83) [ Text | WordPerfect Version | Fact Sheet ]

8/6/96
The FCC 96-327 Order on Amendments and Additions to the Commission's Rules Governing Pole Attachments (CS Docket No. 96-166) [ Text | WordPerfect Version | News Release ]


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