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  • Calls Made From Payphones
    March 31, 2014 (Updated)

    Background In order to encourage competition and the continued availability of payphones,...

  • Call Splashing
    May 19, 2011 (Published)

    What is Call Splashing When you place a long distance call from a public phone (a payphone, hotel...

  • Cable System Encryption
    February 24, 2014 (Updated)

    Background The Commission recently decided that cable operators with all-digital systems may...

  • Cable Signal Leakage
    March 11, 2014 (Updated)

    Background Cable television systems use radio frequency (RF) signals transmitted over cables to...

  • Cable Companies' Record Retention and Cable Subscriber Privacy
    February 24, 2014 (Updated)

    Background FCC rules require cable operators serving 1,000 or more subscribers to maintain...

  • Antennas and Digital Television
    March 11, 2014 (Updated)

    Broadcast TV stations in the U.S. have switched from analog to digital transmissions. This Fact...

  • Accessibility of Emergency Information on Television
    February 21, 2014 (Updated)

    Background Federal Communications Commission rules require broadcasters and cable operators...

  • About the FCC
    April 21, 2014 (Updated)

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was established by the Communications Act of 1934 as an...

  • FCC Broadband Initiatives
    August 25, 2011 (Published)

    Background The President and Congress have given the FCC several jobs to complete in the effort...

  • How to File a Complaint
    August 9, 2014 (Published)

    The Federal Communications Commission regularly receives complaints from consumers on a wide...


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