On September 19, 2000, the Commission released the Order on Reconsideration of the Foreign Participation Order affirming the pro-competitive rules and policies regarding foreign participation in the U.S. telecommunications market and streamlining the foreign carrier notification of affiliation requirement in § 63.11. See Rules and Policies on Foreign Participation in the U.S. Telecommunications Market, IB Docket Nos. 97-142, Order on Reconsideration, FCC 00-339  (rel. September 19, 2000). The revised rules became effective on November 9, 2000 (Public Notice ).
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Foreign Carriers  (Presumed to Possess Market Power)
The International Bureau Revises and Reissues the Commission's List of Foreign Telecommunications Carriers that Are Presumed to Possess Market Power in Foreign Telecommunications Markets
Read the full Public Notice  (last updated January 26, 2007)
Under Section 310 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, the Federal Communications Commission reviews foreign investment in FCC radio licenses. To that end, the Commissoin has developed over the years a body of case law that interprets Section 310 of the Act.
The Commission reviews transactions that involve authorizations for international service and/or proposals for foreign investment. The review arises in the context of applications for initial authority to provide international telecommunications services (including satellite-based services) or mergers involving the transfer or assignment of such authorizations.
Read the full Foreign Ownership Guidelines