IP Relay Service
November 25, 2014 (Updated)
Internet Protocol Relay Service allows persons with a hearing or speech disability to use...
Installing Consumer-Owned Antennas and Satellite Dishes
March 11, 2014 (Reviewed)
Background In 1996, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules for Over-the-Air-...
Inmate Telephone Service
May 16, 2011 (Published)
Background FCC rules that significantly reformed interstate Inmate Calling Service (ICS) rates and...
How to Prevent Viewing of Scrambled Cable TV Programs (“Signal Bleed”)
October 22, 2014 (Updated)
Background Cable television companies typically encrypt or scramble the signal of channels that...
Hearing Aid Compatibility for Wireline Telephones
May 13, 2011 (Published)
Background The Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988 (HAC Act) requires that the Federal...
March 31, 2014 (Updated)
What Is Broadband? Broadband or high-speed Internet access allows users to access the Internet and...
DTV Transition Did Not Require Cable Systems to Switch to Digital
January 30, 2014 (Updated)
IF YOU ARE A CABLE SUBSCRIBER, YOU SHOULD BE AWARE: The 2009 DTV transition required all full-...
Digital-to-Analog Converter Box - Selected Features
May 10, 2011 (Published)
DTV Converter Box Features The Federal Communications Commission has prepared this Consumer...
Frequently Asked Questions on Ten-Digit Numbering Requirements for VRS and IP Relay FAQ
October 30, 2014 (Updated)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules that require Video Relay Service (VRS)...
Antennas and Digital Television
March 11, 2014 (Updated)
Broadcast TV stations in the U.S. have switched from analog to digital transmissions. This Fact...