The Open Internet
March 23, 2015 (Updated)
An Open Internet means consumers can go where they want, when they want. This principle is often...
Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries (E-Rate)...
December 18, 2014 (Updated)
The Schools and Libraries program, also known as the E-rate program, makes telecommunications and...
Rural Health Care Pilot Program
May 24, 2011 (Published)
Background The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established the Rural Health Care Pilot...
Universal Service Support Mechanisms
October 8, 2014 (Reviewed)
Background The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Congress recognize that telephone...
The FCC and Freedom of Speech
October 17, 2014 (Updated)
Background The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) receives numerous complaints that...
The FCC’s Universal Service Rural Health Care Programs
March 3, 2014 (Updated)
Background The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) universal service health care...
DTV and Over-the-Air Viewers Along U.S. Borders
January 24, 2014 (Updated)
Background The digital television (DTV) transition refers to the switch from analog to digital...
The FCC's Payola Rules
February 24, 2014 (Reviewed)
Background Federal law and FCC rules require that employees of broadcast stations, program...
DTV Transition and LPTV - Class A - Translator Stations
February 24, 2014 (Updated)
Background The FCC has established September 1, 2015 date for the termination of all analog low...
Amber Plan (America's Missing Broadcast Emergency Response)
July 16, 2014 (Reviewed)
Background The AMBER Plan, a feature of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), aids in the rescue of...