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...
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...
Ten-Digit Numbering and Emergency Call Handling Procedures for Internet-Based TRS
May 23, 2011 (Published)
Background Since December 31, 2008, persons with hearing and speech disabilities using Video...
Surcharges for International Calls to Wireless Phones
November 6, 2015 (Updated)
Consumers should be aware that placing an international long distance call from your wireline...
Subscriber Signal Quality Standards
December 30, 2014 (Reviewed)
The FCC has technical quality standards that define a basic quality of service that cable...
Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Setup With a VCR
March 11, 2014 (Updated)
Analog TVs and VCRs can receive digital television (DTV) broadcast signals by using a “...
Speech-To-Speech Relay Service
October 20, 2014 (Updated)
Speech-to-Speech (STS) is one form of Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS). TRS is a service...