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Statements 2007

12/31/07
Third Periodic Review of the Commission's Rules and Policies Affecting the Conversion to Digital Television.
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12/18/07
FCC Adopts Localism Proposals To Ensure Programming Is Responsive To Needs Of Local Communities.
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12/18/07
FCC Adopts Rules To Promote Diversification Of Broadcast Ownership.
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12/18/07
FCC Adopts Revision To Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule.
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12/18/07
FCC Adopts Rules To Promote Video Programming Diversity By Ensuring New Video Programmers Can Enter And Compete In Video Market.
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12/13/07
Testimony Before the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, U.S. Senate.
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12/5/07
Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives.
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12/3/07
Congratulating Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein On His Renomination.
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11/30/07
FCC Grants Applications for Transfer of Control of Tribune Company.
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11/30/07
FCC Examining Forbearance Petition Review Process.
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11/27/07
FCC Adopts 13th Annual Report to Congress on Video Competition and Notice of Inquiry for the 14th Annual Report.
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11/27/07
FCC Requires Television Broadcasters to Provide More Local Programming Information to the Public.
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11/27/07
FCC Adopts Rules to Promote Video Programming Diversity.
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11/27/07
FCC Adopts Rules to Promote the Growth of the Low Power FM Radio Service.
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11/27/07
FCC Proposes Extending the 5-Year Registration Period for the National Do-Not-Call Registry.
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11/20/07
Amendment of the Commission's Rules and Policies Governing Pole Attachments.
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11/19/07
FCC Launches Initiative to Increase Access to Health Care in Rural America Through Broadband Telehealth.
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11/15/07
FCC Consents With Conditions to AT&T Acquisition of Dobson Communications Licenses and Authorizations.
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11/14/07
Letter from Commissioners Tate and McDowell to Warren Communications News.
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11/9/07
FCC Hearing on Media Ownership, Seattle, Washington.
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10/31/07
Public Hearing on Localism in Washington, DC.
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10/31/07
FCC Expands Local Number Portability to VoIP.
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10/31/07
Rules to Ensure Reasonable Franchising Process for Incumbent Video Providers.
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10/31/07
Rules to Increase Choice and Competition Among Video Providers for Consumers Residing in Multiple Dwelling Units.
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10/26/07
FCC Consents to Atlantis's Acquisition of Alltel's Wireless Licenses and Authorizations.
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10/12/07
FCC Grants AT&T Forbearance.
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9/20/07
FCC Public Hearing on Media Ownership, Chicago, Illinois.
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9/12/07
Qwest Petition for Forbearance.
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9/11/07
FCC Adopts Rules to Ensure all Cable Customers Receive Local TV Stations After the Digital Television Transition.
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9/11/07
FCC Adopts Rules to Ensure Competition in Video Distribution Market.
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9/11/07
FCC Clarifies Geographic Area Over Which Wireless Carriers Must Meet Enhanced 911 Location Accuracy Requirements.
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9/10/07
FCC Permits the Use of Smaller Antennas By Fixed Service Operators in the 11 GHz Band.
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9/4/07
FCC Denies Comcast's Application for Review Requesting Waiver of Rules on Integrated Set-Top Boxes.
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8/31/07
FCC Replaces Outmoded Long-Distance Rules With New Protections For Consumers.
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8/20/07
Petition of ACS of Anchorage, Inc. for Forbearance from Certain Dominant Carrier Regulation of Its Interstate Access Services, and for Forbearance from Title II Regulation of Its Broadband Services, in the Anchorage, Alaska, Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier Study Area.
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8/7/07
FCC Clarifies that Roaming is a Common Carrier Obligation for Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers.
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7/31/07
FCC Revises 700 MHz Rules to Advance Interoperable Public Safety Communications and Promote Wireless Broadband Deployment.
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7/24/07
Testimony Prepared for the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives.
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7/12/07
Review of the Emergency Alert System; Independent Spanish Broadcasters Association, the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ, Inc., and the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, Petition for Immediate Relief.
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6/28/07
Public Hearing on Localism in Portland, Maine.
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6/22/07
McDowell Congratulates Deborah Taylor Tate On Her Renomination To Be Commissioner.
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5/31/07
FCC Takes Action to Further Strengthen Nation's Emergency Alert System.
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5/31/07
FCC Adopts Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Seeking Comment on Enhanced 911 Location Accuracy and Reliability Requirements for Wireless Carriers and Interconnected VOIP Providers.
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5/31/07
FCC Adopts Order Implementing Katrina Panel Recommendations.
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5/31/07
FCC Boosts Competitive Telephone, Video Service Opportunities in Multi-Unit Buildings.
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5/31/07
Disability Access Requirements Extended to VOIP Services.
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5/18/07
FCC Clarifies Standards for Determining Costs in 800 MHz Rebanding process.
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5/4/07
FCC Adopts Licensing and Service Rules for the 17/24 GHz Broadcasting-Satellite Service.
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4/30/07
Public Hearing on Media Ownership in Tampa FL.
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4/25/07
FCC Adopts Report on Violent Television Programming and Its Impact on Children.
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4/25/07
FCC Requires Retailers to Fully Inform Consumers About Analog TV Equipment Limitations as Transition to Digital Approaches.
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4/25/07
FCC Initiates Third Review of DTV Transition.
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4/25/07
FCC Seeks Comment to Ensure All Cable Customers Receive Programming After the Digital Television Transition.
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4/25/07
FCC Addresses Rules Governing Commercial Wireless and Public Safety Licenses in the 700 MHz Spectrum Band.
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4/16/07
FCC Begins Inquiries on Broadband Data (FCC 07-17).
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4/16/07
FCC Begins Inquiries on Broadband Deployment (FCC 07-21).
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4/13/07
Payola Consent Decrees With CBS Radio, Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, Clear Channel Communications and Entercom Communications Corp.
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4/2/07
FCC Strengthens Privacy Rules to Prevent Pretexting.
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3/22/07
FCC Launches Inquiry into Broadband Market Practices.
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3/22/07
FCC Adopts Rules for Digital Audio Broadcasting.
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3/22/07
FCC Classifies Wireless Broadband Internet Access Service as an Information Service.
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3/22/07
FCC Initiates Rulemaking to Evaluate Access to Multiple Dwelling Units for Video Providers.
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3/22/07
FCC Approves Citadel/Disney Radio Transaction.
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3/22/07
FCC Evaluates 76 Noncommercial Educational FM Application Groups.
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3/22/07
FCC Seeks Comment on Permitting the Use of Smaller Antennas by Fixed Service Operators in the 11 GHz Band.
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3/22/07
FCC Grants 182 E-Rate Appeals.
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3/14/07
Testimony Prepared for the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives.
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2/26/07
Granted Crown Castle's Request for Waiver of the FCC's Peak Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP) Limit.
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2/23/07
Public Hearing on Media Ownership in Harrisburg, PA.
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2/1/07
Testimony Prepared for Full Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on Accessing the Communications Marketplace: A View From the FCC.
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1/18/07
Implementation of the Call Home Act of 2006.
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last reviewed/updated on 12/31/07 


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