Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Dial-a-porn goes country

Just when you thought you needed another example of the law of unintended consequences, here it comes—this time from Federal telecommunications regulation. Amid the recent discussions of broadcast decency, á la carte, and media ownership at the FCC, few have noticed that the FCC is investigating an alleged scam of epic proportions. Soon after Woodrow Wilson finished making the world safe Read More ›

FCC a Special-Interest Playground When Reviewing Mergers

It’s been almost two months since the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice cleared the AT&T/BellSouth merger with no conditions. For reasons of history and politics, the Federal Communications Commission gets to conduct an essentially redundant review of this and other telecom mergers even though it possesses little if any antitrust expertise. FCC merger proceedings, observed former House Commerce Read More ›

Strike Three at the FCC

original article (subscription to The Wall Street Journal required to access article) Apart from its steel tariffs, the Bush Administration’s biggest economic blunder has been the hash it has made of telecom regulation. The good news is that a federal court has just handed the White House a chance to make amends. The opportunity comes courtesy of a Tuesday D.C. Read More ›

FCC Reform:

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