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FCC

(1) (Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC, www.fcc.gov) The U.S. government agency that regulates interstate and international communications including wire, cable, radio, TV and satellite. The FCC was created under the U.S. Communications Act of 1934, and its board of commissioners is appointed by the president of the United States. See net neutrality.

(2) (fcc) (File Carbon Copy) A function in an email client program that saves an outgoing message to a particular folder. See cc and bcc.
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Note well, then, the religious overtones of the FCC playing the profanity card for the first time in its history.
But somehow during the course of the proceedings to consider these changes, the FCC asked whether commercial entities should be permitted to buy ITFS spectrum at an auction, the FCC's preferred mechanism for allocating scarce spectrum and squeezing out critically needed revenue for the federal government.
From a practical perspective, it seems unlikely that a customer who verbally requests a fax will complain to the FCC (or file a lawsuit).
The FCC has just imposed a multi-billion dollar annual TV tax on American consumers," said CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro.
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Small-business owners are consumers, too, and the bottom line is that small businesses as consumers got the short end of the stick from this FCC decision,'' said Karen Kerrigan, president of the Small Business Survival Committee.
Those years were what one FCC commissioner would later recall as "the whorehouse era," when mythic network lobbyists like Scoop Russell and Earl Gammons magisterially strolled Washington hallways, dispensing cash and instructions to their federal minions.
The study, by Greg Sidak of the pro-business American Enterprise Institute and Criterion Economics, also states that despite its inability to produce licenses to Auction 35 winners since the auction concluded in 2001, the FCC has refused to cancel the re-auction results, even though it has no spectrum to give the winners.
The nub of the problem is dealing with the transitional period,'' said Reed Hundt, chairman of the FCC.