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).
has just imposed a multi-billion dollar annual TV tax on American consumers," said CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro.
regulates wireless facilities that may result in human exposure to harmful RFR.
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