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The Telecommunication Act of 1966 (Allow a single owner control of local TV stations covering up to 35% of population in an area.). By: Sachin Telhan TCOM 500: Summer 2004. Background. On February 8, 1966 Bill Clinton Signed into Law Was supported by Congress

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The Telecommunication Act of 1966(Allow a single owner control of local TV stations covering up to 35% of population in an area.)

By: Sachin Telhan

TCOM 500: Summer 2004

background
Background
  • On February 8, 1966 Bill Clinton Signed into Law
  • Was supported by Congress
  • The 1996 Act replaced 62 year old Act
  • Primary Goal of the Telecom Act of 1996
  • Vice President Al Gore quoted “…”
  • Congress supported the technology must be available to everyone
broadcasters
Broadcasters
  • Broadcast Companies had two Key Objectives:
    • Relief from FCC on Limits of Broadcasting station
    • Spectrum Flexibility
  • Legislators Agreed & Disagreed
why 35 ownership
Why 35 % Ownership ???
  • Radio Station only got half ….
  • TV Station won a removal of ownership…
  • Democracy vs. Sponsors of the Act ???
  • The NEW Act is Limiting…
  • Act did not eliminate existing rules
  • Future Spectrum
  • FCC vs. First Amendment Right
references
References
  • http://www.fcc.gov
  • http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/archive/telecomm/drake2.htm
  • http://isinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/media/telecomc.htm
  • http://www.nado.org/legaffair/telact.html
  • http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/U/htmlU/uspolicyt/uspolicyt.htm
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