Communications Law

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Spring 2006. 2. Origins of Agency. Federal Radio CommissionCreated by 1927 Radio Act (47 USC 83)abolished by 603 (1934)Federal Communications CommissionCreated by 1934 Communications Act (47 USC 151)Its "jurisdiction" (power) is specified by Congress in enabling and amending stats.Powers

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1. Communications Law Prof. Karl Manheim Spring, 2006 3: The FCC As a Regulatory Agency

2. Spring 2006 2 Origins of Agency Federal Radio Commission Created by 1927 Radio Act (47 USC § 83) abolished by § 603 (1934) Federal Communications Commission Created by 1934 Communications Act (47 USC § 151) Its "jurisdiction" (power) is specified by Congress in enabling and amending stats. Powers and Duities of the FCC

3. Spring 2006 3 Key Provisions of Enabling Statute There is hereby created a commission [FCC] For the purpose of regulating interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio so as to make available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States, without discrimination a rapid, efficient, nationwide, and world-wide wire and radio communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable charges, … and for the purpose of securing a more effective execution of this policy by centralizing authority heretofore granted by law to several agencies …

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