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View Resource FCC State Link

Researchers interested in telecommunications industry data and trends may download Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reports at the FCC State Link page. Archived documents are arranged by topic and may include specific information such as telephone industry revenues, rates, and market shares.

https://www.fcc.gov/general/iatd-data-statistical-reports
View Resource FCC changes regulations governing ownership of media outlets

This past Tuesday, in a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission relaxed some of the restrictions on media ownership, creating great rancor among public media watchdog groups and a number of concerned United States senators. Under the new changes a company can now own a newspaper and a television station in the same city, something which had not been possible for thirty years. In the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/0606
View Resource Federal Communications Commission: For Consumers

The Federal Communications Commission offers this informative page "about the issues the FCC oversees." The site is divided into six sections including Wireless, Internet, Radio, Satellite, Telephone, and Television & Cable. At first glance little information is contained in each section -- only a few frequently asked questions and their answers are given. However, a link at the bottom of each...

https://www.fcc.gov/consumer-guides
View Resource FCC Fines Fox Broadcasting Company $1.2 million

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) levied its heaviest fine ever against a television broadcaster as it announced earlier this week that it would fine the Fox Broadcasting Company close to $1.2 million. The program that the FCC took exception to was the very short-lived “Married by America” episode that appeared on April, 7, 2003. In this particular episode of the poorly received...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2004/1015