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Bye, Bye Fairness Doctrine — Good Riddance

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The FCC announced last week that it is throwing out the Fairness Doctrine along with 80 other rules it considers “outdated and obsolete.” The Fairness Doctrine was originally put into effect in 1949 by the FCC to ensure that radio stations and, at the time, the few newly licensed TV stations presented opposing views of controversial issues of […]

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FCC Planning 911 Text Messaging System

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The Federal Communications Commission recently announced that it’s working on a system that will facilitate sending text and multimedia messages to 911 emergency service. The system would allow first responders to view photos and video of emergencies before arriving on the scene. Unfortunately, the nation’s inadequate infrastructure doesn’t make this plan a reality for at […]

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FCC Shows Internet Speeds Not What Advertised

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A new report by the FCC studied the difference between advertised speeds and actual results from the nation’s top Internet providers. Verizon FiOS was the only provider to have consistent speeds beyond what was advertised, while Cablevision tested as poorly as 50% of what the company promises during peak hours. Read the full article at […]

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 3, 2011

[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/110803_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] A new report by the FCC studied the difference between advertised speeds and actual results from the nation’s top Internet providers. Verizon FiOS was the only provider to have consistent speeds beyond what was advertised, while Cablevision tested as poorly as 50% of what the company promises […]

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New FCC Cable Company Restrictions Help Independent Producers

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The Federal Communications Commission recently made a ruling that prevents cable companies from removing channels during network disputes. The ruling also prevents companies from favoring programming where the cable provider has a financial stake. The new restrictions should make it easier for independent networks and producers to keep its programming on the air. Read the […]