FCC issues

Federal Communications Commission Issues

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent U.S. government agency that regulates both interstate and international communications by radio, television, satellite, cable and wire.

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found the Federal Communications Commission violated the federal Administrative Procedure Act (APA) in making its Access Broadband over Power Line ("Access BPL") decision. The full text of the court decision is available below.

FCC Amateur Radio Phone Patch Decision
Two Radio Amateur Official Observers, Victor M. Magana, N1VM and Erik Dean, N16G, filed complaints with the FCC in August, 2002, alleging that James S. Watkins, KIGGU, had violated FCC Rules by operating what they described as a call-in show or "reverse phone patch." The FCC opened Case #EB-2002-451, asked James S. Watkins, KIGGU, to review and respond to the complaints, and found "there were no violations of Commission rules since licensed operators were in control of the station during all transmissions." The FCC request for response, answer, and FCC finding are available below.

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