Over the years, the FCC has reduced the amount of information that licensees are required to submit with their renewal applications, but the FCC requires licensees to make a series of certifications by which licensees confirm that they have complied with the FCC's rules.
Licensing a station for a small community with the intent of serving an urban metro is getting new scrutiny from the FCC.
To offset the cost of construction of this network, the bill looks to auction the 450MHz spectrum, but does not propose replacement spectrum for BAS use.
The council members will share ideas and recommendations on how to best harness technological innovations in the current business landscape.
One section says the FCC will now assign a docket number to any broadcast application for renewal, assignment or transfer as to which there is a timely filed petition to deny.
The date for the National EAS test has yet to be determined.
While the Local Community Radio Act has now been passed, the new law will not be implemented until the FCC completes the necessary steps to turn the legislative language into new rules.
Terrestrial repeaters have been authorized to operate in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Honolulu.
The effort was spearheaded by a group of community broadcasters and advocate groups including the Prometheus Radio Project.
The FCC's Enforcement Bureau has taken an increasingly strident stand against radio stations that violate FCC rules in spite of the difficult financial straits of the industry.
The vote followed party lines 3-2.
Part of Copps' plan would reduce the license renewal period from eight to four years.
This deadlock began to develop shortly after the FM translator window in 2003, in which approximately 13,000 applications were filed.
The Technology Experience Center (FCC TEC), an on-site technology lab, will provide FCC employees and invited guests hands-on experience with the latest communications devices and solutions.
The Commission's records show that nearly 200 AM and FM stations reported being off-the-air as of Sept. 1, 2010.
The Council, comprised of technical experts, will help the Commission to identify important areas of innovation and develop informed technology policies supporting America's competitiveness and job creation in the global economy.
In 2006 the FAA proposed to dramatically expand its influence over radio spectrum users – if not usurp the FCC in some areas of spectrum allocations.
The five-year project calls for Rice and Houston nonprofit Technology For All (TFA) to add white-space technology to a wide spectrum Wi-Fi network they jointly operate in Houston’s working-class East End neighborhood.
This spectrum is regularly used for non-licensed auxiliary use, such as wireless mics and wireless IFB.
With mid-term elections around the corner it's a good time for broadcasters to review their procedures to assure compliance with the FCC's political advertising rules.