FCC The Federal Communications Commission and Open Internet

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The FCC, Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.

The Federal Communications Commission stated: They Provide Leadership for consumers, public safety, and accessibility. Competition and technological and economic opportunity.

The FCC has a lot of say and authority to implement changes to the internet. Since they are able to create rules (regulations) that affects communications, they also have a process to follow in deciding whether or not new or amendment to rules are needed. When the FCC stated by June 13, 2009 that all broadcasting television stations be switched from analog to digital format, the adjustments met with mix responses. The analog signal televisions people were happy with, and in good shape, would now become obsolete unless they possessed televisions that could have the following service or equipment installed in them.

· Cable service provider

· Analog to Digital signal box converters

The example given above is one reason you should keep abreast of such matters. If Information Technology is Communication, then businesses and companies in the United States are the backbone of service providing the communication. This is why the FCC has used closely followed processes (principles) for years to guide the agency in making decisions that would protect the public’s safety while allowing communications accessibility. You most likely appreciate how this approach does not stifle innovation.

FCC-The Federal Communications Commission- Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission is presently making decisions on the “Open Internet”.

As the FCC website motive states, “Ensuring that every American has access to open and robust high-speed Internet service” they state on their official website:

‘The Open Internet also makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to easily launch innovative applications and services, revolutionizing the way people communicate, participate, create, and do business—think of email, blogs, voice and video conferencing, streaming video, and online shopping. Once you’re online, you don’t have to ask permission or pay tolls to broadband providers to reach others on the network. If you develop an innovative new website, you don’t have to get permission to share it with the world.’

Additional links have been provided below for Information Technology Professionals (or aspiring) so you can keep abreast of the FCC’s function and process. If there are changes in the future, the Information Technology Professionals will be the ones implementing them.

FCC Establishes New Inbox for Open Internet Comments



  • Federal Communications Commission
  • 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554
  • Phone: 1-888-225-5322
  • TTY: 1-888-835-5322
  • Fax: 1-866-418-0232



James Lynch

POCBOOKS.COM “If something you read changes your life, it becomes your reality.” The author of the Product of Culture Trilogy James is also an Information Technology Professional and Consultant "Whether a person is aware of it or not, like technology, everything has an answer. You can't be afraid to ask questions, You just may receive what you have been looking for!"

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