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FCC (Federal Communications Commission)

The Communications Act of 1934 created the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), an independent agency of the United States that superseded the Federal Radio Commission’s radio communication regulation and the Interstate Commerce Commission’s wire communication regulation. The FCC regulates interstate communications for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. territories. In addition to interstate communications, the FCC regulates all foreign communications originating from, or terminating in, the United States. Section 151 of Title 47 of the U.S. Code lays out the purposes of the FCC, which, most simply, was created “for the purpose of regulating interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio.” Title 47 of the U.S. Code contains all the rules and regulations of the FCC. These rules are ...

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