said by Camelot One:
FCC will protect said consumers from said corporations.
I never saw where it was the job of the FCC to PROTECT consumers. I saw where it was to regulate telecommunications and to encourage competition, but nothing about protecting consumers.
The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.
educates and informs consumers about telecommunications goods and services
enforces the Communications Act
regulates AM, FM radio and television broadcast stations, as well as cable television and satellite services
oversees cellular and PCS phones, pagers and two-way radios
addresses public safety, homeland security, national security, emergency management and preparedness, disaster management
allocates spectrum for non-Government use and provides expert advice on technical issues
The goal of this new law is to let anyone enter any communications business -- to let any communications business compete in any market against any other.
To promote competition and reduce regulation in order to secure--
lower prices and higher quality services for American
telecommunications consumers and encourage the rapid deployment of
new telecommunications technologies.
Are you happy with your rep in Washington, DC?