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federal communications commission (FCC)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent telecommunications agency of the U.S. government that reports directly to Congress. It was created in 1934 and has the task of developing guidelines for radio, television, satellite and cable communications and to intervene in a regulatory manner.

In addition, the FCC allocates frequencies and bandwidths for radio and television broadcasting, as well as for wide-area and short-range communications.

The Commission is headed by a Chief Executive Officer, who assigns duties to Managing Directors in the various bureaus. The offices have their own areas of responsibility. For example, there is the Media Bureau and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, the International Affairs Bureau and the Legal Affairs Bureau, etc.

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Englisch: federal communications commission - FCC
Updated at: 30.12.2016
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