Private sector (11 - 16 of 16 items)
FCC: Installment Payment Financing for Personal Communications Services Licensees
OGC-98-43: Published: Apr 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on installment payment financing for personal communications services (PCS) licensees. GAO noted that: (1) the new rule would make certain modifications designed to provide C block licensees greater flexibility in making their elections; (2) the rule would allow existing licensees greater abi...
FCC: Reallocation of TV Channels 60-69, the 746-806 MHz Band
OGC-98-31: Published: Feb 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) new rule governing reallocation of television channels 60-69, the 746-806 band. GAO noted that: (1) the new rule would reallocate the current television channels 60-69 for public safety fixed and mobile services on a primary basis and the remaining 36 megahertz of channels 60-69 to fixed and mobile comm...
FCC: Service and Auction Rules for the 38.6-40.0 GHz Frequency Band
OGC-98-29: Published: Feb 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on service and auction rules for the 38.6-40.0 GHz frequency band. GAO noted that: (1) the new rule would amend FCC's rules to facilitate more effective use of the 39 GHz band by implementing a number of improvements; (2) in addition, the regulatory framework for the 39 GHz band would be expa...
FCC: Foreign Participation in the U.S. Telecommunications Market
OGC-98-19: Published: Dec 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on foreign participation in the U.S. telecommunications market. GAO noted that the: (1) rule would adopt a new standard for foreign participation in the United States telecommunications market in light of the World Trade Organization agreement concluded on February 1, 1997; (2) rule removes t...
Consumer Health Informatics: Emerging Issues
AIMD-96-86: Published: Jul 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed consumer health informatics, focusing on: (1) the demand for health information and expanding technological capabilities; (2) users' and developers' views on potential systems advantages and issues surrounding systems development and use; (3) federal, state, and local government involvement in developing these technologies; and (4) the status of re...
Telecommunications: Initiatives Taken by Three States to Promote Increased Access and Investment
RCED-96-68: Published: Mar 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on three states' initiatives to promote increased access and private investment in advanced telecommunications.GAO found that: (1) Iowa, Nebraska, and North Carolina encouraged telephone companies to make private investment in advanced telecommunications infrastructure by offering to become their major customers; (2) in 1987, Iowa finan...