Private sector (61 - 70 of 81 items)
FCC: Policies and Rules Concerning Children's Television Programming--Revision of Programming Policies for Television Broadcast Stations
OGC-96-37: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on children's television programming policies for television broadcast stations. GAO found that: (1) the rule would strengthen FCC enforcement of the Children's Television Act and provide a safe harbor processing guideline for processing the CTA portion of broadcasters' license renewal applic...
FCC: Provision of Roaming Services by Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers
OGC-96-39: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule regarding the provision of roaming services by commercial mobile radio services providers. GAO found that: (1) the rule would require cellular, broadband personal communications services and certain specialized mobile radio licensees to provide manual roaming services upon request to subscrib...
FCC: Interconnection and Resale Obligations Pertaining to Commercial Mobile Radio Services
OGC-96-32: Published: Aug 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on commercial mobile radio services interconnection and resale obligations. GAO found that: (1) the transitional rule would require all cellular and broadband personal communications services and certain specialized mobile radio providers to permit unlimited resale of their services and elimi...
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...
Amendment of FCC Rules to Deregulate the Equipment Authorization Requirements for Digital Devices
OGC-96-21: Published: Jul 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule concerning the deregulation of equipment authorization requirements for digital devices. GAO found that: (1) the rule would create a new self-authorization process based on a manufacturer's or suppliers' compliance with FCC requirements and save the digital device industry approximately $250...
Amendment to FCC Rules Regarding a Plan for Cost-Sharing of Microwave Relocation
OGC-96-14: Published: Jun 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on microwave broadcast facility frequency relocation. GAO found that: (1) the rule would clarify FCC rules on relocating microwave facilities and adopt a plan for sharing the costs of relocation; and (2) FCC complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule...
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...
U.S. Trade and Development Agency: Limitations Exist in Its Ability to Help Generate U.S. Exports
GGD-94-9: Published: Oct 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA), focusing on: (1) whether TDA activities increase U.S. exports; (2) the factors that affect TDA ability to generate U.S. exports; and (3) five other countries' major development projects abroad that increase their exports.GAO found that: (1) since 1980, over 850 firms have participated in various TDA proj...
Telephone Communications: Bell Operating Company Entry Into New Lines of Business
RCED-86-138: Published: Apr 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the rationale allowing the regulated Bell Operating Companies (BOC) to enter various lines of business from which they are currently restricted by the 1982 consent decree that required the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) divestiture.GAO found that BOC have sought waivers from the restrictions to engage in new unregulated lines of...
B-202472: Published: Mar 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
The President has recently proposed, under the Impoundment Control Act, that a portion of funds appropriated to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting be rescinded. GAO was asked about the legality of the President's rescission proposal, and whether there was any bar to Congress' acting this year to reduce the Corporation's fiscal year 1982 appropriation. The Corporation was established as a nonp...