Telecommunications (21 - 30 of 33 items)
Federal Communications Commission: International Settlement Rates
OGC-97-63: Published: Sep 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on international settlement rates. GAO noted that: (1) the rule revises the benchmark settlement rates for international message telephone service between the United States and other countries; (2) the revised rates reflect technological improvements, their associated cost reductions, and the...
FCC: Facilitate Future Development of Paging Systems and Implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act, and Competitive Bidding
OGC-97-31: Published: Mar 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) new rule on facilitating the future development of paging systems, the implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act, and competitive bidding. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule would govern the geographic area licensing of common carrier paging and exclusive 929 MegaHertz private carrier...
CEC Sale of Federal Spectrum
NSIAD-97-40R: Published: Nov 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1996.
GAO provided information on the effects of the transfer of certain radio frequencies on the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Program. GAO noted that: (1) the government conducts about 90 percent of its radio frequency operations below 3.1 gigahertz, but only has exclusive use of 17 percent of the spectrum; (2) the federal government is required to provide a span of radio frequencies...
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...
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...
Federal Communications Commission Can Further Improve Its Licensing Activities
RCED-83-90: Published: Apr 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) processing of applications for new common carrier, broadcast, and private radio licenses to identify changes to make these operations more efficient and productive.As a result of continued technological improvements and an increasing demand for communications services, the FCC application processing w...
U.S. Preparations for an International Conference on Broadcast Satellites
RCED-83-121: Published: Mar 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the technical, diplomatic, and policy preparations taken by federal agencies for the Regional Administrative Radio Conference to be held in 1983. This conference will plan for multi-nation broadcasting satellite service implementation in the Western Hemisphere and will consider problems of sharing the its radio frequencies with ex...
U.S. Preparations for the 1983 Regional Administrative Radio Conference
120767: Mar 8, 1983
GAO presented testimony concerning its review of the preparatory activities of the principal Federal agencies involved in the 1983 Regional Administrative Radio Conference which will plan for the Western Hemisphere nations' implementation of broadcast satellite service and will determine the technical rules under which the service will operate. The conference is expected to decide on whether to ap...