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FCC: Congress should lift restrictions on low-power FM stations

...can go up to 100,000 watts and be heard more than 50 miles away. An official of the Media Access Project, a telecommunications law firm supportive of low-power radio, hailed the FCC study. "After significant expense by the taxpayers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/24/mus_405670.shtml
Music
FCC decision on phone competition could affect prices, services

...the agency's last two attempts to revise the rules, saying they failed to meet the requirements of a 1996 telecommunications law. The vote scheduled for Thursday was originally planned for last week but Powell postponed it. Powell delayed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/21/bus_376345.shtml
Business
Decision could change media ownership rules

...Democrats can bring attention to the issue, but are unlikely to alter the outcome sought by Powell. A 1996 telecommunications law required the FCC to periodically review ownership rules in light of greater competition and other changes in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/13/bus_364017.shtml
Business
New rules to help bring telecommunications to disabled

...with volume controls or lower placement for people in wheelchairs. The rules stem from a provision of a 1996 telecommunications law that instructed the FCC to take steps to give disabled people better access to telecommunications services and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/15/tec_265690.shtml
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FCC may ease station ownership rules

...lawmakers in Congress opposed the plan, saying it doesn't give broadcasters enough regulatory relief. A 1996 telecommunications law eased some restrictions but required the commission to consider changing, or even eliminating, other limits...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/21/tec_259594.shtml
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1996 law didn't drive price down

...reported Wednesday. Widespread competition the telecommunications law was supposed to have unleashed hasn't happened...one of the unintended consequences of the 1996 telecommunications law is the growth of "a costly division" between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/07/bus_252599.shtml
Business
Amid competition, cable TV remains dominant

...by consumer groups to delay the March 31, 1999, deregulation of cable TV rates. Congress decided in a 1996 telecommunications law to lift cable-rate regulations on that date, believing that widespread competition to cable would have materialized...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/18/tec_247809.shtml
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FCC allows renters to install satellite dishes

...Furchtgott-Roth said in a written dissent to that portion of the order. The FCC's action responds to a 1996 telecommunications law that gave the commission the authority to enact regulations that would end restrictions impairing a viewer's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/21/tec_245383.shtml
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Company seeks obstacles' end

WASHINGTON -- BellSouth Corp. asked a federal appeals court Friday to overturn key portions of a telecommunications law in a case that could have a dramatic effect on how people buy local and long-distance phone services. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/26/bus_240059.shtml
Business
FCC aims to cut Internet congestion

...building high-speed networks inside their local phone regions. They want the FCC to use its powers under a 1996 telecommunications law to remove regulatory barriers hindering development of advanced telecommunications networks. The Bells' rivals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/10/tec_233054.shtml
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