Legislation and Regulation

FCC's Media Ownership Proceeding Will Hurt National Security

from the Center for Digital Democracy

Questions Must be Raised about FCC's Ability to Protect the Public Interest

Washington, DC -- The Federal Communications Commission launched a proceeding today that will lead to the erosion of long-standing safeguards designed to ensure that the public can

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Telecommunications Infrastructure in Seattle

[Resolution passed in 1999 but never funded.]

Seattle City Council Resolution Number 29902: Telecommunications infrastructure

A RESOLUTION relating to high-speed telecommunications services; establishing the City's intention to explore alternative ways of providing the citizens of Seattle telecommunications services, including television.

Adopted Feb. 16, 1999
Vote: 6-0 (Recused: Drago; Excused: Conlin, Donaldson)
Sponsor: Podlodowski

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Media Mergers and Antitrust: Choice for Consumers

More agency debate about antitrust enforcement better serves democracy for everyone.

By Cheryl A. Leanza and Harold J. Feld (Media Access Project)

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